Mirage 2000-5F

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Mirage 2000-5F
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Mirage 2000-5F
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Description

The Mirage 2000-5F, an advanced variant of the Mirage 2000 series, represents a pinnacle of French aviation technology. Developed by Dassault Aviation, this fighter jet first took its maiden flight in 1991, marking a significant milestone in the country's aerial capabilities. Equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and weapon systems, the Mirage 2000-5F played a pivotal role in various historical conflicts. Notably, during the Kosovo War in 1999, these aircraft showcased their precision and versatility by carrying out crucial ground attack and air-to-air missions. Armed with a range of sophisticated weapons, including Magic 2 air-to-air missiles and laser-guided bombs, the Mirage 2000-5F demonstrated its adaptability and effectiveness in both aerial combat and ground support roles. Over the years, this fighter jet has solidified its reputation as a cornerstone of the French Air Force's fleet, embodying a harmonious blend of cutting-edge technology and combat-proven performance.

It was introduced in Update "La Royale". The Mirage 2000-5F showcases impressive air-to-air combat capabilities, notably highlighted by its utilization of the Matra Magic 2 missile system. Armed with the Matra Magic 2, an advanced short-range infrared-guided missile, the aircraft excels in engaging close-range airborne targets. The Matra Magic 2 missile's infrared seeker technology enables it to home in on heat sources emitted by enemy aircraft, ensuring accurate target tracking and engagement even in challenging scenarios.

Complementing its missile armament, the Mirage 2000-5F's radar, the Thales RDY (Radar Doppler Multi-target), plays a pivotal role in target detection and tracking. This radar system facilitates rapid target acquisition, enhancing the aircraft's effectiveness in engaging multiple adversaries simultaneously. The Mirage 2000-5F's agility is another critical aspect of its air-to-air prowess, allowing pilots to outmanoeuvre opponents and gain advantageous positions during dogfighting encounters.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 12 000 m2 351 km/h
Turn time25 s
Max altitude16 000 m
EngineSNECMA M53-P2
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight13 t
Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 12,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 2,246 2,174 16000 26.2 26.6 155.7 144.8 750
Upgraded 2,453 2,351 23.9 25.0 238.1 195.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X X X ✓*

*Installing countermeasures blocks the deployment of the chute.

Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,512 426 - - - ~13 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 920 < 750 < 650 -

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
SNECMA M53-P2 1 7,550 kg 267 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight
Weight (each) Type 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 34m fuel
1,515 kg Afterburning low-bypass turbofan 8,552 kg 9,513 kg 10,494 kg 10,889 kg 14,105 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 34m fuel MGW
Stationary 6,200 kgf 9,688 kgf 1.13 1.02 0.92 0.89 0.69
Optimal 7,083 kgf
(1,512 km/h)
13,406 kgf
(1,512 km/h)
1.57 1.41 1.28 1.23 0.95

Survivability and armour

Flares/Chaff
Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear426 km/h

The Mirage 2000-5F exhibits commendable survivability through a combination of advanced features that enhance its chances of evading threats and successfully completing tasks. One key aspect is its electronic warfare suite, which includes radar warning receivers, chaff and flare dispensers as jamming capabilities. These systems collectively enable the aircraft to detect, identify, and counter incoming threats such as radar-guided missiles and hostile radars. Additionally, the Mirage 2000-5F's advanced avionics and sensors, including the Thales RDY radar and DAMOCLES targeting pod, contribute to its situational awareness, allowing pilots to monitor and respond to potential threats effectively. The aircraft's agility and high-speed capabilities provide pilots with the means to maneuver out of danger swiftly. In terms of design, the Mirage 2000-5F's aerodynamic structure is optimized to reduce its radar cross-section, minimizing its vulnerability to enemy radar systems. This feature, coupled with its electronic warfare systems, helps enhance its overall survivability in contested environments. The Mirage 2000-5F also boasts an impeccably designed and advanced cockpit that significantly enhances its combat capabilities. The cockpit's streamlined layout not only enhances pilot comfort and ergonomics but also contributes to reduced clutter, allowing pilots to focus on mission-critical tasks with heightened efficiency. The cockpit's intuitive arrangement of displays and instruments empowers pilots to swiftly access crucial information and swiftly make informed decisions during high-stress situations. Furthermore, the cockpit's advanced Heads-Up Display (HUD) system projects essential flight data directly onto the pilot's line of sight, eliminating the need for frequent glances down at instruments. This enhances the pilot's ability to maintain spatial awareness and engage targets without diverting their attention from the external environment.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 457 → 4 422 Sl icon.png
RB7 092 → 12 765 Sl icon.png
SB8 351 → 15 031 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications316 000 Rp icon.png
484 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost3 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training310 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 100 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 600 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 350 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 320 / 500 % Sl icon.png
256 / 256 / 256 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
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New boosters
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
aden_belt_pack
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods air to air missile.png
Matra 530F
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods thermal sight.png
DAMOCLES
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow right 0.png
Mods agm missile.png
AS30L
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
aden_new_gun
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
Matra 530D
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods laser guided bomb.png
GBU-12
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mod arrow right 0.png
Mods optical guided bomb.png
PGM 500
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 25C
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod CC-630
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods laser guided bomb.png
GBU-16
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods optical guided bomb.png
PGM 2000
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
EFS
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
Matra JL-100R
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
Matra R550 Magic 2
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mods laser guided bomb.png
BGL-1000
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow right 0.png
Mods laser guided bomb.png
GBU-24
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
690 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs) Lead indicator
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Offensive armament

Main article: DEFA 554 (30 mm)

The Mirage 2000-5F is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 554 cannons, belly-mounted (125 rpg = 250 total) + 36 x countermeasures
    • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 554 cannons + 168 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

The Mirage 2000-5F can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hardpoints Mirage 2000C-S5.png
30 mm DEFA 554 cannons (300 rpg) 2
500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs 1 1 1 1 1, 2 1 1 1 1
500 lb SAMP Mk 82 250 Snakeye bombs 1 1 1 1 1, 2 1 1 1 1
250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
250 kg SAMP Type 25 200 bombs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
970 kg BGL-1000 bombs 1*
277 kg GBU-12 Paveway II bombs 1* 2* 1* 1*
1,092 lb GBU-16 Paveway II bombs 1*
2,000 lb GBU-24 Paveway III bombs 1*
404 kg PGM 500 bombs 1* 1* 1* 1*
1,060 kg PGM 2000 bombs 1*
SNEB type 23 rockets 18 18 18 18
AS-30L Nord missiles 1* 1*
Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles 1 1 1 1
Matra Super 530D missiles 1 1
Matra Super 530F missiles 1 1
DAMOCLES targeting pod 1
1,300 l drop tanks 1
* PGM guided bombs cannot be equipped in conjunction with other guided air-to-ground ordnance
PGM 500 bombs on hardpoint 6 cannot be carried in conjunction with marked ordnance on hardpoint 5
Default weapon presets
  • 1 x 1,300 l drop tank
  • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 554 cannon (600 rpg)
  • 2 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles
  • 4 x Matra R550 Magic 2 missiles
  • 2 x Matra Super 530F missiles
  • 2 x Matra Super 530D missiles
  • 10 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (5,000 lb total)
  • 10 x 500 lb SAMP Mk 82 250 Snakeye bombs (5,000 lb total)
  • 9 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (2,250 kg total)
  • 9 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 200 bombs (2,250 kg total)
  • 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 1 x DAMOCLES targeting pod + 5 x 277 kg GBU-12 Paveway II bombs (1,385 kg total)
  • 1 x DAMOCLES targeting pod + 1 x 1,092 lb GBU-16 Paveway II bomb (1,092 lb total)
  • 1 x DAMOCLES targeting pod + 1 x 2,000 lb GBU-24 Paveway III bomb (2,000 lb total)
  • 1 x DAMOCLES targeting pod + 1 x 970 kg BGL-1000 bomb (970 kg total)
  • 1 x DAMOCLES targeting pod + 2 x AS-30L Nord missiles
  • 3 x 404 kg PGM 500 bombs (1,212 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,060 kg PGM 2000 bomb (1,060 kg total)

Usage in battles

In air-to-air combat scenarios, the Mirage 2000-5F's strengths lie in its exceptional agility and advanced avionics. Employing the Matra Magic 2 short-range infrared-guided missiles and benefiting from the Thales RDY radar, the aircraft can excel in dogfights and engage opponents in close-range encounters. Its advanced radar systems provide pilots with crucial situational awareness, granting them a significant advantage in these high-stakes aerial engagements.

When transitioning to air-to-ground missions, the Mirage 2000-5F demonstrates remarkable versatility. Armed with an array of guided weaponry such as the BGL-1000, PGM-500, PGM-2000, GBU-16, and GBU-12, the aircraft becomes a precise and lethal platform for striking ground targets with pinpoint accuracy. The integration of the DAMOCLES targeting pod significantly enhances the aircraft's ability to deliver laser-guided ordnance, including the AS-30L missile. This pod provides sophisticated targeting capabilities, allowing pilots to designate and guide laser-guided bombs and the AS-30L missile with exceptional precision. The Mirage 2000-5F truly shines when combining its air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities. This synergy is evident in scenarios where the aircraft engages in both roles within a single mission. For instance, in a close air support mission, the aircraft can effectively neutralize enemy ground threats with laser-guided bombs like the GBU-12 or GBU-16, or launch AS-30L missiles at high-value targets, while still retaining the capability to defend itself against potential aerial threats using its Matra Magic 2 missiles and advanced radar systems. This dual-purpose adaptability underscores the Mirage 2000-5F's value as a truly multirole fighter. The Mirage 2000-5F also possesses significant anti-shipping capabilities, bolstered by the use of the PGM-2000, a potent weapon in its arsenal. With its advanced guidance and armour-penetrating capability of up to 111mm, the PGM-2000 is a formidable threat against heavily armoured ships, including aircraft carriers. In War Thunder, aircraft carriers hold strategic importance as power projection platforms in Enduring Confrontation missions. The Mirage 2000-5F's ability to engage and potentially sink these carriers with precision strikes using the PGM-2000 underscores its role, disrupting enemy naval capabilities and potentially reducing the possibility of a mobile spawn point. This multirole versatility reinforces the Mirage 2000-5F's adaptability across various scenarios, making it a crucial asset in shaping battle dynamics.

In summary, the Mirage 2000-5F is a versatile and potent asset that can excel in air-to-air combat, air-to-ground strikes, and combined missions. Its use of guided weaponry, including the BGL-1000, PGM-500, PGM-2000, GBU-16, GBU-12, and AS-30L missile, coupled with the DAMOCLES targeting pod, empowers the aircraft with precise targeting and engagement capabilities. This multirole prowess, combined with its agility and advanced avionics, makes the Mirage 2000-5F a formidable platform capable of adapting to a wide range of operational requirements.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Upgraded radar (RDY radar) with excellent capabilities
  • Good ground capability with access to long range AGM
  • Good acceleration
  • Great manoeuvrability
  • DEFA 554 deal heavy damage
  • Powerful targeting pod (Damocles) with a 3rd gen thermal imagery and a strong magnifier
  • Access to Magic 2 missiles stock

Cons:

  • Poor energy retention
  • Magic 2 has limited range
  • Carries a maximum of only 4 air-to-air missiles
  • DEFA 554 has slow muzzle velocity (820 m/s)

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

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Dassault Aviation
WW2
Fighters  M.B.152C1 · M.B.157
Bombers  M.B.162 · M.B.174A-3 · M.B.175T
Jet Aircraft 
M.D 450  M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.450B Ouragan
Mystère  M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Mystere IVA
Super Mystère  Super Mystere B2
Étendard  Etendard IVM
Super Étendard  Super Etendard
Alpha Jet  Alpha Jet E**
Mirage 
Mirage III  Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE · Milan
Mirage V  Mirage 5F
Mirage F1  Mirage F1C · Mirage F1C-200 · Mirage F1CT
Mirage 2000  Mirage 2000-5F · Mirage 2000C-S4 · Mirage 2000C-S5 · Mirage 2000D-R1
Mirage 4000  Mirage 4000
Export 
M.D 450  M.D.450B Ouragan
Mystere  Mystere IVA
Super Mystère  Sambad · Sa'ar***
Mirage  Shahak
  *The company was named "Société des Avions Marcel Bloch" before being renamed in 1947
  **Jointly manufactured with Dornier Flugzeugwerke
  ***Israeli Super Mystère refitted with new avionics and an American engine

France jet aircraft
Fighters  M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Mystere IVA · Super Mystere B2
  ▄F-86K · ▄F-100D · ▄F-8E(FN)
  Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE · Milan · Mirage 5F · Mirage 2000C-S4 · Mirage 2000C-S5 · Mirage 2000-5F · Mirage 4000
  Mirage F1C · Mirage F1C-200 · Mirage F1CT
Strike aircraft  ▄F-84F · F-84F IAF · ▄F-84G-26-RE
  Etendard IVM · Super Etendard · Alpha Jet E
  Jaguar A · Jaguar E · Mirage 2000D-R1
Bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIB · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN (late)