Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Mirage 2000-5 "20 Years of Operation"
2020/E120, ROCAF, 2018
The Mirage 2000 has been in service since 1984 with production ending in 2007 when the final
aircraft was delivered to the Hellenic Air Force. The Mirage 2000-5F was supposed to be an
export variant but the company didn't receive enough demand from the French Air Force to make
it viable so existing aircraft were upgraded. In 1993 it was decided to upgrade present aircraft and
in 1997 work began with the first 2000-5F being delivered in 2000. In 2011 2000-5F's were
engaged in action in Libya.
In the spring of 1997 the RoCAF began receiving the first of 60 French built Mirage 2000-5s with
the last aircraft arriving in late 1998. The Mirage 2000-5s main task was high altitude offshore
interception. At first the Mirage 2000-5 was a formidable aircraft with Active Radar and MAGIC II
IR AAM's but as time went on newer aircraft were faster and lighter and suited for adaptation of
new weaponry so the 2000-5 time is almost over with Taiwan seeking new aircraft to replace it.
Specifications for the Mirage 2000-5F
This variant is different from the Mirage 2000C only in upgraded radar and avionics. The 2000-5F
is also capable of carrying the over-sized drop tanks developed for the 2000N allowing for greater
range. These were done to extend the life of the Mirage 2000 until the new Rafale is available.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Loads of optional armament has been provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.