Author Topic: Mirage 2000/3000/4000 Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 9602 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Mirage 2000/3000/4000 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2017, 07:24:54 PM »
Seriously contemplating a 1 Aviation Regiment Mirage 2000D. 

The back story being that army aviation (along with a FAA being formed) was retained post formation of the RAAF (which concentrated on strategic bombing to the detriment of pretty much all else), specifically to cover AOP, army cooperation, CAS and battlefield air superiority.  While there were Corps level aviation brigades and formation level aviation squadrons, the main effort was the divisional aviation regiment each consisting of one or two squadrons of fighters, one or two of dive bombers and one of army cooperation aircraft for AOP, FAC and liaison as well as a flight / troop of tactical reconnaissance aircraft. 

Initially the AEF (Australian Expeditionary Force / 2nd AIF) used what ever they could get (the preference being Hurricanes and Henlys) but by the end of the war were flying Typhoons/Tempests and Beaufighters or Mustangs and Mosquitos.  Post war they moved to Furys and Brigands, then adding Hawks to the mix, before moving to a Hunter/Super Hunter  and Canberra/B-57 mix, Mirage F-1 and Jaguar, then Mirage 2000C and D before the Rafale B and C.


So, similar to my own timeline with the RAM's, then, where the RAAF is a purely strategic air force incorporating strategic bombers & interceptor fighters; Army air does as you've said; RAM's air does the same for the Marines; & RAN FAA is mostly ASW, AShW & fleet defence.

In my timeline the Army Air Service begins WW2 with a squadron of Avia B-534's on the books, while the RAM's have a squadron of Sea Gladiators (I know the timelines don't really match RW but I like both aircraft, which are both very similar in performance) ... Mind you I'm figuring the RAM's also have a squadron of hang-about Bristol F.2B's still flying, too.
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Mirage 2000/3000/4000 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2017, 09:15:54 PM »
Its all good fun and serves the purpose of getting personal favourites into Australian service

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Mirage 2000/3000/4000 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2017, 04:23:44 PM »
Yup! :smiley:
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Mirage 2000/3000/4000 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2017, 05:01:26 AM »
For some reason I love the idea of an RAAF 2000N. One day I'll get around to it.
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Offline dy031101

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Re: Mirage 2000/3000/4000 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2019, 08:12:25 AM »
Top: Mirage 2000H with what appears to be an inert/captive-training round of the R-73 missile.

Bottom: (Fanart?) Illustration of a possible application of Israeli weapons on the Mirage 2000.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 08:14:08 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: Mirage 2000/3000/4000 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2019, 12:52:27 AM »
Random idea:  South African Mirage 2000
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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Mirage 2000/3000/4000 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2019, 06:34:58 PM »
What if Mirage 4000 derived from Mirage F1?