It is a beautiful looking plane and it flies as good as it looks. Highly manoeuvrable and quite fast. 2D cockpit is the best to use, but I had some problems getting the 3D cockpit right - I will work on it when I can.
Like the recently uploaded Harrier GR9, there are folders containing various weapons loadouts. Either select one of those (COPY DO NOT MOVE it to the main folder and reload the plane) or start off with all weapons loaded and then remove the ones you do not want. Thanks to a bug in XP11 there is no \"none\" selection for weapons in the weight and balance panel, so you need to select either chaff or flare to get rid of the weapon you don't want.
0:01:42.781 I/FCG: Starting new flight in Aircraft/Fighters/Dassault Mirage 2000C XP11 1.0/2000C-xp11.acf at Runway 050:01:42.781 D/STM: Transitioning from state state_Normal to state_NormalLoading0:01:42.781 I/ACF: Loading airplane number 0 with Aircraft/Fighters/Dassault Mirage 2000C XP11 1.0/2000C-xp11.acf Fetching plugins for /Users/barrywehrli/Desktop/X-Plane 11/Aircraft/Fighters/Dassault Mirage 2000C XP11 1.0/plugins
They are not fake planes or acf files as each has a different weapons layout. To save space they are provided separately from the folder with every file required for them to be flown in x-plane. This is the way x-trident planes work and it works very well if you follow the instructions.
But I agree, the way the snazzy jazzy interface works is not user friendly or really logical - it looks good but its dysfunctional as you do not know where you are in the folder hierarchy (I think Laminar would prefer and argue that you use option (2) above. I prefer a path/folder layout myself (and not looking forward to plane maker going the same fancy way).
Pierre Seuve (pitoux) deserves all credit for this plane and especially the beautiful sleek lines reproduced in the objects used to recreate it for x-plane. His initial upload was for x-plane 8.64 and can still be found here: -plane.org/index.phpapp=downloads&showfile=2837.
With his permission, I am uploading an X-Plane 10.40 compatible version with a few of my own tweaks which have included an airfoil update to reduce drag (the original airfoils, updated to work in XP10 are included in a separate folder if you wish to use those), reduced drag of fuselage and other x-plane bodies, adjustment to the engine parameters and a few minor changes in the 2D cockpit.
This plane is incredibly stable and uses XFCS for its nice manoeuvrability and easy handling. You can get it here: -plane.org/index.phpapp=downloads&showfile=228and as far as I can see, as its a python script, it works fine in XP10.
The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine, fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It was designed in the late 1970s as a lightweight fighter to replace the Mirage III for the French Air Force (Armée de l'air). The Mirage 2000 evolved into a multirole aircraft with several variants developed, with sales to a number of nations. It was later developed into the Mirage 2000N and 2000D strike variants, the improved Mirage 2000-5, and several export variants. Over 600 aircraft were built and it has been in service with nine nations.
The origins of the Mirage 2000 could be traced back to 1965, when France and Britain agreed to develop the \"Anglo-French Variable Geometry\" (AFVG) swing-wing aircraft. Two years later, France withdrew from the project on grounds of costs, after which Britain would collaborate with West Germany and Italy to ultimately produce the Panavia Tornado. Dassault instead focused on its own variable-geometry aircraft, the Dassault Mirage G experimental prototype. The design was expected to materialise in the Mirage G8, which would serve as the replacement for the popular Mirage III in French Air Force service.
The Mirage 2000 started out as a secondary project tentatively named \"Delta 1000\" in 1972. Dassault was devoting considerable attention to the Mirage G8A, a fixed-geometry derivative of the Mirage G8 that served as the competitor to the Panavia Tornado. The Mirage G8, which was envisioned as the \"Avion de Combat Futur\" (ACF or Future Combat Aircraft) of the French Air Force (Armee de l'Air, AdA), did not align with the service's conception of its future aircraft. The AdA wanted a Mach 3 fighter, not an interdictor aircraft incapable of dogfighting that was the Mirage G8. As such, Dassault redesigned the Mirage G8 into the two-engine Super Mirage G8A that would prove to be ambitious and expensive, being two and a half times the price of the Mirage F1 and over-engineered, especially compared to the F-16 that had just won orders from a number of European countries. Consequently, during a meeting of the National Defence Council on 18 December 1975, the Super Mirage was cancelled.
The ACF was a strike aircraft first and an interceptor second, while the Delta 2000 was the reverse, but the single-engine Delta 2000 was much more affordable. At the same National Defence Council meeting, a redesignated Mirage 2000 was offered to the AdA, and three prototypes were ordered. The AdA in March 1976 issued a set of official requirements whose parameters matched those of Dassault's performance estimates of the new fighter. The aircraft's primary role was interception with a secondary ground-attack capability; the AdA had a commitment for 200 aircraft. The first aircraft was to be delivered in 1982. This was a return to the first-generation Mirages, but with several important innovations that tried to solve their shortcomings.
The production of the Mirage 2000 involved three construction sites, two of which located in Bordeaux, that specialised in different components. The wings were built at Martignas, and the fuselages were fabricated at Argenteuil (NW of Paris), with final assembly taking place at Bordeaux-Merignac. The first prototype, Mirage 2000 No. 01, though, was hand built at St Cloud, before being moved to Dassault's Istres facility for assembly. At the hands of Jean Coureau, No. 01 made its first flight on 10 March 1978, a mere 27 months after the programme go-ahead. During the 65-minute flight, Coureau took the aircraft to Mach 1.02 without afterburner, before climbing to more than 12,000 m and accelerating the aircraft to Mach 1.3. By the end of May, the aircraft had surpassed Mach 2 and an indicated airspeed of 1,200 kilometres per hour (650 kn). On the other end of the speed spectrum, the Mirage 2000 proved to be a capable low-speed aircraft, as demonstrated at the Farnborough Airshow in September 1978, during which Dassault pilot Guy Mitaux-Maurourd raised the aircraft's nose to 25 angle of attack (AoA) as the aircraft slowed to 190 km/h (100 kn). Later tests showed that the aircraft could attain 30 AoA while carrying fuel tanks and weapons.
The second prototype, No. 02, made its 50-minute first flight in September 1978 at the controls of Maurourd. The aircraft was to test some of the avionics systems and the carriage of weapons. Due to a flame-out while on a landing approach, the aircraft was lost in May 1984. No. 03 made its first flight in April 1979; equipped with a complete weapons system, it was used for radar and weapons trials. After 400 hours of flight, they were sent to Centre d'Essais en Vol, flight tests centre. Although three prototypes were ordered in December 1975, Dassault constructed an additional fourth single-seat demonstrator for its own purposes, which embodied lessons on the earlier aircraft, namely the reduction in fin height and an increased fin sweep, redesigned air inlets, and an FBW system. The only dual-seat Mirage 2000B of the test programme first flew on 11 October 1980.
The first production Mirage 2000C (C for chasseur, \"fighter\") flew on 20 November 1982. Deliveries to the AdA began in 1983. The first 37 Mirage 2000Cs delivered were fitted with the Thomson-CSF Radar Doppler Multifunction (RDM), and were powered by the SNECMA M53-5 turbofan engine. The 38th Mirage 2000C had an upgraded SNECMA M53-P2 turbofan engine. The Radar Doppler à Impulsion (RDI) built by Thales for the Mirage 2000C entered service in 1987. It has a much improved range of about 150 km, and is linked to Matra Super 530D missiles, which are much improved compared to the older Super 530F. Look-down/shoot-down capabilities are much improved, as well, but this radar is not usually used for air-to-surface roles.
The Mirage 2000N is a dedicated nuclear-strike variant, which was intended to carry the Air-Sol Moyenne Portée (ASMP) nuclear stand-off missile. Flight tests of the first of two prototypes, Mirage 2000N 01 (the eighth Mirage 2000) began on 3 February 1983. During the 65-minute flight, the aircraft reached a speed of Mach 1.5. The variant entered operational service in 1988, initially operating from Luxeuil Air Base with the 4e Escadre de Chasse. Closely derived from the Mirage 2000N is a dedicated conventional attack variant designated Mirage 2000D. Initial flight of the Mirage 2000D prototype, a modified Mirage 2000N prototype, was on 19 February 1991. The first flight of a production aircraft occurred 31 March 1993, and service introduction followed in April 1995. Seventy-five and eighty-six Mirage 2000Ns and Mirage 2000Ds were manufactured, respectively.
By the late 1980s, the Mirage 2000 was beginning to age compared with the latest models of F-16 fighters. In particular, attention was drawn to the aircraft's inability to engage multiple targets simultaneously, and the small load of air-to-air missiles it could carry. Consequently, Dassault in April 1989 announced that with the cooperation of Thomson-CSF, it would be working on a privately funded update of the Mirage 2000C, which was to be named the Mirage 2000-5. A two-seat Mirage 2000B prototype was extensively modified as the first Mirage 2000-5 prototype, and it first flew on 24 October 1990. A Mirage 2000C prototype was also r