Great planes are those that grab the headlines 40 years after their maiden takeoff. This is the case with the Dassault Aviation Mirage 2000 featured in the latest issue (No. 580) of the magazine Le Fana de l’Aviation.
A 15-page report recounts the story of this legendary aircraft. Launched in 1975 at the initiative of Marcel Dassault and the French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, it became the flagship aircraft of the French Air Force in just a few years until its partial replacement by the Rafale.
Beautifully illustrated with a plethora of archive photos, this report gives an overview of the aircraft’s technological prowess as well as its revolutionary contributions to digital innovation applied to aeronautics.
Covering several decades of technical research and missions around the world, this story dedicated to Mirage 2000 is a must-read for all budding pilots and connoisseurs of beautiful aircraft.
Le Fana de l’Aviation , No. 580 March 2018, Mirage 2000: La révolution des commandes électriques (The Revolution of Electrical Controls)