Dassault Mirage 2000BGM no 201, 332 squadron Heraki (Hawk), 114 wing, Hellenic Air Force (HAF). Date of prototype origin - forming of the squadron in August 1989.
Dassault Mirage 2000BGM no 201, 332 squadron Heraki (Hawk), 114 wing, Hellenic Air Force (HAF). Date of prototype origin - forming of the squadron in August 1989. BGM - one of three Mirage 2000 modifications in HAF. Distinctive visible feature of BGM compare to BG is a different mix and allocation of electronic and navigation equipment inside and upon the firing of the fuselage behind the cocpit (all three M2K types have distinctive allocation of them); as for BGM and 2000-5 distinctions - pitot tube at the radome (no at 2000-5 model), radom for different type of radar, brightness of camo, underbelly missile pilons. The prototype aircraft is still in active service in HAF (with a slightly new decoration - no squadron cocard and a black/white cheap line at the top of the fine) and is used for training incl Exocet missions. Traditional load scheme is 2 R-500 Magic-2 air-to-air missiles, 1700 and 1300 litres fuel tanks. Technically can carry second Exocet instead of underwing 1700 fuel tank.
The model is build on Italeri 2707 "Mirage 2000D with LGBs - Op?rations Ext?rieures 2011" kit. Its a repac of Kinetic 48032 "Dassault Mirage 2000B/N/D French Air Force / Hellenic Air Force" kit with new decals, pilons and LGBs. Also the Eduard Big4964 BigEd kit for Mirage 2000B (focusted at French fighter) and NorthStarModels NS48040 kit AM-39 Exocet Anti-Ship Missile were used. Parically used Aires 4553 "Mirage 2000C/B/D/N exhaust nozzle – opened" and Pavla U48-50 "Mirage 2000D/N/-5 control surfaces" (only Spiral). Pitot by Master Models. Painting by Gunza Sangyo and finishing by Futura. Cocardes are by Icarus Decals 48002 "HAF Jets part 1" (original kit cocardes can be used only for 2000-5 model). Radom by Pavla.
Scratchbuils are: arresting hook, Exocet pilon, a/c and ventilation grill under the fuselage, elevon hangers (original are nice but in 1/72 scale). Cocpit interior is slightly modified behind ejection seats, chassies and main legs struts are armored with spines. The grills at the covers near by the ventilation grill is made of stock decals. Flight lights at wing tips are made of spare clear sprue. Some pannels are made of foil.