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  Mirage 2000 AI Series
  by Nick Black/MAIW

  (Previewed April 2010)

Nick Black wrote this week to say that he is working on releasing all of the Mirage 2000s of the Armée de l'Air.  He will be doing this working with the scenery designers, AFCAD and AI programmers, and beta testers at Military AI Works (MAIW).  He is releasing the project in seven packages.  This page will be updated as more information is available and as the individual packages are released. 

August 2019 Update: It has been nearly a decade since this original series of aircraft/airbase packages, built around the AI Mirage 2000 by Fernando Martimez, started being released.  To extend the life of the Mirage 2000, Mark "Tranquil" Beale has taken on the task of creating new "aged" base textures and has repainted the entire Armée de l'Air Mirage 2000 fleet.

Mark then went further and researched, with the help of Fabien Raoul, the Mirage 2000 types and dispersement as of 2019.  The result is a reduction from over 250 aircraft at 10 airbases back in 2010 down to 115 aircraft at 7 airbases.  He has made packages with textures and traffic files for both FS9 and FSX/Prepar3D.  Be sure to read the included documentation.

April 2010 Update: Graham King, with the help of Martin Gossmann from The Owls Nest, has begun a series of updates to Nick Black's Mirage 2000 textures to make them compatable with FSX.  The original packages are required.  Read more and download the updated textures from the MAIW Forum.

EC 1/12 Cambrésis       The Mirage 2000 models (C/-5, B, D/N) used for the project were created by Fernando Martinez specifically for AI use and feature full animations.  These popular models have been used previously in scenery packages from SDB Scenery and VFAF.

The seven packages will include the following airbases:
  1. Dijon-Longvic AB (LFSD) and Al-Dhafra AB, UAE (OMAM)
  2. Cambrai-Epinoy AB (LFQI)
  3. Orange-Caritat AB (LFMO)
  4. Nancy-Ochey AB (LFSO)
  5. Luxeuil-St Sauveur AB (LFSX)
  6. Istres/Le Tubé AB (LFMI)
  7. Mont de Marsan AB (LFBM), Cazaux AB (LFBC), and Djibouti-Ambouli (HFFF)
Dijon-Longvic       Mirage 2000-5's of EC 1/2 "Cigognes" based at Dijon-Longvic AB (LFSD).

Mirage 2000-5's of EC 1/2 "Cigognes" detached to Al Dhafra AB (OMAM) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).       Al Dhafra

Cambrai-Epinoy       Mirage 2000C's of EC 2/1 "Cambrésis" based at Cambrai-Epinoy AB (LFQI).

Mirage 2000C's and 2000B's of EC 2/5 "Ile de France" based at Orange-Caritat AB (LFMO).       Orange-Caritat

Nancy-Ochey       Mirage 2000D's of
EC 1/3 "Navarre",
EC 2/3 "Champagne",
and EC 3/3 "Ardennes" based at Nancy-Ochey AB (LFSO).

Mirage 2000N's of EC 1/4 "Dauphiné" and EC 2/4 "La Fayette" based at Luxeuil-St Sauveur AB (LFSX).       Luxeuil-St Sauveur

Istres/Le Tubé       Mirage 2000N's of EC 3/4 "Limousin" based at Istres/Le Tubé AB (LFMI).

Istres is also the home of the French test pilot school (EPNER), and houses both a government flight test establishment and Dassault's private flight test center.

Various Mirage 2000 versions assigned to ECE 5/330 "Côte d'Argent" based at Mont de Marsan AB (LFBM).       Mont de Marsan

Cazaux       Several different Mirage 2000 versions with the Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV) at Cazaux AB (LFBC).

The Belgian Alpha Jets package from MAIW adds even more traffic to Cazaux.  To avoid duplication and conflicts, be sure to follow the Readme file.

Mirage 2000C's of EC 3/11 "Corse" based at Djibouti-Ambouli. (HFFF).       Djibouti-Ambouli

All in-game images by Nick Black/MAIW.
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