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Between Mirage 2000 and 4000 was the Mirage 3000 (this seems quite logical!!!!) ;D ::)
I heard that this plane was 1978 proposal. More precisely, a Mirage 2000 with two RB-199 (a scaled down Mirage 4000 ?)
I don't know if it was a contender for the very first studies of the Typhoon (ECA started in 1978)
I search more details about this proposal, particularly a 3-view (Deino, MAtej or someone else??).
Something cool to model (with Tornado exhausts)
 

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Now I need to find a Mirage 2000 kit to splice in with the aft end of a Tornado.
 

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Pretty sure you'd need enlarged intakes too - mass flow of 2 x RB.199 is higher than 1 x M53.
 

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elmayerle said:
Now I need to find a Mirage 2000 kit to splice in with the aft end of a Tornado.

I compared the rear end of my 2000 with the rear of a Tornado. It is much larger...but the 2000 fuselage is area-ruled,just behind the air-intakes. Get ride off this are rule, and maybe the fuselage diameter would be good. Concerning the air intakes, why not using those of the Mirage IV ?
If I have less project on my workbench (and a bit more money) I would buy a Heller 2000 and then asking them for the air intakes of their Mirage IV and exhausts of the Tornado Gr.4.
 

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hi, may I add a tupporth of info to this question. I attach a snippet of info from Air International September 1978, which mentions the development of an engine by SNECMA. The M69 was in the same class as the RB199, and touted for use in the Mirage 3000.
 

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I have these two drawings that I got in another website some years ago. I don't remember when or where. It was an artist impression from a forumer. Mirage 2000 with RB199.

I think that there was too a drawing of the Mirage 3000 in an old french magazine (Air & Cosmos ? Aviation Magazine ?). But I'm not sure (40 years ago and I had no archives at this time)...
 

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