Mirage 2000 in 32nd scale is something that I wait for for a long long time. There is no decent kits of that famous French jet fighter, let alone in 32nd scale. The moment that Kitty Hawk announced that they will issue a new tooling in the Large scale during 2017, was the moment when I started counting the days! Mirage planes are somewhat forgotten and overshadowed by the MiGs and the Fs, but they have their place in the history. In fact, they did more for the jet fighter development than many others, especially when it comes down to aerodynamics and combat dynamics. France is one great country and along with their food, art, music and electronics, French do know how to make aircraft, especially fighter jets.
Mirage 2000 is in service with many air forces around the world: France, Egypt, Greece, India, Peru, Taiwan, UAE, Brazin and Qatar. It is one very capable jet, single engine, multi-role and highly efficient. If you don’t take my word for it, just watch the movie Chevaliers du Ciel or Sky Fighters, where most of the scenes are real and shot mostly with Mirage 2000.
This plane is a beauty, and there is no doubt about it. The only thing we are about to learn soon, is how many parts the kit will contain, its engineering features and goodies in the box. By goodies I mean: photo-etch, decal options, interior features, possibly engine.
Hopefully we will have many decal options with standard and desert camo as well. For the demo schemes I assume that DN Models will come up with some mask set, as well as some other decal companies out there. There are many attractive Mirages from the Tiger Meets during the years, so stay tuned!
It is too early to predict what quality will be the kit. But from what we’ve seen so far from Kitty Hawk it looks like it would be a nice thing. Additionally, knowing that there is no substitute, the kit will be a must for every modern jet fighter collector, especially in 32nd scale. Very soon I will do a more thorough review of the kit and hopefully an unboxing video. It is only a matter of time!
Thanx Kitty Hawk!