Mirage 2000 H versus F-16 A/B

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    If war broke out between India and Pakistan today , the battle in the air will be between two old arch rivals--the Indian Mirage 2000 H and the Pakistani F-16 A/B.

    The old Pakistani F-16s are not yet all modernised , and Indian mirages may not be .

    So how will the unmodernised versions of the two aircraft stack up against each other ??
     
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    under the assumption of smiler pilot quality and negating outside assistance (ads, awacs est)
    F-16 will have an edge over Mirage 2000
    approx 2-3 kill ratio
    according to the simulations that lead to the creation of eurofiter and Rafael
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    When there was NO SU 30 MKI , at that time ie from 1987 to 1997 Indian Mirage 2000 and Mig 29 were the main stays of IAF and IAF was CONFIDENT of knocking out the F16

    Why because the institution called Tactical and air Combat Development establishment ( TACDE ) was assigned the role of developing tactics for knocking out F16 using Mig 29 and Mirage 2000

    SO it can be assumed safely that IAF has had the plans and tactics in place for knocking out F16 using Mirage 2000 and Mig 29 for a very long time
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    Mirage 2000H is slightly better at interception and attack role. The F-16 is good as a dog fighter. Mig-29 is good as a dog fighter/ interceptor, but has short range. Probably F-16 will have the edge in a 1:1 fight. However, the Su-30 MKI is miles ahead of all three and will be used as a air superiority fighter, and will knock out the F-16s as seen in the IAF/USAF exercises.
     
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    Our Mirage-2000s are equipped with the Super 530D and Magic IIs along with the older Mica IR. So our Mirages can keep their non BVR capable F-16s engaged from longer ranges.
     
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    You are right, but our M2K's may not get that chance, as always MiG's will be protecting them and only MiG's get the chances to protect or use BVR capability to hunt down those F-16, as of M2K will only be equipped with only 2 A2A missiles for last self defence roles......
     

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