Old News - 2017
30 December 2017 - L'iguane has completed several new repaints for the Mirage III and Mirage 5
for FS2004. I'll list the Mirage 5 aircraft this time. The first
two are of the United Arab Emerites Air Force: a Mirage 5EAD and a Mirage 5DAD. The third if a
Mirage 5DM Forces Aeriennes du Zaire (shown below). The textures require his previous
Mirage IIIE Upgrade Kit and the original
Mirage IIIEBR by J.E. Narcizo.
25 December 2017 - May you and your loved ones enjoy the true meaning of Christmas
and have a prosperous New Year. Let's all give thanks for what we have and pray for
a more peaceful year in 2018.
Season's Greetings ~
Les Salutations De la Saison
~ Saluti Della Stagione
Grüße Der Jahreszeit
~ Saludos De la Estación ~
Cumprimentos Da Estação
23 December 2017 - L'iguane has completed a new repaint of the Armée de l'Air
Mirage IIIE in highly weathered camo scheme with markings for EC 2/3
'Champagne'. The textures require his previous
Mirage IIIE Upgrade Kit and the original
Mirage IIIEBR by J.E. Narcizo.
17 December 2017 - L'iguane has completed two new repaints of the Armée de l'Air
Mirage IIIBE in camouflage colors with markings for the CEV (Centre d'Essais en Vol)
and EC 2/2 'Côte d'Or'. The textures require his previous Mirage IIIB
Upgrade Kit and the original Mirage IIIEBR by J.E. Narcizo.
10 December 2017 - L'iguane has completed two new Mirage III repaints for
use with his Upgrade Kit and the
original Mirage IIIEBR by J.E. Narcizo. The repaints
include a Brazilian Air Force F-103 (Mirage IIIEBR) in early livery and a Armée de l'Air Mirage IIIE wearing
Mirage 2000 blue and gray air superiority camouflage and "Last Flight" decorative markings.
1 December 2017 - I put up the annual Holiday Season's Greeting on the Home page.
28 November 2017 - Another repaint by Mark Beale for the AI Mirage 2000
by Fernando Martinez. This one is in the special markings applied to a Mirage 2000-5F of EC 1/2
'Cignones' at BA 116 Luxeuil Saint-Sauveur (LFSX) to honor the 100th
Anniversary of the death of Captain Georges Guynemer.
19 November 2017 - Tom Weiss has updated some of his previous textures for the FSX/P3D
Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh. This update is for aircraft of EC 1/2 'Cigognes',
currently operating out of BA 116 Luxeuil Saint-Sauveur. The texture pack
features four texture sets including a new commemorative Cigognes version (below).
12 November 2017 - A repaint by Mark Beale for the AI Mirage 2000 by
Fernando Martinez. This one is in the markings applied to a Mirage 2000D of ECE 5/330 at
BA 118 Mont-de-Marsan (LFBM) for the 2016 NATO Tiger Meet.
Textures in both FS2004 and FSX are included.
4 November 2017 - I have almost made my way through all that I missed at
MAIW over the past year. This time is another
from Mark Beale for the AI Mirage 2000D by Fernando Martinez. Two aircraft
of EC 1/3 'Navarre' at BA 133 Nancy-Ochey (LFSO) are presented in special markings
to celebrate the 100 years of SPA 95 'Martinet' and SPA 153 'Gypaète'.
28 October 2017 - L'iguane has completed two repaints of the SAAF Mirage IIIEZ
in 1974 bare metal scheme and late 1980 camouflage. The textures require his
previous Mirage IIIE Upgrade Kit and the
original Mirage IIIEBR by J.E. Narcizo.
21 October 2017 - I found a Hellenic Air Force aircraft/scenery/traffic package by Mark Beale and Gary
Barker. The package includes textures for 46 Mirage 2000BG/EG of 331 Mira
and 332 Mira and two retired Mirage F1CG of 342 and 334 Squadrons. Scenery
with runways, taxiways, and parking at Skiros AFB (LGSY) and
Tanagra AFB (LGTG) and
traffic files is also included. The package
is available in both FS9 and FSX formats.
15 October 2017 - Mark Beale sent me a set of textures for the MAIW Republic of China Air Force
499th TFW package. Included are three textures for the
Mirage 2000-5Di/Ei in FS2004 and hi-resolution FSX formats. The special
markings are for the 20th Anniversary of the Mirage 2000 in service with the ROCAF at Hsinchu AFB (RCPO).
8 October 2017 - Tom Weiss has updated his previous textures for the FSX/P3D
Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh. The aircraft, of EC 1/12 'Cambrésis'
operating out of BA 103 Cambrai-Épinoy, feature five texture sets including
special 90th Anniversary markings for SPA 89 (below).
30 September 2017 - Another Rafale repaint by Mark Beale for the
MAIW Rafale. This one is in the special markings applied to a Rafale C
of ETR 5/33 'Aquitaine' at BA 113 Saint-Dizier for the 2017 Solo Display.
22 September 2017 - Mark Beale has painted a set of textures for the MAIW Rafale
in the markings of a Rafale M of the Flotilla 11F based in
BAN Landivisiau. The markings were for the 2017 NATO Tiger Meet held at Landivisiau.
16 September 2017 - Mark Beale has painted a set of four textures for the
Mirage 2000D at BA 133 'Nancy-Ochey' (LFSO). Included are ETD
2/7 'Argonne' and EC 3/3 'Ardennes' with "Northern Stars" decoration worn at the 2016 Tactical Leadership
Programme (TLP) at Albacete Air Base in Spain. Also
included are EC 1/3 'Navarre' to commemorate SPA 62 for 100th Anniversary and EC 2/3 'Champagne' to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of
In memory of those lost on September 11, 2001.|
We will never forget!
9 September 2017 - Tom Weiss has painted textures for the FSX/P3D Mirage 2000C from
Metal2Mesh to represent a Mirage 2000C of EC 2/2 'Côte d'Or' at
BA 102 Dijon Longvic (LFSD). Three textures are available, clean
and weathered blue/gray and a fictitious desert scheme.
2 September 2017 - Mark Beale painted textures for a Mirage 2000D of
EC 2/3 'Champagne' at BA 133 'Nancy-Ochey' (LFSO). The aircraft wears
a special scheme for the 100th Anniversary of SPA 75 (1916/2016). For use with the
AI Mirage 2000D/N by Fernando Martinez.
26 August 2017 - Mark Beale painted textures for a Mirage 2000D of
EC 3/3 'Ardennes' at BA 133 'Nancy-Ochey' (LFSO). The aircraft wears
special vanilla-chocolate SEPECAT Jaguar A type scheme for the 30th Anniversary of Ouadi Doum air raid.
These textures are for use with the AI Mirage 2000D/N by Fernando Martinez.
20 August 2017 - Three schemes by 'Drag' for the French Mirage F1
AI package by Nick Black and MAIW. First is a Mirage F1CT in the scheme worn by
one of EC 2/30 'Normandie-Niemen' at Colmar-Meyenheim before the dissolution of the
squadron in 2009. Second is a Mirage F1B of EC 3/33 'Lorraine' at
Reims – Champagne in a scheme commemorating the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in
2004. And last, a Mirage F1CR of ER 2/33 'Savoie' at
Mont-de-Marsan in a digital scheme for 100 years of reconnaissance in 2003.
12 August 2017 - I found a repaint by "Orbiter.ch" of the Rafale M by
Cyril Pioffet. The textures are of the Swiss Air Force who decided not
to select the Rafale for their next fighter. The documentations states it is for FSX but it works in
FS2004 as well.
5 August 2017 - I have found another pair of Mirage 2000 textures in the markings
for the Republic of China Air Force. The textures are painted by Chen Hsin-Hung for the FSX/P3D Mirage 2000C
from Metal2Mesh and represent the 20th Anniversary scheme.
29 July 2017 - Tom Weiss has painted textures for the FSX/P3D Mirage 2000C from
Metal2Mesh to represent a Mirage 2000-5 of the Republic of China Air Force.
The clean and weathered textures are for the 2nd TFW at Hsinchu AFB (RCPO).
21 July 2017 - Mark Beale painted textures for a Mirage 2000C of
EC 2/5 'Ile de France' at BA 115 'Orange-Caritat' (LFMO). The
aircraft wears special markings for the 75 Anniversary of the squadron (1941/2016). These textures
are for use with the AI Mirage 2000C by Fernando Martinez.
10 July 2017 - A repaint by Tom Weiss for the FSX/P3D Mirage 2000C from
Metal2Mesh. This one is a Mirage 2000EM assigned to the 82 Squadron
of the Egypt Air Force at Gebel El Basur (HE0T).
Two versions are included -- clean and weathered.
2 July 2017 - Dan Hult included textures for the AI Rafale of
Nick Black/MAIW in his Indian Air Force AI repaint package. The bonus
textures include both the Rafale B and Rafale C.
23 June 2017 - Here is a Mirage 2000H of the Indian Air Force No.7 Sqn
'Battle Axes' by Tom Weiss. Textures are provided for both the standard blue/gray scheme as well as their
unique tan/green scheme. The textures are for use with the Mirage 2000C from
Metal2Mesh. Unfortunetly there is no FS9/FSX scenery for
Maharajpur Air Force Station. If you know of one
please let me know.
10 June 2017 - Another repaint by Tom Weiss for the Mirage 2000C from
Metal2Mesh. This one is a Mirage 2000 assigned to the 114 Combat Wing
of the Hellenic Tactical Air Force (HTAF) at Tanagra AB, Greece (LGTG).
28 May 2017 - Mark Beale painted three schemes that were worn to mark the retirement in November 2015
of the Mirage after 43 years of service with the Fuerza Aérea Argentina. The textures are for aircraft
among the AI Mirage Series by Michael Pearson. Included are a
Mirage IIIDA painted in an Argentina flag scheme (below). The second is an
IAI Dagger B (Finger) and the third is a Mirage IIIEA. All were assigned
to Grupo Aéreo 6 de Caza at Tandil AB.
21 May 2017 - While visiting the forum at
Military AI Works I found two repaints for the AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.
The first by Mark Beale is a Rafale M in the scheme worn at the 2014 NATO Tiger Meet.
The second by Drag is a Rafale B in 50th Birthday of the FAS (Forces Aériennes Stratégiques,
Strategic Air Forces) scheme.
19 May 2017 - The website transfer has been completed. There was a lot of behind-the-scenes work since
the domian name was somehow controlled by a third entity who wasn't convinced I was the owner of the website.
But it is all back under my own control now. If you have benefitted from this website please consider a
small donation so I can keep it going.
? May 2017 - I am in the process of moving the Mirage4FS.com website to a new host. As soon as you
(and I) can see this update message the process will have been completed. At the current cost I could not
afford to keep the website going with my own money even with the few donations
(those of you who have donated -- Thank You Again!). I will continue to update both locations until this
announcement appears to signal the new location is live.
15 May 2017 - A new texture set was released by Steven Kreusser for the
Mirage III/5/Nesher by Mark Harper. The scheme represents a
Mirage IIIOA in the "Fanta Can" scheme worn by the Royal Australian Air Force
(RAAF) Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) in the 1980s.
10 May 2017 - Dan Hult painted textures for three aircraft types operated by Airborne Tactical Advantage
Company (ATAC). Included with the Hunter and L-39 fleets and flightplans are six textures for the
IAI Kfir C2. The textures are intended for the AI
USMC Kfir C2 (F-21A) by Mike Pearson.
5 May 2017 - Mark Beale has painted a texture set for the Super Etendard
of Nick Black. The scheme was worn by a Super Etendard Modernisé of the
Flotilla 17F based in BAN Landivisiau for the retirement ceremony of the
Super Etendard in 1916.
29 April 2017 - Luca Paoloni painted the Kfir C2 by Eduardo Fadul in the
fictitious markings worn by the "MiG" aircraft flown in the movie
19 April 2017 - L'iguane has released two FS2004 Mirage III packages designed
around the Mirage III of J.E Narcizo. Each includes new textures by L'iguane and modified FDE, panel, and
visual model file. See the Readme file for requirements and credits.
10 April 2017 - There has been some renewed interest in the Rafale M by
Bruno Mérelle (Thor's Hammer). It was brought to my attention that there was a
problem with my repaints when used with an external cockpit such as the FSX-Acceleration F-18. After reviewing
the problem I have updated my texture packages and
cockpit merge instructions accordingly.
The new packages are intended for use with the v2.2 update installed.
5 April 2017 - Another installment of repaints by Tom Weiss for the
Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh. Both are for Armée de l'Air aircraft
in the markings of EC 1/12 'Cambresis'. One is assigned to SPA166 (Black Eagle) and the other (below) is
assigned to SPA89 (Wasp). Tom has also updated his previous Armée
de l'Air Mirage 2000C repaints for EC 3/11 'Corse' and EC 1/2 'Cigognes' with improved normal and specular templates.
14 March 2017 - Celebrating Pi Day with another repaint from Tom Weiss for the
Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh. In this installment a non-fictional aircraft in the
markings of 1st Air Defense Group 'Jaguars' of the Força Aérea Brasileira at
Anápolis Air Base, Brasil (SBAN).
4 March 2017 - Antonio Diaz has painted a new set of textures for the Mirage F1-200
by Kirk Olsson. The textures represent F1M 14-37 of Ala 14, 142 Sqn of the Ejército
d'Aire as it appeared at the 2007 NATO Tiger Meet.
25 February 2017 - An installment of two repaints by Tom Weiss for the
Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh. These are both fictitious representatives of
USAF Air National Guard units. Included are the 162nd Fighter Squadron "Cougars" of the Ohio ANG and the
194th Fighter Squadron of the Califonia ANG.
12 February 2017 - I have found an improved scenery for my favorite Armée de l'Air base. Gérard
Finaltéri, webmaster at Virtual Cors'Air, has made
updates to the scenery for BA 126 Solanzara (LFKS) he released in December 2009 with
Christian Santoni. He has also put together several new traffic files to
update the visiting aircraft to include the Rafale.  I recommend using this scenery with the Hi-Definition
photoreal ground polygon by Gilbert Gaussorgues.
2 February 2017 - Another installment of repaints by Tom Weiss for the
Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh. These are all fictitious representatives of
real Israeli Air Force F-16 or F-15 units. Included are 115 Agressor Squadron (The Flying Dragon Squadron),
106 Squadron (The Spearhead Squadron), 119 Squadron (The Bat Squadron -- below), and 109 Squadron (The Valley
21 January 2017 -
Sim Skunk Works have given an update on the status of their forthcoming Mirage F1. "F1 development has
been stopped for a while to give precedence to update F104 S/G with new radar and new weapon. It will resume
soon, hope to have something serious to show you within the first quarter of 2017." That is good news and
hopefully anything learned from the F-104G/S update will be applied to their Mirage F1.
18 January 2017 - Today is the birthday of Bertrand Barbé, a long time contributor of texture repaints for
Mirage and Rafale subjects. Bertrand has painted two textures for the Rafale Marine
by Roland Laborie. The first represents Rafale M n°27 of Flotille 11F as it
appeared at the 2014 NATO Tiger Meet. The second represents Rafale M n°32 as it was painted for the 90th
Anniversary ceremonies of Flotille 11F in 2012.
8 January 2017 -
La Royal French Navy (RFN) have released their new maritime AI Traffic for FCLP
(Field Carrier Landing Practice). All necessary scenery files are included as well as Alizé, Crusader, Etendard IVM
and IVP, Hawkeye, Rafale, Super-Etendard, and Zephyr aircraft. More information here.
3 January 2017 - Starting off the new year with another repaint from Tom Weiss for the
Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh. In this installment a fictional aircraft in the
markings of 76 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force.
1 January 2017 -
Best Wishes and Happy New Year to All!
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