BAC Strikemaster

TypeAttack aircraft
Country of originUnited Kingdom
ManufacturerBritish Aircraft Corporation
First flight1967
Introduced1967
Produced1967-1984
Numbers built146
Unit costsData is not available
Max speedNever exceed speed: 518 mph (450 knots, 834 km/h)
Maximum speed: 481 mph (418 knots, 774 km/h) at 18,000 ft (5,485 m)
Stall speed: 98 mph (85.5 knots, 158 km/h) (flaps down)
Max rangeRange: 1,382 mi (1,200 nmi, 2,224 km) (at max take-off weight)
Combat radius: 145 mi (126 nmi, 233 km) with 3,000 lb (1,360 kg) weapons, lo-lo-lo profile
Service ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,200 m)
DimensionsLength: 33 ft 8½ in (10.27 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Height: 10 ft 11½ in (3.34 m)
Wing area: 213.7 ft² (19.85 m²)
WeightEmpty weight: 6,195 lb (2,810 kg)
Loaded weight: 9,303 lb (4,219 kg) (pilot training)
Max. takeoff weight: 11,500 lb (5,215 kg)
Powerplant1 x Rolls-Royce Viper Mk.535 turbojet, 3,140 lbf (15.2 kN)
ArmamentGuns: 2x 7.62 mm NATO machine guns with 550 rounds each
Hardpoints: 4 (2 per wing) with a capacity of 3,000 lb (1,364 kg) and provisions to carry combinations of: bombs, machine gun pods, air-to-ground rocket pods, fuel drop tanks, and napalm tanks.
OperatorsCurrent Operator:
Ecuador

Former Operators:
Botswana, Kenya, Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South yemen, Sudan

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