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CASA C-101 Aviojet

CASA C-101EB Aviojet E25-08 79-08 Spanish Air Force

The CASA C-101 Aviojet is a low-wing single engine jet-powered advanced trainer and light attack aircraft. It remains in service in the Spanish Air Force and some other countries; it is also flown by the Patrulla Aguila aerobatics team.

  • Role: Advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft
  • Manufacturer: CASA
  • National origin: Spain
  • First flight: 27 June 1977
  • Introduction: 17 March 1980
  • Number built: 166
  • Status: Operational

Military Operators

  • Spanish Air Force
  • Chilean Air Force
  • Honduran Air Force
  • Jordanian Air Force

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (student and instructor)
  • Length: 12.25 m (40 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.60 m (34 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 4.25 m (13 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 20.0 m² (215 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 3,800 kg (8,380 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 5,000 kg (11,000 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 5,600 kg (12,300 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Garrett TFE731-2-2J turbofan engine, 15.8 kN (3,550 lbf)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 770 km/h (417 knots, 480 mph)
  • Range: 4000 km (2160 nm, 2485 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1,490 m/min (4,900 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 250 kg/m² (52 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1:3.2 (3.16 N/kg)
  • Maximum G: +7.5 -3.9

Armament

  • 1 × 30 mm DEFA cannon or 2 × 12.7 mm (.50 cal) M3 machine guns
  • 6 × underwing pylons, up to 2,220 kg (4,890 lb) disposable stores
  • 2 × Rafael Shafrir 2 (A-36 “Toqui”)