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Alpha Jet

Country of Origin France, Germany
Builder Dassault-Breguet-Dornier
RoleLight-attack, advanced trainer
  • Trainer version used by France is Alpha Jet E;
  • attack version is used by Germany
  • MS1 close support capable version assembled in Egypt;
  • MS2 further improved version;NGEA new avionics;
  • uprated engine,Magic AAms;Lancier glass cockpit;
Similar AircraftHawk, AMX, Mirage F1, AV-8B Harrier II
Wing Span30 ft (9.14 m)
Length 40 ft, 3 in (12.3 m)
Height13 ft 09 in ( 04.19 m )
Weight Empty: 7,374 lb ( 3,515 kg )
Max T/O: 17,637 lb ( 8,000 kg )
Engine Two SNECMA/Turbomeca Larzac 04-C6 turbofans
Thrust 5,952 lb ( 26.48 kN ) total
Maximum speed1,160 Km/h / 0.8 Mach
Cruising speed
In Flight refueling capability No
Internal Fuel in kg: 1520 kg
Payload: 2200kg
Sensors: RWR
Drop tank 310 L drop tank with 248kg of fuel for 108nm of range
450L drop tank with 359kg of fuel for 157nm of range
Range 1330nm / 2,600 Km (external tanks)
Service Ceiling 13700 meters / 50.000 feet
Takeoff distance 400 m
Landing distance 520 m
ArmamentGun pods, bombs, rockets, missiles
  • Bl755
  • Matra F1 pod
  • Belouga
  • AGM-65 Maverick
  • AIM-9L
Crew Two pilots in tendem
User CountriesMore than 500 aircraft already ordered by 10 countries
Belgium, Cameroon, Egypt, France, Germany, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Portugal, Qatar, Togo.

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