The CASA-101 Aviojet is a tandem-seat jet trainer and attack aircraft. The Aviojet is a conventional low-wing design with unswept wings. The plane is fitted with a 4,700 lb. thrust Garrett TFE-731-5 turbofan engine which is characterised by low fuel consumption, low noise and infrared signature, and minimal maintenance. The turbofan engine's air intakes are above the wing and ahead of the leading edge. The single piece straight wing is mounted on the lower part of the fuselage and this allows the housing of a wide, short and robust landing gear.
The fight controls are mechanical, with the exception of the aileron control which is actuated hydraulically. The three controls are fitted with electrically actuated compensators. The aerodynamic brake is situated on the central area of the fuselage and, like the flaps, is actuated hydraulically. The plane is equipped with an Integrated Navigation and Attack System built around a Head Up Display (HUD) with equipment connected via a 1553B BUS
Six hard points under the wing and the central station on the fuselage enable the plane to carry military payloads of 4,000 lbs and provide the C-101 with a highly significant tactical capacity.
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