International Directory of Military Aircraft, 1996/97
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The inaugural and since superseded edition of the only biennial directory of the world's military aircraft. It features over 280 individual military aircraft types (from the Eurofighter to the UH-60 Black Hawk, MiG-21, C-130 Hercules and T-6 Texan) and their many individual variants that are currently in service or under development. Each aircraft listing features a photograph and details of its powerplant/s, performance, weights, dimensions, armament, accommodation, operators, and development and operational history. In addition it contains a listing of the inventories of the world's air arms and a concise review of the major developments and trends of the past two years in the world of military aviation. Full colour with 300+ photographs.
or 2500km/h (1349kt). Max initial rate of climb 47,250ft/min. Service ceiling 59,055ft. Combat radius with six AAMs 1150km (620nm), combat radius with 2000kg (441 Olb) of bombs 700km (378nm). Weights: MÌG-23ML - Empty 10,200kg (22,485lb), max takeoff 17,800kg (39,250lb). Dimensions: MÌG-23ML - Span wings spread 13.97m (45ft 10in), span wings swept 7.78m (25ft 6in), length overall exc probe 15.88m (52ft 1in), height 4.82m (15ft 10in). Wing area wings spread 37.3m2 (401.5sq ft), wing area wings
India calls its aircraft MÌG-27M Bahadur, although Mikoyan refers to them as MiG-27Ls. Photo: The duckbill nose, stronger undercarriage, simpler intakes and a shorter exhaust nozzle differentiate the MiG-27 from the MiG-23. (MAP) International Directory of Military Aircraft 115 Mikoyan MiG-25 Mikoyan MiG-31 Country of origin: Russia Type: Interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft Powerplants: MÌG-25PDS - Two 109.8kN (24,690lb) with afterburning Tumansky (now Soyuz) R-15BD-300 turbojets.
(top left) F-4C Phantoms of the Missouri Air National Guard (now retired); (top right) Dassault's Mirage 2000-5 demonstrator; (bottom left) a Bell UH-1H of 3 Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force; (bottom right) a British C-130K Hercules fitted with an Allison AE 2100 turboprop for trials. Back cover: (clockwise from top left) A USAF F-15E Eagle; a RAF Phantom FGR.2 (now retired); Lockheed SR-71 ; SEPECAT Jaguar; Australian F-111C; and Russian Air Force Tu-95. INTRODUCTION Welcome to the first
refuelling probe. The first of three converted Etendard IVM Super Etendard prototypes flew for the first time on October 29 1974, while the first of 71 production Super Etendards were delivered from June 1978. In the mid 1980s France's Super Etendards were subjected to an upgrade that featured a life extension out to 2008, the ability to launch the ASMP standoff nuclear missile, a new Dassault Electronique Anemone radar, new cockpit instrumentation, HUD, HOTAS and other systems. While Iraq leased
50 Maritime Enforcer 2 - Operating empty 13,560kg (29,895lb), max takeoff 21,545kg (47,500lb). 60 Utility - Typical operating empty 12,500kg (27,855lb), max takeoff 21,950kg (48,390lb), or optionally 22,950kg (50,595lb). Dimensions: 50 - Wing span 29.00m (95ft 2in), length 25.25m (82ft 10in), height 8.32m (27ft 4in). Wing area 70.0m2 (753.5sq ft). Same except length 26.87m (88ft 2in). Accommodation: 50 Utility - Seating for 40 troops. Maritime Enforcer 2 - Crew complement of two flightcrew,