IAI Nesher

The Israel Aircraft Industries Nesher was the Israeli version of the French Dassault Mirage 5 multirole fighter.

Variants

Nesher S

Single-seat ground attack fighter version for the Israeli Air Force.

Nesher T

Two seat training version for the Israeli Air Force.

Dagger A

Refurbished single-seat fighter version for the Argentine Air Force.

Dagger B

Refurbished two-seat training version for the Argentine Air Force.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

15.65 m (51 ft 4 in)

Wingspan

8.22 m (27 ft 0 in)

Height

4.25 m (13 ft 11 in)

Wing area

34.8 m2 (375 sq ft)

Empty weight

6,600 kg (14,551 lb)

Max take-off weight

13,500 kg (29,762 lb)

Powerplant

1 × SNECMA Atar 9C afterburning turbojet engine,

60.89 kN (13,690 lbf) with afterburner

Performance

@ 12,000 m (39,370 ft)

Maximum speed

Mach 2.1

Range

1,300 km (810 mi, 700 nmi)

Combat range

1,186 km (737 mi, 640 nmi) with 4,700 l (1,200 US gal; 1,000 imp gal) fuel in drop tanks

+ 2x AAM + 2,600 lb (1,179 kg) of bombs

Service ceiling

17,680 m (58,010 ft)

Rate of climb

83 m/s (16,300 ft/min)

Armament

Guns

Two 30mm IAI/DEFA 552 cannon in the fuselage, with 140 rounds each

Hardpoints

6 under wing and 1 under fuselage hardpoint with a capacity of 9,259 lb (4,200 kg),

Missiles

2 Air to Air missiles

Bombs

12,730lb of ordnance.

 

 

 

 

 

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