Bombs: 8,800 lb (4,000 kg) of payload on five external hard points, including 250 kg Laser-guided bombs (LGB), GPS-guided bombs, 250 kg ‘booster’ bombs, a variety of unguided ‘iron’ bombs, reconnaissance pods or Drop tanks.
Cheetah C – The Cheetah C was the final development in the Cheetah series and was the only fighter aircraft in service with the SAAF until replaced by the Saab JAS 39 Gripen.
Cheetah D – The Cheetah D was the sole two-seater variant, and was predominantly used as a trainer for pilots converting to the Cheetah C.
Cheetah E – The single-seat Cheetah E was developed as an interim fighter for use in the period before the Cheetah Cs became operational.
Cheetah R – The Cheetah R was a feasibility study into an extension of the Cheetah upgrade program to include a specialist reconnaissance model.