IAI Nesher

Specifications

1st Flight 1971

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 takeoff weight: 13,500 kg (29,762 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × SNECMA Atar 9C afterburning turbojet engine, 60.89 kN (13,690 lbf) with afterburner

Performance at 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

Hard points: 6 under wing and 1 under fuselage hard points with a capacity of 9,259 lb (4,200 kg),

Missiles: 2 Air to Air missiles

Bombs: 12,730lb of ordnance

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.

 

 

 

 

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