Airframe Performance

Max cruising speed at 15,635 m (51,000 ft) M2.04 or 530 kt CAS, whichever is the lesser, equivalent to TAS of 1,176 kt (2,179 km/h; 1,345 mph)

 

T-O speed 214 kt (397 km/h; 246 mph)

 

Landing speed 162 kt (300 km/h; 187 mph)

 

Rate of climb at S/L 1,525 m (5,000 ft)/min

 

Service ceiling approx 18,290 m (60,000 ft)

 

Min ground turning radius 21.7 m (71 ft 0 in)

 

Runway LCN at max T-O weight 90T-O weight to 10.7 m (35 ft) 3,410 m (11,200 ft)

 

Landing from 10.7 m (35 ft) 2,220 m (7,300 ft)

 

Range with max fuel, FAR reserves and 8,845 kg (19,500 lb) 3,550 n miles (6,580 km; 4,090 miles)

 

Range with max payload, FAR reserves: at M0.95 at 9,100 m (30,000 ft) 2,760 n miles (5,110 km; 3,180 miles)

Airspeed and Altitude Limits

 

Maximum Operating Cruise Speed – Mach 2.04 (around1350MPH)

Maximum Permissible Range – 4500 Miles (3900 Naut’ Miles)

Average Take-off speed – 250MPH

Average Landing speed – 185MPH

Maximum landing gear speed – 270Kts (Mach 0.7)

Maximum operating altitude – 60,000Ft

Normal type pressure – 230 PSI

Maximum visor down speed – 325Kts (Mach 0.8)

Maximum nose down (5 degrees) speed – 325Kts (Mach 0.8)

Maximum nose down (12.5 degrees) speed – below 20, 270 Kts (Mach0.7) 000ft

Maximum speed for landing light extension – 270 Kts

Maximum fuel jettison speed – Mach 0.93

Maximum speed for windscreen wiper operation – 325Kts (Mach 0.8)

Maximum positive incidence (angle of attack) – 16.5 Degrees

Maximum negative incidence (angle of attack) -5.5 Degrees (Above Mach 1.0)

OPERATIONAL NOISE CHARACTERISTICS(FAR Pt 36)T-O noise level 119.5 EPNdB

Approach noise level 116.7 EPNdB

Sideline noise level 112.2 EPNdB

 

Approach noise level can be reduced by at least 7 EPNdB by using decelerated approach procedure The temperature in the thin atmosphere at cruise altitudes of up to 18,290m, ranges from -45 to -70ºC.

 

At cruise speed and cruise altitudes the temperature of the airframe rises to +127ºC on the nose and about +100ºC on the wing. The heating of the airframe ensures the airframe is effectively free of corrosion.