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      90

T-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.

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