THE SEPECAT JAGUAR

INTRODUCTION :

                      The SEPECAT Jaguar is a British-French jet attack aircraft originally used by the British Royal Air Force and the French Air Force in the close air support and nuclear strike role. It is still in service in significantly upgraded form with the Indian Air Force.

RoleAttack aircraft
National originFrance/United Kingdom
ManufacturerSEPECAT (Breguet/BAC)
First flight8 September 1968
Introduction1973
Retired2005 (France) / 2007 (UK) / 2014 (Oman)
StatusIn service with Indian Air Force
Primary usersIndian Air Force (current user)
Royal Air Force of Oman (historical)
French Air Force (historical)
Royal Air Force (historical)
Produced1968–1981
Number built543

ENGINE :

  • A separate partnership was formed between Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca to develop the Adour, a two-shaft turbofan engine with afterburner.
  • Twin engines were selected for survivability; ease of maintenance was a major consideration, an engine change being possible within 30 minutes.

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS :

Length:

  • 16.83 m with minor variations dependent on nose configuration ; 17.53 m (57.5 ft) (B and E) with minor variations dependent on nose probe type (AAR or pitot)
  • Wingspan: 8.69 m
  • Height: 4.89 m
  • Wing area: 24.18 m2
  • Aspect ratio: 3.12
  • Empty weight: 7,000 kg
  • Gross weight: 10,954 kg full internal fuel and 120 rpg
  • Max takeoff weight: 15,700 kg (34,613 lb) with external stores
  • Fuel capacity: 4,200 LIT internal, with provision for three 1,200 l (320 US gal; 260 imp gal) drop tanks on inboard and centreline pylons

PERFORMANCE :

Maximum speed:

  • 1,350 km/h ( 730 kn) Mach 1.1 at sea level
  • 1,699 km/h ( 917 kn) Mach 1.6 at 11,000 m (36,000 ft)
  • Landing speed: 213 km/h ( 115 kn)
  • Ferry range: 1,902 km ( 1,027 nmi) with full internal and external tanks
  • Service ceiling: 14,000 m (46,000 ft)
  • g limits: +8.6 (ultimate load +12)
  • Time to altitude: 9,145 m (30,003 ft) in 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Wing loading: 649.3 kg/m2 maximum
  • Take-off run: 580 m (1,900 ft) with typical tactical load

WEAPONS IN AIRCRAFT :

  • Guns: 2× 30 mm calibre DEFA cannon with up to 150 rounds/gun
  • Hardpoints: 5 (4× under-wing and 1× center-line) with a capacity of 10,000 lb (4,500 kg),with provisions to carry combinations of:
  • Rockets: 8× Matra rocket pods with 18× SNEB 68 mm rockets each

Missiles:

  • AS.37 Martel anti-radar missiles or
  • 2× AIM-9 Sidewinder airtoair missiles on overwing pylons
  • Equipped only with French aircraft : 2× AIM-9 Sidewinder air-toair missiles on outboard pylons、2× R550 Magic air-to-air missiles on overwing pylons、AS-30L laser guided air-to-ground missile、1× AN-52 nuclear bomb

Bombs:

  • various unguided or laser-guided bombs or
  • 2× WE177A nuclear bombs

Other:

ECM protection pods, Reconnaissance Pod, ATLIS laser/electro-optical targeting pod, external drop tanks for extended range/loitering time

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