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2018-02-22

BACKGROUND  NOTES

 

GLOSTER  BXP-1002  Ace

The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat
 
  See also : AAC Data Sheet
 See: GL142F2 Notes
Illustrations :
 See: within this page
Related Pages :
 GL142F2.Ace - Notes
 CXP1001.Ace - Article
 
 

INTRODUCTION

In 1946 a Chinese delegation visited the United Kingdom looking for an aircraft designer/manufacturer able to provide for a jet fighter to be manufactured in China.  Gloster took up the challenge and designed the CXP-1001 (China Experimental Pursuit), an aircraft simple and cheap to build (eg: using the Meteor landing gear) and to operate.  Work progressed in 1947-1948 and reaching mockup stage but the evacuation of the (Nationalist) Government to Taiwan in 1949, and the start of the Korean war in the early fifties, with its accompanying flood of US equipment put the project to a halt.  It could have been the first chinese fighter jet, it never was.

Historical

Op Role

QTY

Aircraft

Name

                       

–

–

3

E1/44 (G-42)

Ace

1948 1951                        

China (Ntl)

–

–

0

CXP-1001

Ace

1949 –                        

Atlantic Air Combat™

Aircraft

Name

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

Brazil

AF

3

BXP-1002

Ace

1952 1961 >> >> >> >> >> 1961            

Brazil

AF

FF

40

GL142F1

Ace

1952 1961 >> >> >> >> >> (...)            

Brazil

AF

FF

(40)

GL142F2

Ace

1963 >>             (...)

The CXP-1001 was a single-seat design largely inspired by the GA.2 Ace (or G.42, Gloster's answer to the Specifications E1/44) and powered by the same Rolls-Royce Nene 5,000 lbf centrifugal turbojet. It was 41'10" long for a wing span of 38'00" ft.  Armed with four 20mm cannons located around the front air intake (or two 30mm beneath it), it would have had a normal loaded weight of 13,900 lbs.  Its design top speed was to be 520 knots with a 40,000 ft ceiling.  Two underwing stations allowed the carrying of bombs or 2Χ100 gal drop tanks to supplement the interal 470 gallons of fuel. These, together with a Meteor like 250 gal faired belly tank would have brought the range of the CXP-1001 to 870 nautical miles.

The AAC™ Post-WWII Balance of Power in South America - See details and map

At the end of WWII, it was relatively easy and inexpensive to acquire surplus US equipment, and many South American countries took advantage :

    G55 P40 P47 P51 F2R F4U F6F F8F I33 VJ1 G41 G42 DH1 H67 F80 F86 F9F I24 683 EEB B17 B25 B26 TBM S2F P2V PBM PBY J2F U16
   
Argentina 45 – – – – 26 – – 60 12 100 – – – – 26 30 100 45 – – – – – 6 15 9 18 44 10
Bolivia – – – 30 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 7 13 – – – – – – – –
Brasil – 85 145 – – – – 48 – – 60 40 – – 30 – 30 – – – – 72 30 6 13 16 – 31 – 16
Chile – – 24 – 24 – – – – – – – 18 – 30 – – – – – – 17 27 48 – – – 12 15 –
Colombia – – 35 – – – – – – – – – – – 16 9 – – – – – 8 – – – – – – – –
Ecuador – – – – – – – – – – 15 – – – 16 – – – – 6 – – – – – – – – – –
Paraguay – – – – – – 12 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Peru – – 76 – – – – – – – – – – 16 16 18 – – – 9 – 8 25 – – – – – – –
Uruguay – – – 24 – – 12 – – – – – – – 18 – – – – – – 14 – 19 3 – 3 – 6 –
Venezuela – – 30 – – – – – – – – – 46 – – 30 – – – 25 – 24 – –   – – – – –

BRAZIL LOOKING FOR AN INDIGENOUS FIGHTER

Then if South American nations weren't all on the most friendly terms, the acquisition of air power was more a matter of prestige.  In particular, Argentina, Ecuador and Venezuela rapidly acquired jet fighters, with Argentina tinkering with the idea to design and produce their own.  With the assistance of ex-German engineers, this lead to the Pulqui II and much later to the acquisition of a German Mach 2 VTOL fighter design further developped locally.

Brazil could not stay idle and watch it southern neighbour claiming the glory of designing or assembling the first jet fighter on the continent, so if German engineers had a reputation and US industries surplus material, both the Gloster Meteor and the de Havilland Vampire showed the world that Britain had the technology.  And they were willing to sellt it .  Argentina had not been mistaken in ordering the Meteor, and while the type would probably have to be ordered as well by Brazil to restore regional balance, Brazil wanted to seize the opportunity to start an aircraft industry of their own.

Gloster had designed a fighter, the G.42A/CXP-1001, to be produced in China, a country without previous aircraft building experience, but the Chinese government soon had too much on hand to pursue the project and Brazil saw an opportunity not to be missed and approached the manufacturer to take the project over, which Gloster naturally welcomed.  From the onset, the G.42 fuselage had been larger than really necessary, which prompted Gloster to further improve the Ace by replacing the Nene by the newly developped Tay engine, making the best of their otherwise straightforward design. The then BXP-1002 (G.42B) compared with contemporary straight wing designs as follows : [Secondary Table]

    Empty Powe Speed Int. Range Loaded Belly Range Drop Range Pylons MTOW
S-540 1946 9910 lb RB41-3 5200.lbf 505 kn 293 gal 513 nm 12137 lb 250 gal 1035 nm – – 2Χ999 lb 17350 lb
P1040 1947 9560 lb RB41-3 5200.lbf 510 kn 398 gal 454 nm 12585 lb – – 2Χ90 gal 910 nm 4Χ500 lb 16200 lb
SE535 1951 7656 lb RB41-3 5200.lbf 495 kn 330 gal 750 nm 10164 lb – – 2Χ100 gal 970 nm 2Χ500 lb 13448 lb
P-80C 1944 8420 lb J33A35 5400.lbf 320 kn 354 gal 678 nm 11110 lb – – 2Χ192 gal 125 nm 2Χ999 lb 16856 lb
J-21R 1947 7055 lb Goblin2 3300.lbf 430 kn 196 gal 390 nm 8545 lb – – 2Χ90 gal 485 nm 1Χ600 kg 11023 lb
E1/44 1948 6553 lb RB41-1 5000.lbf 540 kn 428 gal 360 nm 11470 lb – – – – – ?...
GL42A 1949 8963 lb RB41-3 5200.lbf 520 kn 470 gal 395 nm 13900 lb 250 gal ?... 2Χ100 gal 885 nm 2Χ999 lb ?...
GL42B 1950 9560 lb RB44.2 7725.lbf 550 kn 470 gal 850 nm 12813 lb – – 4Χ90 gal 1325 nm 4Χ750 lb 18420 lb

G-42B Fuel System

The experimental E1/44 and the CXP-1001 both shared a similar fuel tank arrangement : five tanks located in the fuselage with a 235 gal main tank (277 gal for the CXP-1001) located in front of the engine, a 44 gal forward of the main tank, a 53 gal tank located in the engine bay and two additional overload tanks located on port and starboard in the rear fuselage for a total capacity of 428 gallons (470 gal for the CXP-1001).

When revising the design to the benefit of their Brazilian customer, Gloster engineers were haunted by the extremely poor range of their initial E1/44 experiment : with nearly half more fuel it barely registered 70% of the Supermarine Attacker range.  As both were powered by the same engine, the airframe was to blame, not the engine !  Actually, preliminary data submitted to China had rested on that traumatic background, and the CXP-1001 had been initially announced with a very conservative (pessimistic ?...) range.  Refining the engine installation and the airframe itself largely solved the issue as more conventional (calculated) ranges were obtained.  Considering the already comfortable amount of fuel carried internally, Gloster left the matter there, informing however their Brazilian client that, should they so wish, the wings could be redesigned with a 70 gal leading edge tank and an extra 40 gal to be contained in the outer "wet" wing, potentially adding another 220 gallons internally.

However, satisfied with the range issue being mastered, the Brazilian Air Force was more interrested to have the wing redesigned to accommodate another pair of underwing pylons, which the then wide landing gear track prevented.  A narrower setup was thus adopted, somewhat similar to the Gloster Sea Hawk, with the gear partly retracting in the fuselage.  In consequence, the conformal ventral tank was definitively abandoned.  The inner pylons remained stressed for up to 1,000 lbs while the outer ones were restricted to 750 lbs, and all four were plumbed to carry fuel.  Brazil standardized on the British 90 gal tanks, meaning the outer stations would be used for ferry flghts only as 90 gal fuel tanks on the outer stations was somewhat of an overload.

Weight and Power

The over 50% power increase offered by the Tay was obtained at the cost of weight (560 lb for the engine alone), which Gloster didn't try to counterbalance by weakening an intentionally strong airframe.  But the extra power did allowe for a higher MTOW, warload, speed and ceiling.  Refraining from altering their design any further, Gloster managed to keep the aircraft relatively simple to build and operate, and since most of the data had already been collected flying the E1/44, it allowed the first airframes to be directly manufactured in Brazil while engines would be procured from France.  Rolls Royce had developped the Tay at the request of the US Navy but did not intend (nor was authorized) to manufacture the type in any quantity.  As the French Dassault had designed a fighter around it (the MD.454 Myster IVA), a production license was arranged with Hispano-Suiza (re: HS-350 Verdon), creating a source from which other customers could tap.

Production

Eventually, Brazil only assembled a little over fourty airframes (against 100 initially planned) and the slow production rate lead the Air Force to acquire more aicraft from other sources (60 Gloster Meteor F8 in 1952 and a similar quantity of hand-me-down Lockheed F-80C a few years later).  As Gloster had admitted when testing the E1/44, the design wasn't bad but offered little more than the Meteor already delivered even if the new Tay engine did enhance its performances somewhat.  But the Ace was designed to last, and patiently (painstakenly ?) assembled in Sao Paulo they served faithfully and reliably for a decade before being thoroughly overhauled in 1961-1962, gaining a radar and new range of weapons.

Armament & Development

Designed with only two pylons (and eight rocket rails) when intended for China, their number had been brought up to four for Brazil, significantly increasing the carrying capacity.  The CXP-1001 provided for either 2Χ1,000 lb bombs or 2Χ90 gal (787 lb) drop tanks while the revised Brazilian BXP-1002 catered for either 4Χ750 lb bombs, or 4Χ90 gal (787 lb) drop tanks, or a mix thereof.  And it could carry bombs and rockets rather than having to choose between one or the other.

Internal weapons were a quartet of Hispano Mk.V 20mm auto-cannons with 200 rounds of ammunition each.  It would probably have been better gunned with a pair of 30mm Aden but these had yet to become famous, and 20mm was then still the standard of the days.  So, from the E1/44 onward, the Gloster fighter sticked to four Hispano guns and this would remain unchanged.

When overhauled in 1961-1962, external armament progressed somewhat : if the carrying of British RP-3 rockets remained possible, the French MTF-1 rocket pods (36Χ68mm) became the main conventional air-to-ground weapon.  A more sophisticated air-to-surface weapon was also adopted : the US made AGM-12B Bullpup with the specific intention to use it against sea targets.

The most significant jump in performances however was brought by the adoption of a podded radar : the British ASVR19 carried under the (inner) starboard wing.  Initally designed for (se) surface search and adopted by the German Navy for their Seahawks Mk101, Ecko had developped it further into an air search/ air intercept radar able to detect a fighter at 5 nmi or a bomber at more than 20 nmi.  With the addition of a pair of AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles, it turned the "Ace" into a no-nonsense foul weather interceptor, offering the sturdy airframes another lease of life.

Gloster, who assisted in this mid-life upgrade/overhaul programme, referred to these upgraded aircraft under the G.42C Ace F.2 designation.

 
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The AAC™ Post-WWII Balance of Power in South America - Details

Country

–

QTY

Aircraft

Name

1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

Argentina

FF

30

G-55A

Centauro

1947 1959   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Argentina

FF

15

G-55B

Centauro

1948 1959     1948 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Argentina

FF

26

F4U5N

Corsair

1958 1968                         1958 >>
|

Argentina

FF

100

GL41F4

Meteor

1947 1971   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Argentina

FF

30

F9F2

Panther

1958 1969                         1958 >>
|

Argentina

FF

28

F86F

Sabre

1960 1986                            
|

Argentina

BB

15

A683B1

Lancaster

1948 1964     1948 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Argentina

BB

30

A694B2

Lincoln.B2

1947 1964   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Argentina

BB

100

IAe24

Calquin

1947 1960   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

Bolivia

FF

30

P-51D

Mustang

1947 1977   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Bolivia

BB

13

B-25J

Mitchell

1948 1979     1948 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Bolivia

BB

7

B-17G

Fortress

1956 1963                     1956 >> >> >>

Brazil

FF

85

P-40N

Warhawk

1943 1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Brazil

FF

145

P-47D

Thunderbolt

1944 1956 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Brazil

FF

60

GL41F8

Meteor

1952 1972             1952 >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Brazil

FF

60

F-80C

Shooting.Star

1958 1972                         1958 >>
|

Brazil

BB

12

B-17G

Fortress

1951 1969           1951 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Brazil

BB

30

A-20K

Havoc

1944 1970 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Brazil

BB

90

B-25

Mitchell

1943 1972 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Brazil

BB

30

B-26B/C

Invader

1957 1978                       1957 >> >>

Colombia

FF

35

P-47D

Thunderbolt

1947 1956   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 1956      
|

Colombia

FF

8

F-86F

Sabre

1956 1966                     1956 >> >> >>
|

Colombia

FF

16

F-80C

Shooting.Star

1958 1986                         1958 >>
|

Colombia

BB

8

B-26B

Invader

1954 1982                 1954 >> >> >> >> >>

Chile

FF

24

P-47D

Thunderbolt

1947 1959   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Chile

FF

31

F-80C

Shooting.Star

1958 1972                         1958 >>
|

Chile

BB

12

B-25

Mitchell

1947 1966   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Chile

BB

27

B-26

Invader

1957 1979                       1957 >> >>

Ecuador

FF

21

P-47D

Thunderbolt

1947 1966   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Ecuador

FF

15

GL41F8

Meteor

1954 1982                 1954 >> >> >> >> >>
|

Ecuador

FF

16

F-80C

Shooting.Star

1957 1974                       1957 >> >>
|

Ecuador

BB

6

EE-B6

Canberra

1955 1981                   1955 >> >> >> >>

Paraguay

FF

12

F6F-5

Hellcat

1952 1962             1952 >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

Peru

FF

76

P-47D

Thunderbolt

1947 1970   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Peru

FF

16

HK-67

Hunter F4

1956 1980                     1956 >> >> >>
|

Peru

FF

16

F-80C

Shooting.Star

1958 1967                         1958 >>
|

Peru

FF

18

F-86F

Sabre

1958 1979                         1958 >>
|

Peru

BB

8

B-25

Mitchell

1947 1968   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Peru

BB

25

B-26

Invader

1954 1967                 1954 >> >> >> >> >>
|

Peru

BB

9

EE-B8(I)

Canberra

1956 1992                     1956 >> >> >>

Uruguay

FF

25

P-51D

Mustang

1947 1960   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Uruguay

FF

12

F6F-5

Hellcat

1952 1960             1952 >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Uruguay

BB

19

TBM-1

Avenger

1949 1961       1949 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Uruguay

FF

18

F-80C

Shooting.Star

1958 1971                         1958 >>
|

Uruguay

BB

14

B-25J

Mitchell

1959 1972         1950 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

Venezuela

FF

30

P-47D

Thunderbolt

1947 1971   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Venezuela

BB

24

B-25

Mitchell

1947 1974   1947 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Venezuela

FF

24

DH100

Vampire FB5

1949 1975       1949 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Venezuela

FF

22

DH112

Venom FB54

1952 1973             1952 >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Venezuela

BB

25

EE02B

Canberra

1953 1990               1953 >> >> >> >> >> >>
|

Venezuela

FF

30

F-86F

Sabre

1955 1971                   1955 >> >> >> >>
|

Venezuela

FF

78

F-86K

Sabre

1966 1970                            
    G55 P40 P47 P51 F2R F4U F6F F8F I33 VJ1 G41 G42 DH1 H67 F80 F86 F9F I24 B17 B25 B26 TBM S2F 683 EEB P2V PBM PBY J2F U16
   
Argentina 45 – – – – 26 – – 60 12 100 – – – – 26 30 100 – – – – 6 45 – 15 9 18 44 10
Bolivia – – – 30 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 7 13 – – – – – – – – – –
Brasil – 85 145 – – – – 48 – – 60 40 – – 30 – 30 – – 72 30 6 13 – – 16 – 31 – 16
Chile – – 24 – 24 – – – – – – – 18 – 30 – – – – 17 27 48 – – – – – 12 15 –
Colombia – – 35 – – – – – – – – – – – 16 9 – – – 8 – – – – – – – – – –
Ecuador – – – – – – – – – – 15 – – – 16 – – – – – – – – – 6 – – – – –
Paraguay – – – – – – 12 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Peru – – 76 – – – – – – – – – – 16 16 18 – – – 8 25 – – – 9 – – – – –
Uruguay – – – 24 – – 12 – – – – – – – 18 – – – – 14 – 19 3 – – – 3 – 6 –
Venezuela – – 30 – – – – – – – – – 46 – – 30 – – – 24 – –   – 25 – – – – –
  Fighters Cheats Timeline cheat (aircraft's service life extended) Aircraft type cheat : fantasy type or fantasy operator ARG BOL BRA CHL COL ECU PAR PER URU VEN
G–55A Centauro FF
Timeline cheat (aircraft's service life extended) 45
–  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
P–40N Warhawk FF – –
Timeline cheat (aircraft's service life extended) 85
 –  –  –  –  –  –  –
P–47D Thunderbolt FF – –
Timeline cheat (aircraft's service life extended) 145
Timeline cheat (aircraft's service life extended) 24
 35  –  –  76  –  30
P–51D Mustang FF – 30  –  –  –  –  –  –
Timeline cheat (aircraft's service life extended) 24
 –
F2R2N Fireball | FF – –  –
Aircraft type cheat : fantasy type or fantasy operator 24
 –  –  –  –  –  –
F4U5N Corsair FF 26 –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
F6F5N Hellcat FF – –  –  –  –  –  12  –
Timeline cheat (aircraft's service life extended) 12
 –
F8F2N Bearcat FF – –
Aircraft type cheat : fantasy type or fantasy operator 48
 –  –  –  –  –  –  –
IA'-33 Pulqui II FF
Aircraft type cheat : fantasy type or fantasy operator 60
–  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
VJ101 Busardo Jet vectored thrust FF
Aircraft type cheat : fantasy type or fantasy operator 12
–  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
GL–41 Meteor FF 100 –  60  –  –  15  –  –  –  –
GL–42 Ace FF – –
Aircraft type cheat : fantasy type or fantasy operator 40
 –  –  –  –  –  –  –
DH100/112 (Sea) Vampire FF – –  –
Aircraft type cheat : Colossus compatible DH100 Sea Vampire 18
 –  –  –  –  –  24+22
HK–67 Hunter FF – –  –  –  –  –  –  16  –  –
F–80C ShootingStar FF – –  30  30  16  16  –  16 18  –
F–86F Sabre FF 26 –  –  –  8  –  –  18  –  30
F9F–5/7 Panther/Cougar FF
Aircraft type cheat : Colossus compatible F9F-5 30
–
Aircraft type cheat : Colossus compatible F9F-7 30
 –  –  –  –  –  –  –
  Bombers Patrol ASW (SAR) ARG BOL BRA CHL COL ECU PAR PER URU VEN
IAe24 Calquin BB 100 –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
B–17G Fortress BB – 7  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
B–25J Mitchell BB – 13  72  17  8  –  –  8  14  24
A–26B Invader BB – –  30  27  –  –  –  25  –  –
TBM-3E Avenger ASW – – 6
Aircraft type cheat : fantasy type or fantasy operator 48
 –  –  –  – 19  –
S2-F1 Tracker ASW 6 – 13  –  –  –  –  – 3  –
A–683/94 Lancaster/Lincoln BB 45 –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
EE–B6 Canberra BB – –  –  –  –  6  –  9  –  25
P2V-5/7 Neptune ASW 16 – 14  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
PBM5A Mariner ASW
Timeline cheat (aircraft's service life extended) 9
–  –  –  –  –  –  –
Timeline cheat (aircraft's service life extended) 3
 –
J2F5 Duck ASW 44 –  –
Aircraft type cheat : fantasy type or fantasy operator 15
 –  –  –  –
Aircraft type cheat : fantasy type or fantasy operator 6
 –
PBY-5A Catalina ASW 18 – 31 12  –  –  –  –  –  –
HU-16A Albatross ASW 10 – 16  –  –  –  –  –  –  –
 
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Secondary Comparison Table - Back to Simplified Table
  S-540 P1040 SE535 P-80C J-21R E1/44 G42A B42B
  '46 Attacker '47 Seahawk '51 Mistral '44 Shooting '47 Gam '48 Ace 49 Ace '51 Ace
Length 37'06" 39'08" 30'09" 34'05' 34'03" 38'00" 41'10" 41'10"
Span 36'11" 39'00" 38'00" 38'09" 37'04" 36'03" 38'00" 38'00"
Weight:empty 9910 lb 9560 lb 7656 lb 8420 lb 7055 lb 6553 lb 8963 lb 9560 lb
Guns 4Χ20mm 4Χ20mm 4Χ20mm 6Χ50cal
4Χ20mm 4Χ52cal
4Χ20mm 4Χ20mm 4Χ20mm
Rpg 156.rpg 200.rpg 150.rpg 300.rpg
140.rpg 175.rpg
___.rpg ___.rpg 200.rpg
Engine: type RB41-3 RB41-3 RB41-3 J33A35 Goblin2 RB41-1 RB41-3 RB44-2/Verdon
Engine: weight 1,620 lb 1,620 lb 1,620 lb 1,820 lb 1,550.lb 1,540.lb 1,620 lb 2,100.lb
Engine: power 5,200.lbf 5,200.lbf 5,200.lbf 5,400.lbf 3,300.lbf 5,000.lbf 5,200.lbf 7,725.lbf
Speed: Max 505.kn 510.kn 495.kn 320.kn 430.Kn 540.kn 520.kn 550.kn
Ceiling 45,000 ft 44,500.ft 44,000.ft 46,800.ft 39,400.ft 44,000.ft 4,0000.ft 47,000.ft
Fuel: Fuselage [252] [398] [–––] [172] [130] [428] [470] [470]
Fuel: Wings [41] [–––] [330] [182] [66] [–––] [–––] [–––]
Fuel: INTERNAL 293 gal 398 gal 330 gal 354 gal 196 gal 428 gal 470 gal 470 gal
Fuel: internal 2,227 lb 3,025 lb 2,508 lb 2,690 lb 1,490 lb 3,253 lb 3,572 lb 3,572 lb
Range 513.nm 454.nm 750.nm 678.nm 390.nm 360nm 395nm 850 nm
nm/gal [1.751] [1.141] [2.273] [1.915] [1.990] [0.841] [0.841] [1.813]
Weight:loaded 12,137 lb 12,585.lb 10,164 lb 11,110 lb 8,545.lb 11,470.lb 13,900 lb 12,813 lb
Fuel: BELLY 250 gal – – – – – 250 gal –
Fuel: belly 1,900 lb – – – – – 1,900 lb –
Range 1,035 nm – – – – – ?... nm –
nm/gal [1.906] – – – – – [?.???] –
Fuel: DROP – 2Χ90 gal 2Χ100 gal 2Χ192 2Χ90 gal – 2Χ100 gal 4Χ90 gal
Fuel: drop – 1,574 lb 1,750 lb 3,260 lb 1,574 lb – 1,750 lb 3,148 lb
Range – 910.nm 970.nm 1,251.nm 485.nm – 885 nm 1325 nm
nm/gal – [1.574] [1.830] [1.695] [1.290] – [0.697] [1.597]
Weight: Sums 14,037 lb 14,159 lb 11,914 lb 14,370 lb 10,120 lb 11,470 lb 16,185 lb 15,961 lb
Pylons 2Χ999 lb 4Χ500 lb 2Χ500 lb 2Χ999 lb 1Χ600 kg – 2Χ999 lb 2Χ750+2Χ999 lb
HVAR   80 lb   80 lb   80 lb   80 lb   80 lb –   80 lb   80 lb
Weight: MTOW 17,350 lb 16,200 lb 13,448 lb 16,856 lb 11,023 lb ?... ?... 18,250 lb

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