KFIR (Israel Aircraft Industries)
Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  Kfir


Country of Origin: Israel.
Similar Aircraft: Mirage III/5, Mirage 2000, Viggen.
Crew: One; trainer - two.
Role: Ground-attack, interceptor.
Armament: 30-mm cannons, missiles, bombs, rockets.
Dimensions: Length: 53 ft, 8 in (16.36 m). Span: 27 ft (8.24 m).


Wings: Low-mounted, delta-shaped with a sawtooth in the leading edges. Small canards are mounted on the air intakes.

Engine(s): One turbojet inside fuselage. Semicircular air intakes alongside the fuselage. Large, single exhaust.

Fuselage: Tube-shaped with long, solid, pointed nose. Body widens at the air intakes. Bubble canopy flush with the spine.

Tail: No tail flats. Fin is swept-back and tapered with a prominent step in the leading edge.


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