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CASA C-101 Aviojet / E.25



Designed by Construcciones Aero-nauticas SA with collaboration from MBB and Northrop, the prototype of the CASA C-101 Aviojet made its maiden flight on 27 June 1977. A tandem two-seat basic and advanced trainer with light attack capability, the C-101 is powered by a Garrett TFE731-2-25 non-afterburning turbofan. The Aviojet features six pylons and a gun pack under the rear seat with either a single 30 mm DEFA cannon or two 12.7 mm machine guns.

The Garrett AiResearch TFE731 turbofan combines with a large integral fuel capacity to provide a seven hour endurance

Spain's CASA C-101 Aviojet has the Spanish air force designation E.25, entering service in 1980. An armed version has been exported to Honduras (4) and Chile (60).
Four versions of the Aviojet single-turbofan tandem-seat trainer have been built. The C.101EB was the initial trainer variant for the Spanish Air Force, production of which was completed during 1985. An export trainer version, the C.101BB (operated by Chile as the T-36 Halcon), has an uprated engine and provision for arma-ment on underwing hardpoints, while the C.101CC, (operated by Chile as the A-36 Halcon), is a light-attack aircraft with a further uprated engine offering 19.l3kN thrust. Weap-ons options for the C.101CC include an under-fuselage 30mm DEFA cannon pod, rocket and gun pods underwing, together with bombs and AGM-65 Maverick ASMs.    
Announced in 1984, the C.101DD enhanced training version first flew on May 20, 1985. The CC.101DD Aviojet has the more powerful engine of the C.101CC combined with a major avionics upgrade which includes a Ferranti headup display weapons aiming computer, a Ferranti FIN 1100 altitude and heading refer-ence system, a radar warning receiver, and flare/chaff dispensing pods. A reconnaissance pack and laser target designator are optional for both the C.101CC and DD versions.

Engine: 1 x Garrett TFE731-2-25 turbofan
Max Take-off weight: 5600 kg / 12346 lb
Empty weight: 3350 kg / 7386 lb
Wingspan: 10.6 m / 34 ft 9 in
Length: 12.25 m / 40 ft 2 in
Height: 4.25 m / 13 ft 11 in
Wing area: 20.0 sq.m / 215.28 sq ft
Max. speed: 685 km/h / 426 mph
Ceiling: 12500 m / 41000 ft
Range w/max.fuel: 3800 km / 2361 miles
Range w/max.payload: 370 km / 230 miles
Armament: 1 x 30mm cannon, 2000kg of weapons
Crew: 1-2

C.101CC Aviojet

Engine: 1 x Garrett TFE731-5.
Installed thrust: 19.2 kN (21kN).
Span: 10.6 m.
Length: 12.5 m.
Wing area: 20 sq.m
Empty wt: 3340 kg.
MTOW: 6300 kg.
Warload: 2250 kg.
Max speed: 769 kph.
Initial ROC: 1500 m / min.
Ceiling: 12,800 m.
T/O run: 560 m.
Ldg run: 480 m.
Fuel internal: 2410 lt.
Range/Endurance: 3700 km / 7 hr.
Combat radius lo-lo-hi: 520 km.
Armament: 1 x 30 mm or 2 x .5 in.
Hardpoints: 6.

CASA C-101EB Aviojet
Engine: 1 x Garrett TFE731-2-2J turbofan, 3,550lb thrust.
Length: 40.19ft (12.25m)
Width: 34.78ft (10.60m)
Height: 13.94ft (4.25m)
Maximum Speed: 478mph (770kmh; 416kts)
Maximum Range: 2,485miles (4,000km)
Rate-of-Climb: 4,900ft/min (1,494m/min)
Service Ceiling: 41,010ft (12,500m; 7.8miles)
Armament: 1 x 30mm DEFA cannon or 2 x 12.7mm M3 machine guns.
Up to 4,890lbs of external ordnance
Accommodation: 2
Hardpoints: 6
Empty Weight: 8,378lbs (3,800kg)
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 12,346lbs (5,600kg)


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