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IAI Israel Aircraft Industries F-21 Kfir

IAI Kfir C7 © Erez M.S.
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F-21 Kfir

Fighter / Fighter Bomber

The IAI F-21 Kfir is a single-engine single-seat fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the Israeli manufacturer Israel Aircraft Industries. The Kfir was/is operated by the Israeli Air Force (Heyl Ha'Avir), the US Navy and US Marine Corps, the Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana), the Ecuadorian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana) and the Sri Lanka Air Force.
Propulsion1 Turbofan Engine
Engine ModelGeneral Electric J79-J1E
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
52,9 / 83,4 kN11892 / 18749 lbf
Speed2445 km/h1320 kts
  1519 mph
Service Ceiling17.678 m58.000 ft
Range770 km416 NM
479 mi.
Empty Weight7.285 kg16.061 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight16.200 kg35.715 lbs
Wing Span8,22 m27,0 ft
Wing Area34,8 m²375 ft²
Length15,65 m51,3 ft
Height4,55 m14,9 ft
First Flight06/1973
Production Statusout of production
Total Production212
Developed fromDassault Mirage 5 (IAI Nehser)
Data for (Version)IAI Kfir C.2
VariantsKfir C.1, F-21A Kfir, Kfir C.2, Kfir TC.2, Kfir C.7, Kfir TC.7, Kfir C.10, Kfir TC.10, Kfir C.12, Kfir Tzniut
The F-21 Kfir is a development of the IAI Nesher, a variant of the Dassault Mirage 5.

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