Alpha Jet A

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This page is about the strike fighter Alpha Jet A. For other versions, see Alpha Jet (Family).
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Alpha Jet A
AB RB SB
9.0 8.7 9.0
Research:160 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:450 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Alpha Jet A is a rank VI German strike aircraft with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/SB) and 8.7 (RB). It was introduced in Update "Alpha Strike".

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 0 m1 019 km/h
Turn time30 s
Max altitude12 200 m
Engine2 х SNECMA Turbomeca Larzac 04-C6
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight7 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,005 996 12200 30.7 31.6 40.2 37.1 1,000
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,127 390 - 549 390 ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < 900 -

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
SNECMA Turbomeca Larzac 04-C6 2 _,___ kg ___ kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight
Weight (each) Type _m fuel __m fuel __m fuel
295 kg Jet _,___ kg _,___ kg _,___ kg _,___ kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (___%/WEP)
Condition 100% ___%/WEP _m fuel __m fuel __m fuel MGW
Stationary 1,160 kgf ___ kgf _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Optimal ___ kgf
(_ km/h)
___ kgf
(_ km/h)
_.__ _.__ _.__ _.__

Survivability and armour

Flares/Chaff
Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear390 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 954 → 4 005 Sl icon.png
RB8 616 → 11 683 Sl icon.png
SB9 960 → 13 505 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications140 700 Rp icon.png
223 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training130 000 Sl icon.png
Experts450 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces890 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 330 / 600 % Sl icon.png
214 / 214 / 214 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
610 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
610 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
8 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
bk_27_belt_pack
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods napalm fire bomb.png
M116A2
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
8 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
bk_27_new_gun
Research:
8 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-5003 B/A
Research:
8 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Type 25C
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
570 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs) EEGS
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Offensive armament

The Alpha Jet A is armed with:

  • 60 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.

Default weapon presets
  • 1 x 27 mm Mauser BK27 cannon (150 rpg) + 2 x 310 l drop tanks
  • 1 x 27 mm Mauser BK27 cannon + 6 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 27 mm Mauser BK27 cannon + 6 x 500 lb Mk 82 Snakeye bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 27 mm Mauser BK27 cannon + 6 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 1 x 27 mm Mauser BK27 cannon + 6 x 250 kg SAMP Type 25 200 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 1 x 27 mm Mauser BK27 cannon + 4 x M116A2 incendiary bombs
  • 1 x 27 mm Mauser BK27 cannon + 114 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets

Usage in battles

The Alpha Jet is a very good CAS plane in ground realistic battles at it's BR. In stock configuration (you need to create a custom weapon preset!), you can precisely use the CCIP to drop 4 bombs and a few rounds of APHE can criple even tanks if you hit from the top, rear or side.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Modern aircraft with SAS, Sight customization and good cockpit visibility, good for SB that are rare skills at his BR
  • Very good for CAS, even in stock configuration
  • 60 countermeasures
  • Very effective gun against vehicles (CCIP, default belt contains 75% APHE)

Cons:

  • No radar or RWR
  • No IR missiles for air combat or guided weapons for CAS
  • "Air targets" belt only contains 1/4 HE

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Devblog

By 1969, both Germany and France had a need for a new generation of jet trainer aircraft to replace their existing inventory of T-33 and Fouga Magister aircraft. It was decided that a collaboration between Dornier and Dassault-Breguet, with the latter first being two separate companies who later merged, had the best potential for a joint TA (Trainer Attack) aircraft over other competing manufacturers and won out the contest with the TA501.

This aircraft was to satisfy the Luftwaffe's need to also replace their G.91 aircraft in the attack role, while the Armée de l'Air's needs were mostly on the training gap that the Anglo-French Jaguar was initially intended to cover, but ended up being a more advanced supersonic conversion / strike aircraft. As such, two distinct versions of what would be the Alpha Jet were formed. The A - Appui / Attack and the E - Ecole / Trainer versions. These would be produced in sub assemblies in Germany, France and also Belgium.

The first prototype would take to the skies in October 1973 and after many more years of testing and trials, the Alpha Jet would enter French and German service in 1979, going on to be a success story of collaboration between nations. While it still serves to this day with France, the aircraft has also been a huge export success, with multiple nations from Belgium, Portugal and Thailand operating the type, as well as it also being popular with private company operators who use them as aggressor training aircraft in the UK, America and Canada.

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See also

Related development

External links


Dornier Aircraft Corporation (Dornier Flugzeugwerke)
Fighters  Do 17 Z-7
  Do 217 J-1 · Do 217 J-2 · Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
  Do 335 A-0 · Do 335 A-1 · Do 335 B-2
Bombers  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2
  Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1
Jet Aircraft  Alpha Jet A**
Helicopters  ◄UH-1D*
  *Licensed
  **Jointly manufactured with Dassault Aviation

Germany jet aircraft
Ar 234  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3
He 162  He 162 A-1 · He 162 A-2
Ho 229  Ho 229 V3
Me 163  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0
Me 262 A  Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1a/Jabo · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a
Me 262 C  Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
Tornado  ◄Tornado IDS WTD61 · ◄Tornado IDS MFG · ◄Tornado IDS ASSTA1
West Germany  Alpha Jet A
USA  ◄F-84F
  ◄CL-13A Mk 5 · ◄CL-13B Mk.6 · ◄F-86K
  ◄F-104G
  ◄F-4F Early · ◄F-4F
USSR  ◊MiG-15bis
  ◊MiG-19S
  ◄MiG-21 SPS-K · ◊MiG-21MF · ◊MiG-21bis-SAU · ◊MiG-21 "Lazur-M"
  ◊MiG-23BN · ◊MiG-23MF · ◊MiG-23MLA
  ◊MiG-29 · ◄MiG-29G
  ◊Su-22UM3K · ◊Su-22M4
  ◊IL-28
Poland  ◊Lim-5P
Britain  ◄Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ◌Hunter F.58 (Swiss)
Italy  ◄G.91 R/3 · ◄G.91 R/4