Kfir C.2

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This page is about the gift Israeli jet fighter Kfir C.2. For the regular version, see Kfir C.7.
Kfir C.2
GarageImage Kfir C.2.png
Kfir C.2
AB RB SB
10.3 11.0 10.7
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Description

The Kfir C.2 is a gift rank VII Israeli jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB), 11.0 (RB), and 10.7 (SB). It was introduced during Update "Wind of Change" as a reward for the "Battle for Arachis" event.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 10 668 m2 376 km/h
Turn time27 s
Max altitude16 000 m
EngineGeneral Electric J79-GE-17
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight11 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 10,668 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 2,304 2,254 16000 28.6 29.1 167.0 155.6 750
Upgraded 2,442 2,374 25.8 27.0 245.5 204.5

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,460 426 N/A N/A N/A ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
General Electric J79-GE-17 1 7,370 kg ___ kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel
1,750 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 8,125 kg 9,152 kg 9,888 kg _,___ kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel MTOW
Stationary 5,200 kgf 8,154 kgf 1.00 0.89 0.82 _.__
Optimal 5,366 kgf
(1,460 km/h)
10,978 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
1.35 1.19 1.11 _.__

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear426 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
AB3 400 → 5 388 Sl icon.png
RB9 110 → 14 439 Sl icon.png
SB17 870 → 28 323 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications295 000 Rp icon.png
455 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 900 Ge icon.png
Crew training300 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 060 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 380 / 200 % Sl icon.png
238 / 238 / 238 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
aden_belt_pack
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk82
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-3/A
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
aden_new_gun
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
M117
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod SUU-23/A.
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk83
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-10/A
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
23 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
M60_belt_pack
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk84
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9G
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png

Offensive armament

Main article: DEFA 552A (30 mm)

The Kfir C.2 is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons, belly-mounted (140 rpg = 280 total)
    • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552A cannons + 36 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

The Kfir C.2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 13 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (6,500 lb total)
  • 13 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (6,500 lb total)
  • 13 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (6,500 lb total)
  • 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (8,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (8,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (6,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (6,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (6,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 20 mm M61 cannons (1,200 rpg = 2,400 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm M61 cannons + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x 20 mm M61 cannons + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 16 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 16 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 16 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 9 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 16 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets (4,500 lb total)
  • 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles + 9 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 76 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets (4,500 lb total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very fast acceleration
  • Good manoeuvrability
  • Turns hard
  • Hard-hitting 30 mm autocannons

Cons:

  • Only 2 IR air-to-air missiles and no access to SARH missiles
  • No flaps
  • Below average roll rate
  • 30 mm cannons have slow muzzle velocity
  • It can rip its wings at low altitude

History

Devblog

Operationally, the Kfir fighters from the first production series revealed a number of flaws in their design, in particular, an increased mass compared to the Mirage, as well as a forward shift in balance due to the greater weight of the suspended weaponry that affected the controllability and turn rate. To eliminate these concerns, the engineers proposed equipping the fighter with canards in the air intake areas, as well as installing aerodynamic ridges to redirect the airstream from the nose and provide a vortex around the canards. A dogtooth appeared on the leading edge of the wing that was intended to increase the lateral stability of the aircraft at high angles of attack. As a result, maneuverability at low speeds increased, and takeoff and landing runs became shorter. In addition, the new Kfir modification also received two additional weapon suspension hardpoints. The modification of the fighter with canards entered service with the Israeli Air Force in 1977 under the designation Kfir C.2, in addition to new machines, most Kfirs from the first production series were upgraded to the C.2 level. Aside from Israel, Kfir C.2 was in service with the armies of Colombia, Ecuador and Sri Lanka.

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See also

Related development

External links


Israel Aerospace Industries (התעשייה האווירית לישראל)
Jet Fighters  Nesher · Kfir C.2 · Kfir C.7
SPAAs  Machbet

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