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T-45A/C Goshawk –

Manufacturer

Boeing (USA) and British Aerospace (UK)

First Flight

16 April 1988

Entry Into Service

1 to 3 January 1992

Operational Status

In operation with the US Navy

Overall Length

39ft 3in (11.97m)

Length Minus Nose Probe

35ft 9in (10.89m)

Wingspan

30ft 10in (9.39m)

Height

14ft (4.27m)

Wing Area

179.6ft² (16.69m²)

Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTO)

12,758lb (5,787kg)

Basic Mass Empty (BME)

9,399lb (4,263kg)

Internal Fuel

2,893lb (1,312kg)

General

Carrier qualification mission<br />Hi-lo-hi operation including arrested landings, catapult launches and waveoffs with 20 minutes of fuel reserves and 20 minutes of excess reserves

Radius of Action

100nm

Endurance

3 hours 10 minutes

Catapult Launch Speed

121kt

Carrier Approach Speed

115kt

Maximum Diving Speed

570kt

Maximum Level Speed

540kt

Service Ceiling

40,000ft

g load

+7g to -3g

Avionics

Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS)<br />Smiths Industries HUD<br />UHF/VHF communications<br />VHF Omnidirectional Radio range / Instrument Landing System (VOR/ILS)<br />Radar altimeter<br />IFF system<br />Navstar GPS<br />MIL-STD-1553B databus

Weapons and Stores

Single fuselage centreline pylon for baggage pod or similar<br />Single pylon under each wing for practice bombs, rocket podsor an auxiliary fuel tank

Type

1 x 5,730lb st (25.5kN) Rolls-Royce Ardor mk871 turbofan (unreheated)

Casing

Strengthened for carrier-borne operations

Minimum Thrust

5,730lb st (25.5kN)

Average Thrust

5,845lb st (26kN)
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