North American A-5 Vigilante

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A-5 (A3J) Vigilante
A-5 Vigilante
Vloga Bombnik/izvidnik
Proizvajalec/-ci North American Aviation
Krstni polet 31. avgust 1958
Predstavljen Junij 1961
Upokojen 20. november 1979
Glavni uporabnik Ameriška mornarica
Izdelovan 1956–63
1968–70
Število izdelanih 156
A3J-1 (A-3A) na letalonosilki CV-60 Saratoga leta 1960

North American A-5 Vigilante tudi A3J Vigilante je bil dvomotorni nadzvočni (Mach 2) palubni bombnik, ki ga je zasnoval North American Aviation za Ameriško mornarico. A-5 je bil namenjen napadom z jedrskim orožjem, lahko pa tudi s konvencionalnim. Med Vietnamsko vojno se je uporabljal kot taktični bombnik in izvidniško letalo.

A3J na letalonosilki
RA-5C Vigilante

Specifikacije (A-5A Vigilante)[uredi | uredi kodo]

Ortografska projekcija A-5A Vigilante
Kokpit

Podatki iz North American Rockwell A3J (A-5) Vigilante

Splošne karakteristike

  • Posadka: 2
  • Dolžina: 76 ft 6 in (23,32 m)
  • Razpon kril: 53 ft 0 in (16,16 m)
  • Višina: 19 ft 4¾ in (5,91 m)
  • Površina kril: 700 ft² (65,1 m²)
  • Teža praznega letala: 32714 lb (14870 kg)
  • Naložena teža: 47530 lb (21605 kg)
  • Maks. vzletna teža: 62953 lb (28615 kg)
  • Pogon letala: 2 × General Electric J79-GE-8 turboreaktivna motorja z dodatnim zgorevanjem
    • Potisk motorjev (suh): 10900 lbf (48 kN) vsak
    • Potisk motorjev z dodatnim zgorevanjem: 17000 lbf (76 kN) vsak

Zmogljivost

Oborožitev

  • Bombe:
    • 1× jedrska bomba Mark 27, B28 ali B43 v notranjem prostoru
    • 2× B43, Mark 83, ali Mark 84 bombe na dveh zunanjih nosilcih

Letalska elektronika
Sistem na A-5 ali RA-5C[1][2]

  • AN/ASB-12 Radar (A-5, RA-5C)
  • Westinghouse AN/APD-7 SLAR (RA-5C)
  • Sanders AN/ALQ-100 E/F/G/H-Band Radar Jammer (RA-5C)
  • Sanders AN/ALQ-41 X-Band Radar Jammer (A-5, RA-5C)
  • AIL AN/ALQ-61 Radio/Radar/IR ECM Receiver (RA-5C)
  • Litton ALR-45 "COMPASS TIE" 2-18 GHz Radar Warning Receiver (RA-5C)
  • Magnavox AN/APR-27 SAM Radar Warning Receiver (RA-5C)
  • Itek AN/APR-25 S/X/C-Band Radar Detection and Homing Set (RA-5C)
  • Motorola AN/APR-18 Electronic Reconnaissance System (A-5, RA-5C)
  • AN/AAS-21 IR Reconnaissance Camera (RA-5C)

Glej tudi[uredi | uredi kodo]

Reference[uredi | uredi kodo]

  1. Parsch, Andreas. "Designations of US Military Electronic and Communications Equipment." Designation Systems, 5 June 2011. Retrieved: 31 January 2012.
  2. Eden 2009, pp. 220, 221.

Bibliografija[uredi | uredi kodo]

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  • Ellis, Ken, ed. "North American A-5 Vigilante" (In Focus). Flypast, August 2008.
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  • Powell, Robert. RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat (Osprey Combat Aircraft #51). Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing Limited, 2004. ISBN 1-84176-749-2.
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