This single seater aircraft which constitutes the bulk of the IAF's combat fleet has an essential close air support function.
Country of origin: USSR.
Type: Multi-role fighter/ground attack aircraft.
Powerplant: One Tumansky R-25 turbojet of 7500 kg with reheat.
Armament: One 23 mm twin barrel GSh-23 cannon plus four R.60 close combat missiles.
Maximum take off weight: 8745 kg.
Maximum speed: 2230 kmph (1386 mph) at 11,000 m (36,100 ft) or Mach = 2.1.
Combat radius: 547 km (340 miles)