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North American / North American Rockwell A3J (A-5) Vigilante attacker

 

A3J-1 (A-5A) Vigilante

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
A3J-1, 1962 - A-5A attacker 6/1961 - 1962 57 1970 2 General Electric J79-GE-8 engines (2 x 4944 / 7711 kgf), J79-GE-2 (2 4753 / 6804 kgf) or J79-GE-4 (2 x 7951 / 7325 kgf) on early planes, 2270 kg of combat load in hull (1 nuclear bomb)
A3J-1P, 1962 - RA-5C attacker - recon 6/1962 - 11/1970 69+43 modified from A-5A 1979 2 J79-GE-10 engines (2 x 5395 / 8118 kgf), 2270 kg of combat load (1 nuclear bomb in hull and 4 wing points with 4 Bullpup ASM or 4 454-kg bombs)

 

Modification A3J-1P (RA-5C)

Wing span, m

16.15

Length, m

22.30

Height, m

5.92

Wings area, m2

71.44

Empty mass, kg

18522

Full flying-off mass, kg

36300
Engine 2 General Electric J79-GE-10

Force, kgf

2 x 5395 / 8118
Maximal speed, km/h 1747
Cruise speed, km/h 1018
Flying range, km 4820
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 21000
Complement 2
Armament 2270 kg of combat load (1 nuclear bomb in hull and 4 wing points with 4 Bullpup ASM or 4 454-kg bombs)

YA3J-1 Vigilante

RA-5C Vigilante

RA-5C Vigilante (Constellation, 1968)

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008