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Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet
Alpha Jet A
Info
Nation Flag Germany West Germany
Class Ground Attack Aircraft
Cost 50 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 0%
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 600 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 2000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 85 s
Icon WALB Year 1979
Icon WALB Type Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Weapons
Autocannon Mauser BK-27 (27mm)
Napalm Bomb Mk 77 (340kg)

The Alpha Jet A is a West German ground attack aircraft that first appeared in Wargame: AirLand Battle.

HistoryEdit

The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet is a twin-engine, two-seat light attack aircraft co-manufactured by Dassault of France and Dornier of Germany. The push to develop the Alpha Jet was started in the late 1960's to develop an advanced trainer along the lines of the Lockheed T-33. After an initial collaboration between France and England which resulted in the SEPECAT Jaguar, the requirement for a trainer had not yet been fulfilled. This resulted in a collaboration between Dassault and Dornier starting in 1968.

The Alpha Jet first flew in 1973, and while France primarily used their Alpha Jets for training purposes, the West German Luftwaffe decided to put their type into service as a light strike platform as well as for training purposes. The first such Alpha Jet A (for "Appui Tactique" or "Light Strike") first flew in 1978, and 175 of the type were delivered by 1983.

OverviewEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

The Alpha Jet is a light strike platform available to West German and NATO decks. Carrying two BL-775 clusterbombs and a 27mm Mauser BK-27 cannon, the Alpha Jet's low price per aircraft makes the type a good, inexpensive option for carrying out strikes against armored columns. It has little ability to defend itself against enemy fighters, however, and due to its lack of ECM, is vulnerable to long range SAMs and AAMs. Fighter or SEAD escort should be considered before sending the Alpha Jet over hostile territory.

Red DragonEdit

The Alpha Jet in Wargame: Red Dragon is a light strike platform available to West German and NATO decks. It carries two Mk.77 Napalm bombs, making the type useful for area denial operations, or to force vehicles and troops out of cover. The Alpha Jet still does not carry ECM, leaving it vulnerable to long-range SAMs and AAMs, however, at only 50 points per aircraft, its drawbacks are not prohibitive. The type also has a tight turning circle, making it better able to defend itself against threat aircraft with its 27mm Mauser BK-27 cannon.

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon Mauser BK-27 WAB Icon BL-755
Type Autocannon Cluster Bomb No Weapon
Name Mauser BK-27 BL-755
Caliber 27mm 450kg
Ammo x 120 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 7 4
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A
AP Power 0 4
HE Power 1 0
Icon WALB Suppression 63 100
Rate of fire 391 r/min 23 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon Mauser BK-27 WRD Icon Mk 77
Type Autocannon Napalm Bomb No Weapon
Name Mauser BK-27 Mk. 77
Caliber 27mm NPLM
Ammo x 120 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 35% 10%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 35% N/A
AP Power 0 0
HE Power 1 0
Icon WALB Suppression 63 567
Rate of fire 391 r/min 23 r/min

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

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