A5III Fantan - CATIC export version

The Q-5III was developed from the Q-5IA for the export market and has been given a westernised designation A-5C. The aircraft received its first order from the Pakistani Air Force (PAF) in April 1981. Three prototypes rolled out in 1982 and the first flight took place on 7 September 1982. The aircraft passed its trial review in January 1983 and the delivery of the first batch of the aircraft began in March 1983.

The A-5C in the PAF service featured 32 modifications to meet the requirements of the PAF, including Martin-Baker ejection seat, updated avionics (RWR, IFF, UHF radio), and hardpoints modified for Western weapons such as R550 Magic or AIM-9 Sidewinder. Over 100 examples were delivered to the PAF in the 1980s. The aircraft was also export to Bangladesh, Burma and Sudan.

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A5 Fantan Q5 CATIC export version

SPECIFICATIONS

Length 16.255m
Height 4.516m
Wing span 9.7m
Max. take-off weight 12,000kg
Max. level Mach No. 1.12
Service ceiling 15,850m
Take-off run 1,000m

FEATURES

Powerful weapons and accurate attack
High performance
Easy operation and maintenance
Low operation cost

A5 Fantan Q5 CATIC export version

WEAPON

Gun 
Bomb 
Rocket
External stations

A5 Fantan Q5 CATIC export version

A5 Fantan Q5 CATIC export version

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