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It is one of my favourite aircraft to watch display and during Warbirds Downunder in November ’15 it was no different. Graceful, elegant and a pleasure to watch and the sweet hum of those twin jet engines.
Please enjoy these images of the display at Temora Aviation Museum from 20th and 21st November.
The following specifications have been sourced from Temora Aviation Museum website. For further information about the Dragonfly and the rest of their collection or to see when she will fly next click HERE.
Engine – Two General Electric J85-17A 2,850 lbs (1293kg) Axial Flow turbojets
Wingspan: 35′ 101/2″ 10.93 m
Length: 29′ 3 ” 8.62 m
Wing Area: 193.5 sq. ft 17.98 sq. m
Height: 9′ 3″ 2.71 m
Weights Empty: 6,254 lb 2,843 kg
Maximum Takeoff weight: 14,000 lb 6,364 kg
One GAU-2B/A 7.62mm Minigun mounted in the nose. Four pylons under each wing can carry a range of weapons including 30mm DEFA-553 cannon, 20mm GPU-2/A cannon, the SUU-11/A 7.62mm Minigun pod, 19 shot LAU-32A 2.75 in. rocket pods, Mk.82 bombs, napalm tanks, SUU-14 bomblet dispensers, multiple Ejection Racks with four 500 lb bombs, and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.
Maximum Speed: 420 knots 483 mph 778 km/h
Cruise Speed: 256 knots 306 mph 491 km/h