Indian HAL ''Ajeet'' Fighter Jet

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By Crusader1307

The Indian Air Force ''Ajeet'' was a short lived Fighter Jet, first deployed between 1977 and 1991. The effective Fighter saw both Air and Ground Support Service thru two Indo-Pakistani Wars (1965 & 1971). (90) Production Models were fielded. The basic design for The ''Ajeet'' was based on (in part) Great Britain's ''Gnat'' Fighter.By 1991, all Models were decommissioned from active service, with some still being used a Fighter Trainers.


Crewed by (1), The ''Ajeet'' was 30-feet long with a fixed (swept) wingspan of 22-feet. Power was provided by a single Turbo Jet Engine (British made), with a 4,500-ibf (Thrust). Rated airspeed was up to 1,150-mph (Mach 1). Operational ceiling was rated to 13,00 feet. Armament varied - depending on Mission needs, but typically, The ''Ajeet'' was supported by: (2) wing mounted 30mm Auto-Cannon with the ability to carry up to 2,000-lbs worth of varied munitions.