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The Alpha Jet, which was designed as a light attack jet and advanced trainer aircraft, made its debut in the 1970s and came to be called the "perfect airplane" because of its aesthetically and aerodynamically superior design. The excellent flying characteristics of this craft, which was developed jointly by the Dassault, Breguet and Dornier companies, won over around a dozen air forces.

At AIRPOWER16, visitors have the chance to see 11 Alpha Jets: the Patrouille de France will fly their display with eight aircraft of this type, while the Flying Bulls will present three of their unique demilitarised Alpha Jets in Zeltweg.

  • © Bundesheer / Harald Minich

  • © Bundesheer / Harald Minich

© Bundesheer / Gerhard Simader

Facts & Figures

Manufacturer Dassault - Breguet - Dornier
Wingspan 9.11 m
Length 12.29 m
Height 4.19 m
Max. weight 5,700 kg
Max. speed 1.000 km/h
Service ceiling 14,000 m
Thrust 2 x SNECMA/Turbomeca GRTS Larzac 04-C20 Turbo Fans
Power 2 x 14,12 kN
Year of construction 1981
Crew/passengers 1+1
Display Flying + Static