F-16C/D Block 30, 50 Fighting Falcon

             

Description:

It is a single-seat, single-engine, multiple role fighter, designed for all weather operations and capable of carrying a great variety of weapon systems. Greece has in its air arsenal about 70 F-16s, BLOCK 30 and BLOCK 50. In 1989 Greece purchased 40 BLOCK 30 under the Arms Programme «Peace Xenia I» and in 1997 40 additional BLOCK 50 aircraft were delivered to Greece as part of «Peace Xenia II». The Hellenic F-16s BLOCK 30 and BLOCK 50 are based in the air base of Larissa (110 Combat Wing, 346 Squadron «Iason») and in the air base of New Anchialos (111 Combat Wing, 330 «Thunder», 341 «Arrow» and 347 «Perseas» Squadrons). All the Hellenic F-16s wear the «Aegean Ghost» camouflage, which is very efficient in Aegean operational environment.

Specifications:

  • Crew: 1 (C model), 2 (D model)

  • Engine: General Electric F110-GE 100 afterburning turbofan (Block 30, 29,000 lbs thrust), General Electric F110-GE 129 (Block 50, 31,000 lbs thrust)

  • Wing Span: 9.96 m

  • Length: 15.06 m

  • Maximum Speed: 2,120 km/h

  • Service Ceiling: 15,240m or 50,000 ft

 

F-16C/D Block 52+ Fighting Falcon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description:

The Hellenic Air Force is the first Air Force in the world to operate this advanced F-16 type. This aircraft is the improved version of the BLOCK 50 with advanced electronics and upgraded engine. The Hellenic Air Force’s BLOCK 52+ belong to 340 and 343 Squadrons with call signs «Fox» and «Star» respectively. Both squadrons are based in Souda Air Force Base (115 Combat Wing).

Specifications:

  • Crew: (C model), 2 (D model)

  • Engine: 1 Pratt & Whitney F100-PW 229, 29,100 lbs thrust

  • Wing Span: 9.45 m

  • Length: 14.52 m

  • Maximum Speed: 2,173 km/h

  • Service Ceiling: 15,240m or 49,000 ft

F-16C/D Blcok 52 adv Fighting Falcon


 

           

 

 

Description:

This aircraft is the improved version of the BLOCK 52 with advanced electronics. The Hellenic Air Force’s BLOCK 52+ Adv belong to 335 Squadron with call signs «Tiger».  The squadron base is Araxos Air Force Base (116 Combat Wing).

Specifications:

 

  • Crew: 1(C model), 2 (D model)

  • Engine: 1 Pratt & Whitney F100-PW 229, 29,100 lbs thrust

  • Wing Span: 9,96 m

  • Length: 15,06 m

  • Maximum Speed: 2,173 km/h or 2,05 Mach

  • Service Ceiling: 15,240m or 50.000 ft

Mirage 2000E/BGM


     

 

 

Description:

Fifteen of the total twenty-five M2000-5 aircraft were obtained by France, while the remaining ten belonged to the Hellenic Air Force and were upgraded by the Hellenic Aerospace Industry. The upgrade included the replace of the total electronic equipment and the weapons, turning M2000-5 into some of the most qualified aircraft.

Differences between M2000 and M2000-5:
  • RADAR: Τhe Μ2000 is equipped with the RDM radar, while the Μ2000-5 has the more advanced RDY-2.

  • DATA PROCESING: The Μ2000 is equipped with two main computers (MC1 & MC2) as oposed to the Μ2000-5’s modular data processing unit (MDPU)

  • INS (Inertial Navigation System): The Μ2000 has the mechanical ULISS system, while the Μ2000-5 has the TOTEM 3000 laser gyro.

  • COCPIT: Μ2000 has analogue cockpit while the Μ2000-5 has a glass cockpit.

  • ICMS (Countermeasures System): Μ2000-5 has the advanced type system ΜΚ3

Specifications:
  • Crew: 1

  • Engine: by pass turbofan SNECMA M53 P2 jet engine with afterburner/ thrust: 9.8 tn

  • Wing Span: 9.13 m

  • Lenght: 14.36 m

  • Maximum Speed: 2.2 Mach

  • Service Ceiling: 50.000 ft

Mirage 2000-5


 

 

          

 

 

 

Description:

Fifteen of the total twenty-five M2000-5 aircraft were obtained by France, while the remaining ten belonged to the Hellenic Air Force and were upgraded by the Hellenic Aerospace Industry. The upgrade included the replace of the total electronic equipment and the weapons, turning M2000-5 into some of the most qualified aircraft.

 Differences between M2000 and M2000-5:
  • RADAR: Τhe Μ2000 is equipped with the RDM radar, while the Μ2000-5 has the more advanced RDY-2.
  • DATA PROCESING: The Μ2000 is equipped with two main computers (MC1 & MC2) as oposed to the Μ2000-5’s modular data processing unit (MDPU)
  • INS (Inertial Navigation System): The Μ2000 has the mechanical ULISS system, while the Μ2000-5 has the TOTEM 3000 laser gyro.
  • COCPIT: Μ2000 has analogue cockpit while the Μ2000-5 has a glass cockpit.
  • ICMS (Countermeasures System): Μ2000-5 has the advanced type system ΜΚ3

Specifications:

  • Crew: 1

  • Engine: by pass turbofan SNECMA M53 P2 jet engine with afterburner/ thrust: 9.8 tn

  • Wing Span: 9.13 m

  • Lenght: 14.36 m

  • Maximum Speed: 2.2 Mach

  • Service Ceiling: 50.000 ft

 

F-4E Phantom II


 

 

          

 

 

 

Description:

It is a two-seat, twin-engine, multiple role fighter, predominantly used for interception and reconnaissance missions (RF-4E). It is yet another US airplane and production deliveries for the USAF began in November 1963. US F-4s were tested in battle in the Arab-Israeli conflicts of 1973 and 1982 as well as in the Vietnam War and suffered heavy casualties as dozens of them were downed by Soviet SAM (Surface to Air Missiles). The Phantom entered service with the HAF in 1974 under the arms programme «Peace Icarus». Although it is a second-generation aircraft, 36 Hellenic Phantoms have been upgraded with advanced electronics (programme «Peace Icarus 2000»), extending their operational life. They are based in Andrabida air base (117 Combat Wing, 338 and 339 Squadrons with call signs «Aris» and «Aias» respectively) and in Larissa air base (110 Combat Wing, 337 and 348 Squadrons «Ghost» and «Eyes» respectively). After the upgrade programme, all the Hellenic F-4Es wear the «Aegean Ghost» camouflage while all The Hellenic RF-4Es wear the «Vietnam» camouflage.

Specifications:
  • Crew: 2

  • Engine: 2 General Electric J-79 turbojet engines with afterburners, 17,900 lbs.

  • Wing Span: 11.7 m

  • Length: 19.1 m

  • Maximum Speed: 2,2 Mach

  • Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft

RF-4E Phantom


 

         

          

 

 

 

 

Description:

The RF-4E is a variation of the F-4E. The main difference is the photo cameras at the nose, with lateral and rear observation capabilities.

The RF-4E has the can carry 4 different types of cameras, with the LOROP KS-127A as most impressive, which can take photos from a height of 35,000 ft. Another option is the AAD-5 infrared system which can be used day and night.

The Greek RF-4Es are fitted with weapons and self-defense systems and are capable to operate from up to an altitude of 40,000 ft, depending on the mission. Their main role is reconnaissance before and after an air attack.

They are based in Larissa, at 110 Combat Wing, and they operate from the 348 Squadron with call sign «Eyes».

Specifications:

  • Crew: 2

  • Engine: 2 General Electric J-79-GE-15 turbojet engines with afterburners, thrust 17,900 lbs.

  • Wing Span: 11.7 m

  • Length: 19.1 m

  • Maximum Speed: 2,370 km/h or 2.23 Mach

  • Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft