Could a su-25 and galeb G4 be effectivally replaced by M-346 in ground strike and training?

m-346 data

The weapons carried include: MK82 500 lb and MK83 1000 lb free fall or retarded bombs; Rocket launchers; AIM-9 Sidewinder short range air-to-air missiles; R-73 (AA-11 Archer) short range air-to-air missiles; 23 or 30 mm gun pods: Raytheon AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles; Alenia Marte MK-2A anti-ship missiles. The external hard points can also carry the Vinten VICON-601 reconnaissance pod, laser designator pod, radar warning receiver pod and Elettronica ELT-55 electronic countermeasures pod.

Dimensions

Span

31.9

9.7 ft

m

Lenght

37.7

11.5 ft

m

Height

16.3

5 ft

m

Wing area

253.2

23.5 sq ft

m2

Weights

Empty

10200

4627 lbs

kg

T.O.( trainer )

14800

6713 lbs

kg

Weapon load (max)

6614

3000 lbs

kg

T.O.( armed )

20945

9500 lbs

kg

Power Plant

Type

Honeywell F-124-GA-200

Pressurized and air conditioned cabin with two Martin Baker zero-zero MK 16 ejectable tandem seats, staggered in height.

Thrust

2x6300

2x2850 lbs

kg

Internal Fuel capacity

4300

1950 lbs

kg

Performance (Clean, ISA)

Max Level Speed

(15.000 ft)

570 Kts

Limit Speed

572 KEAS/.95MN

Rate of climb

25000

127 ft/min

m/sec

Stall speed

(landing, 20% fuel)

90 Kcas

Service ceiling

45000

13700 ft

m

Range Clean /2ext.tanks

(10% reserve)

1100 /

2030 / 1400 nm

2590 km

T.O. ground run

920

280 ft

m

Landing ground roll

1900

580 ft

m

Limit Load Factor + 8 g -3 g

Sustained Load Factor (15000 ft)

5.5 g

Sustained Turn Rate

(15.000 ft)

14 deg/sec

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