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Ajeet ground attack aircraft

Country of Origin: India


The Ajeet (Hindi for invincible) was a dual role trainer/ground attack aircraft derived from the British Folland Gnat designed by W.E.W. Petter in the mid-1950s (see "Variants," below, for Gnat development history). Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) developed the Ajeet after producing 213 Gnats under license.

The Ajeet's wing was shoulder-mounted at a 5-degree anhedral over the engine air intakes. Wing sweep was 40 degrees at the quarter-chord and taper ratio was relatively low. The...

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