- Jul 20, 2015
Tejas Mk1 have ferry range of over 1700km and IAF never been happy with that. A minimum 2k Km ferry range will be required for a medium weight class fighter of future. Both LCA and Mig29 can carry external fuel tanks but AMCA won't do it for stealth missions.To be seen.
But remember, the MiG-29 has a ferry range of 1,500 km without external fuel tanks, with similar internal fuel of 4ton... AMCA has better engines, better aerodynamics & will face no drag penalty at max internal bombload of 1.8ton.
Even being very conservative, I don't see why it won't fly comfortably fly 1400km without refueling.