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The G-4 Super Galeb is a new-generation jet strike-trainer intended to replace the successful Soko Galeb/ Jastreb family in the conditions expected to prevail in military pilot training in the late eighties and the nineties. Through backed by extensive experience gained by its predecessor through seventeen years now in service with the Yugoslav Air Force and overseas, the Super Galeb is a completely new, modern design, connected only by name and tradition to the G-2A Galeb, rather than being a derivative of the latter in a technical sense. Increasing cost and complexity of modern combat aircraft and, consequently, of corresponding operational conversion types, as well as fuel economy considerations, advocate the reduction of flying hours on operational conversion aircraft as far as possible. This has brought about a marked upward extension in the performance envelopes of modern training aircraft. The G-4 follows this trend, while avoiding over-sophistication and excessively demanding handling characteristics which would undercut its range of applicability at the low end of the scope of training missions. It thus represents a well-balanced compromise to economically and efficiently cover the widest range of pilot training requirements. After highly successful flight-testing of the prototype, the Yugoslav Air Force has placed a substantial order for the new G-4 Super Galeb strike-trainer aircraft.