Sunday, March 3, 2024

New Hongdu JL-10 Advanced Trainer Unveiled at PLAAF Public Day

New Hongdu JL-10  advanced trainer Unveiled at PLAAF public day in Changchun, Jiling

The JL-10 (export name : L-15 Falcon) – is a Chinese supersonic training and light attack aircraft being developed by Nanchang-based Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation (HAIG) to meet the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) lead-in fighter trainer (LIFT) requirements.

As designed, the JL-10 seats a crew of two – student and instructor or pilot and co-pilot depending on role. Overall length is 40 feet with a wingspan reaching 31 feet and height of 15.8 feet.

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The aircraft features an empty listed weight of 9,900lbs with a Maximum Take-Off Weight nearing 14,300lbs. Power is served through 2 x Ivchenko Progress AI-222K-25 OR 2 x Ivchenko Progress AI-222K-25F afterburning turbofan engines of Russian origin (by way of the Ukraine).

Maximum speed is listed at 924 miles per hour (approx. Mach 1.4) with a combat radius of 345 miles and ferry range of nearly 2,000 miles. The JL-10 can reach an altitude of 52,500 feet and showcases a rate-of-climb nearing 39,350 feet per minute.

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