Thursday, October 1, 2020

Chinese Air Force receives the JL-10 supersonic training and light attack aircraft

The first JL-10 supersonic training and light attack aircraft of People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) was spotted during the PLAAF public day in Changchun.

The new JL-10 aircraft in gray tactical camouflage will show up on PLAAF public day in Changchun.  In Changchun  located PLA Air Force Aviation University.

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.

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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.  Power is served through 2 x АI-322F Turbofan Aero Engines with Afterburner developed by Ukrainian company SE Ivchenko-Progress.

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