K-8 Training Aircraft

The K-8 trainer aircraft (Chinese code name: K-8, English: Hongdu K-8, former code name: Jiao-8, L-8) was developed by China Aviation Industry Hongdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (code name: 320 factory) Subsonic turbofan jet trainer.
The K-8 trainer adopts the layout of air intake on both sides, tandem cockpit, single wing with medium aspect ratio, normal tail and three-point landing gear.
The K-8 trainer aircraft was designed in July 1987, and the prototype aircraft was manufactured in January 1989. A total of 5 aircraft were manufactured (3 for flight test and 2 for static test). The K-8 trainer aircraft is China's first model to transfer aircraft design and manufacturing technology to foreign countries, and it has been exported to more than 10 countries including Pakistan, Egypt, and Myanmar.

The k-8 aircraft price: about $13 million。

K-8 Aircraft Specifications

General characteristics
Crew: 2
Length: 11.6 m (38 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 9.63 m (31 ft 7 in)
Height: 4.1 m (13 ft 5 in)
Empty weight: 2,687 kg (5,924 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 4,330 kg (9,546 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Honeywell TFE731-2A turbofan engine, 16.01 kN (3,600 lbf) thrust

Maximum speed: 800 km/h (500 mph, 430 kn)
Maximum speed: Mach 0.75
Range: 2,250 km (1,400 mi, 1,210 nmi)
Service ceiling: 13,000 m (43,000 ft)
g limits: +7.33 -3.0
Wing loading: 254.40 kg/m2 (52.11 lb/sq ft)

Guns: 1× 23 mm cannon pod (mounted on centreline hardpoint)
Hardpoints: Up to 5 hardpoints (varies on variants), total capacity 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) external fuel and ordnance:
4× under-wing, capacity 250 kg each
1× under-fuselage (23 mm cannon pod mount)
Rockets: 57 mm unguided rocket pods, capacity 24 rounds (2 x pods with 12 rounds each)
Air-to-air missiles: PL-5, PL-7
Air-to-ground missiles: TL-10, TL-20, YJ-9E (Anti ship). NG Version only.
Bombs: 200 kg, 250 kg unguided bomb. 50 kg, 100 kg Laser guided bomb. NG Version only.
2× 80 US gal (300 L) fuel drop-tanks mounted on outboard under-wing hardpoints

Targeting POD for laser guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. NG Version only.
Passive Jamming POD. NG Version only.
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