Chinese Trainer Aircraft (JL-8, JL-9, JL-10 (L-15), etc.)


by78

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Looks like the export version from the IFF antenna in front of the cockpit.
Did you not see L-15 painted on the fuselage? There is no export version of L-15 because L-15 is the export version (of JL-10/JL-10A).
 

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Maintenance men of the PLA Naval Aviation University perform pre-flight checks prior to flight training in Hebei province recently. Cadets assigned to a regiment under the Naval Aviation University conduct flight training subjects including instrument flight, low-altitude aerobatics and formation flying. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Lan Pengfei)

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A pilot cadet of the PLA Naval Aviation University climbs into the cockpit of a JL-9 fighter trainer during flight training in Hebei province recently. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Lan Pengfei)

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Two JL-9 fighter trainers attached to the PLA Naval Aviation University take off in formation for flight training in Hebei province recently. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Lan Pengfei)

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A pilot cadet of the PLA Naval Aviation University operates his JL-9 fighter trainer during flight training in Hebei province recently.(eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Lan Pengfei)

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A JL-9 fighter trainer attached to the PLA Naval Aviation University taxis on the runway after finishing flight training in Hebei province recently. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Lan Pengfei)

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sinophilia

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What are the mass production figures looking like? A nation of comparable industry (so basically only the US) has thousands of trainers.

It's really important for China to catch up in these raw numbers.
 

AkelaFreedom

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I'm confused :) JL-10B has twin AI-222-25F engines with A/B. And another option called the "L-15AW" powered by two AI-222-25 engines without the A/B. And in several posts above are photos of the 2019 Nanchang Airshow from and, as it seems to me, is the “L-15AW” and not the “JL-10B". Or again all the names changed?
 

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I'm confused :) JL-10B has twin AI-222-25F engines with A/B. And another option called the "L-15AW" powered by two AI-222-25 engines without the A/B. And in several posts above are photos of the 2019 Nanchang Airshow from and, as it seems to me, is the “L-15AW” and not the “JL-10B". Or again all the names changed?
Nope ... so far the designation JL-10B is only a rumour and all so far delivered JL-10s to the PLAAF are all using the regualr AI-222-25 engines without the A/B:

They are called

- JL-10 (regular PLAAF variant without a radar)
- JL-10H (regular NA variant without a radar)
- JL-10A Status 02 (regular PLAAF variant with a radar:
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The designation L-15AW is for export (
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) with the radar and also without the AB engines, but with a radar and the new fin-cap.

So far there is one known similar aircraft within the PLAAF also equipped with the with the radar and the new fin-cap but also without the AB engines. This - maybe I'm responsible for the confusion - variant is sometimes called JL-10B or for the moment JL-10A (status 03:
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AkelaFreedom

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Nope ... so far the designation JL-10B is only a rumour and all so far delivered JL-10s to the PLAAF are all using the regualr AI-222-25 engines without the A/B:

They are called

- JL-10 (regular PLAAF variant without a radar)
- JL-10H (regular NA variant without a radar)
- JL-10A Status 02 (regular PLAAF variant with a radar:
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The designation L-15AW is for export (
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) with the radar and also without the AB engines, but with a radar and the new fin-cap.

So far there is one known similar aircraft within the PLAAF also equipped with the with the radar and the new fin-cap but also without the AB engines. This - maybe I'm responsible for the confusion - variant is sometimes called JL-10B or for the moment JL-10A (status 03:
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Thanks, it became clearer. But what happened to the L-15 (LIFT) and L-15B? And what kind of varinat - L-15 WRZY?
 

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