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


Deino

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We have talked about this.:) This plane is not for carrier use.

But several Chinese media outlets like the GlobalTimes is reporting that and even Guizhou itself (at least that way I interpret the posts) plays with this assumption.

So it is in summary nothing but a slightly modernised JL-9G for same purpose like those delivered before: land-based naval aviation training?

But why was then this modernisation necessary?
 

SteelBird

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Personally, I don't like this aircraft and I have repeated this quite a few times. With or without DSI, it's still a J-7/MiG-21 derivative. If I'm not mistaken, it still use turbojet engine. Yes, one may claims that it's very cheap and 100% made in China but now it's not time for a cheap aircraft. I hope they simply dump the project. Having L-15 is enough.

Concerning the FTC-2000G sale:

Speculations centre on Cambodia as first customer of Chinese jet

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Hey, I'm from Cambodia and I haven't heard anything about this at all. Why does Cambodia want to buy this aircraft? If I'm not mistaken, Cambodia doesn't have any airworthy fighter aircraft at the moment, why bother buying a trainer?
 
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lcloo

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Personally, I don't like this aircraft and I have repeated this quite a few times. With or without DSI, it's still a J-7/MiG-21 derivative. If I'm not mistaken, it still use turbojet engine. Yes, one may claims that it's very cheap and 100% made in China but now it's not time for a cheap aircraft. I hope they simply dump the project. Having L-15 is enough.


Hey, I'm from Cambodia and I haven't heard anything about this at all. Why does Cambodia want to buy this aircraft? If I'm not mistaken, Cambodia doesn't have any airworthy fighter aircraft at the moment, why bother buying a trainer?
FTC-2000G is an improved multi-roles light attack fighter version of the base-line trainer FTC-2000/JL-9. It is similar to FA-50PH light fighter bought by Philippines. FA-50PH is a derivative of base-line T-50 trainer jet built in South Korea,

Poor countries like Cambodia and Philippines have limited budget for dedicated fighter jets, thus a multi-roles light weight jet (trainer/ strike/ light fighter jet) is the best option for them. Moreover, Cambodia has no fixed wing combat aircraft at present, FTC-2000G will be a step forward.


FTC-2000G is slightly larger than JL9.
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Deino

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FTC-2000G is an improved multi-roles light attack fighter version of the base-line trainer FTC-2000/JL-9. It is similar to FA-50PH light fighter bought by Philippines. FA-50PH is a derivative of base-line T-50 trainer jet built in South Korea,

Poor countries like Cambodia and Philippines have limited budget for dedicated fighter jets, thus a multi-roles light weight jet (trainer/ strike/ light fighter jet) is the best option for them. Moreover, Cambodia has no fixed wing combat aircraft at present, FTC-2000G will be a step forward.


FTC-2000G is slightly larger than JL9.
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I must admit even if all changes are well known, in summary I wasn't aware how much they differ.
 

Interstellar

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But several Chinese media outlets like the GlobalTimes is reporting that and even Guizhou itself (at least that way I interpret the posts) plays with this assumption.

So it is in summary nothing but a slightly modernised JL-9G for same purpose like those delivered before: land-based naval aviation training?

But why was then this modernisation necessary?
Few analysis or commentary articles on Chinese military can be fully trusted. As I have always suggested, it's better to read the original report.
 

xyqq

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FTC-2000G is an improved multi-roles light attack fighter version of the base-line trainer FTC-2000/JL-9. It is similar to FA-50PH light fighter bought by Philippines. FA-50PH is a derivative of base-line T-50 trainer jet built in South Korea,

Poor countries like Cambodia and Philippines have limited budget for dedicated fighter jets, thus a multi-roles light weight jet (trainer/ strike/ light fighter jet) is the best option for them. Moreover, Cambodia has no fixed wing combat aircraft at present, FTC-2000G will be a step forward.


FTC-2000G is slightly larger than JL9.
View attachment 59836
They probably inserted this section behind the cockpit to accommodate longer wing strakes (of course, bigger space for fuel and electronics).
FTC2000G-addition.jpg
 

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