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


Deino

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Ah, 0k, thanks for the reply.
The all tecnologic in that demostrador is made in China, I suppuse.


Not entirely ... the type itself was co-developed in consultation by Yakovlev, the engines are Ukrainian AI-222K-25F engines ...
 

pendragon

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Some time ago (
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) reported of an updated JL8/K8 known as K-8G; but has there ever been any upgrade kit (engine/avionics/weapons) for the older customers to keep their aircraft up-to-date ???
 

Deino

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Do we have any news regarding the alleged carrier-capable JL-10 variant?

I think some time ago @huitong mentioned something but I'm no longer sure about it.
 

gelgoog

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Probably because of low manufacturing rate.
I think if the manufacturing rate increased then they would invest into automating the assembly line further.
China needs to make the L-15 the only standalone jet trainer aircraft and crank up the production.
The aircraft has huge export potential and can be used as a light attack craft if so required.
 

stannislas

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Great video of manufacturing. I'm just surprised they still have some very low tech methods like panel beating.
also if you don't notice, that factory also produces parts for CJ-6 and K-8 trainer...

I will be super surprised if building CJ-6s are all high tech, CAD, laser cuts
 

Gatekeeper

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Probably because of low manufacturing rate.
I think if the manufacturing rate increased then they would invest into automating the assembly line further.
China needs to make the L-15 the only standalone jet trainer aircraft and crank up the production.
The aircraft has huge export potential and can be used as a light attack craft if so required.
also if you don't notice, that factory also produces parts for CJ-6 and K-8 trainer...

I will be super surprised if building CJ-6s are all high tech, CAD, laser cuts


Thanks guys.
 

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