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


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.
 

crash8pilot

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Wath hapend whith turboprp basic training?
Pilots still go through CJ-6 for basic training before progressing onto JL-9/JL-10 for advanced training. Scroll back a couple pages and you'll see pictures of the cockpits of the CJ-6's having their gyro vacuum indicators replaced with glass-cockpit panels.
 

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