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AIDC T CH 1

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Wingspan  12 m
Retired  1998
Length  10 m
First flight  November 23, 1973
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Manufacturer  Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation

The AIDC T-CH-1 Chung Hsing was a turboprop-powered military trainer aircraft produced in Taiwan (Republic of China).

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Development

Derived from the North American T-28 Trojan trainer, the first T-CH-1 prototype flew on 23 November 1973. A second prototype flew the following year. The T-CH-1 was a conventional, low-wing monoplane with tricycle undercarriage that accommodated the student and instructor in tandem.

Production of fifty aircraft for the Republic of China Air Force was spread out between March 1976 and 1981.

Variants

  • T-CH-1 Chung Hsing : Two-seat basic trainer, light attack aircraft for the Republic of China Air Force.
  • A-CH-1 : Two-seat weapons training aircraft for the Republic of China Air Force.
  • R-CH-1 : Two-seat reconnaissance aircraft for the Republic of China Air Force.
  • Operators

     Taiwan (Republic of China)
  • Republic of China Air Force
  • Specifications

    Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1980–81

    General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10.26 m (33 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.19 m (40 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3.66 m (12 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 25.18 m2 (271.0 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 6:1
  • Airfoil: NACA 64-2A215
  • Empty weight: 2,608 kg (5,750 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,402 kg (7,500 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 5,057 kg (11,149 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 963 L (212 imp gal; 254 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Avco Lycoming T53-L-701 turboprop, 1,082 kW (1,451 hp)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 593 km/h; 368 mph (320 kn) at 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
  • Cruise speed: 315 km/h; 196 mph (170 kn) at 15,000 ft (4,600 m) (econ cruise)
  • Stall speed: 93 km/h; 58 mph (50 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 685 km/h; 426 mph (370 kn)
  • Range: 2,010 km (1,249 mi; 1,085 nmi) (with maximum fuel)
  • Service ceiling: 9,754 m (32,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 17 m/s (3,400 ft/min)
  • References

    AIDC T-CH-1 Wikipedia


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