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Hongdu L-15 Supersonic Trainer / Attack Aircraft

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Role

Supersonic trainer or fighter aircraft

Crew

Two

Country

China

Maiden Flight

March 2006

Introduced

2008/2010

Numbers Built

Five

Length

12.27m

Wingspan

9.48m

Height

4.81m

Empty Weight

4,960kg

Maximum Take-off Weight

9,500kg

Type

Ivchenko Progress AI-222K-25F afterburning turbofan engine

Number of Engines

Two

Thrust Afterburner

4,200kg

Maximum Speed

Mach 1.4 (1,715km/h)

Range

3,100km

Combat Radius

550km

Service Ceiling

16,000m

Rate of Climb

150m/s

Endurance

Two hours

Manufacturer

Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation

Operator

China PLAAF/PLANAF, Venezuela Air Force and Pakistan Air Force
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