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KAI T-50 Golden Eagle

The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle aircraft is build by KAI (Korea).

The T-50 Golden Eagle AJT design is largely derived from the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and they have many similarities: use of a single engine, speed, size, cost, and the range of weapons. The project code-named KTX-2 began in 1992, but was suspended in 1995 due to financial constraints. The project restarted 1999 with the development of the aircraft was funded 13% by Lockheed Martin, 17% by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), and 70% by the government of South Korea. The aircraft was formally designated as T-50 Golden Eagle in 2000. The first T-50 first flight took place in August 2002.

KAI T-50 Golden Eagle has a seating capacity of 2, Trainee and Instructor.

KAI T-50 Golden Eagle has an overall length of 12.98 meters (42.4_ft). It has a wing span of 9.17 meters (30.0_ft). The overall height of 4.78 meters (15.6_ft). The overall weight of an empty aircraft is about 6450 kilograms (14,190.0_lbs). And it has a maximum take-off weight of about 13500 kilograms (29,700.0_lbs). And the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle has a maximum crusing range of about 1851 kilometers (1,150.2_miles, 999.5_nautical miles). Aircraft can reach a service height of about 0 meters (.0_ft), 16,760.

The turbofan engine powered KAI T-50 Golden Eagle uses 1, General Electric F404 afterburning. It can deliver a total thrust of approximately 53.07 kilo newtons (11,838.7_lbf).

Updated On: 18.10.15