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HJT-16 Kiran

The HJT-16 Kiran aircraft is build by HAL (India).

The HAL HJT-16 Kiran is an Indian two-seat basic jet trainer for intermediate training of pilots. The Kiran was designed to meet an Indian Air Force requirement for a basic jet trainer and was flown for the first time on 4 September 1964. The production aircraft was designated the Kiran I were delivered to the Indian Air Force in March 1968 is powered by a Rolls-Royce Viper turbo-jet engine. Later production aircraft (Kiran Mk IA) were fitted with hardpoints under each wing for weapon training were built. An improved version with improved weapon-carrying capability and integral twin 7.62 mm machine guns in nose was designated the Kiran II was delivered in 1985.

HJT-16 Kiran has a seating capacity of 2.

HJT-16 Kiran has an overall length of 10.6 meters (34.7_ft). It has a wing span of 10.7 meters (35.0_ft). The overall height of 3.64 meters (11.9_ft). The wing area of HJT-16 Kiran is of about 19 sq.meters (204.5_sq.ft.). The overall weight of an empty aircraft is about 2560 kilograms (5,632.0_lbs). And it has a maximum take-off weight of about 4235 kilograms (9,317.0_lbs). HJT-16 Kiran can reach a maximum speed of about 695 km/hr (375.3_knots, 431.9_mph). Aircraft can reach a service height of about 9150 meters (29,920.5_ft).

The jet engine powered HJT-16 Kiran uses 1, Rolls-Royce Viper. It can deliver a total thrust of approximately 11.12 kilo newtons (2,480.6_lbf).

Updated On: 18.10.15