AIDC T-5 Brave Eagle

The AIDC T-5 Brave Eagle is a supersonic advanced jet trainer under development by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) of the Republic of China.

The design is based on the AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo and shares the same engines, but will have 80% new components including a composite body.

Compared to the F-CK-1 it will have advance avionics, increased fuel capacity, and be a little larger.

The aerofoil is slightly revised, with the wings being thicker than on the F-CK-1 in order to increase stability at low speed and low altitude as well as to provide increased fuel storage.

The ram air scoop of the F-CK-1 has been redesigned in partnership with the Eaton Corporation with two aluminium laser powder bed fusion printed parts replacing 22 original parts.

Meggitt will supply the main wheels, carbon brakes and brake control systems as they do on the AT-3 and F-CK-1.

Martin-Baker will provide the ejection seat systems.

More than 55% of its components are made in the Republic of China.

It has been reported that the aircraft was designed from the beginning to serve dual peacetime training and wartime combat roles.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

14.21 m (46.6 ft)

Wingspan

9.46 m (31 ft)

Height

4.42 m (14.5 ft)

Powerplant

2 x F124-200TW engine develops a maximum thrust of 2,834.8 kgf (27.800 kN; 6,250 lbf) each

Max take-off weight

12,200 kg

Performance

Maximum speed

1,199 kt (2,220 km/h)

Range

594 nm (1,100 km)

 

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