AIDC T-CH-1 Chung Hsing

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

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.

Specifications

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 take-off 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

590 km/h (370 mph, 320 kn) at 15,000 ft (4,600 m)

Cruise speed

310 km/h (200 mph, 170 kn) at 15,000 ft (4,600 m)

(econ cruise)

Stall speed

93 km/h (58 mph, 50 kn)

Never exceed speed

690 km/h (430 mph, 370 kn)

Range

2,010 km (1,250 mi, 1,090 nmi)

(with maximum fuel)

Service ceiling

9,800 m (32,000 ft)

Rate of climb

17 m/s (3,400 ft/min)

 

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