AIDC T-CH-1 Chung Hsing

1st Flight 1973

Military Users- Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force.

T-CH-1

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

Derived from the North American T-28 Trojan trainer, the first T-CH-1 prototype flew on 23 November 1973.

T-CH-1

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.

T-CH-1

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)

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Power plant: 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)

T-CH-1

Credits-

Photo Credits-Richard Aubrecht

http://www.aidc.com.tw/

Wikipedia.

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