Military Factory logo
Icon of F-15 Eagle military combat fighter aircraft
Icon of Abrams Main Battle Tank
Icon of AK-47 assault rifle
Icon of navy warships
Icon of a dollar sign
Icon of military officer saluting
National Flag Graphic

KAI KC-100 (Naraon)

Light Utility Aircraft

OVERVIEW
HISTORY
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
DATA
Overview



The KAI Naraon was developed from the outset as a civilian airspace product but has also interested the South Korean Air Force as a flight trainer.
History



Detailing the development and operational history of the KAI KC-100 (Naraon) Light Utility Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 7/29/2019. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) of South Korea has designed, developed, and produced the "Naraon" for the light-class aircraft category (comparable in most respects to the Cirrus SR-22). The aircraft undertook its first-flight on July 15th, 2011 and saw series introduction in 2015. Two distinct forms have since emerged, the "KC-100" four-seat light utility aircraft and a military-minded flight trainer in the "KT-100".

The KC-100 is KAI's first civilian airspace offering and a departure from its military-exclusive designs. Design work began in 2008 and the aforementioned first-flight was recorded in 2011. Type certification then followed in March of 2013. The series netted its first major contract when the Republic of Korea Air Force Air Force (ROKAF) adopted the KT-100 to succeed a stock of Russian-originated Ilyushin IL-103 series trainer aircraft used in cadet training. The KT-100 is now in the service's active aircraft inventory (twenty-three units as of July 2019).

The Naraon utilizes a highly-conventional layout with the engine buried in the nose section, the passenger section just aft, and a tapering section of fuselage terminating at the tail unit. The tail makes use of a single rudder with low-set horizontal planes. The wing mainplanes are low-mounted along the sides of the fuselage and are straight in their general design complete with clipped tips. The tricycle undercarriage is fixed in place/flight and each wheel is afforded an aerodynamic housing.

Internally, there is seating for four. Structurally, dimensions include a running length of 27.10 feet, a wingspan of 37.3 feet, and a height of 9.4 feet. Empty weight is 2,400lb against an MTOW of 3,600lb. Power is from a single Continental TSIOF-550-K (FADEC) engine of 315 horsepower driving a Hartzell three-bladed composite propeller unit at the nose. Performance specifications include a maximum speed of 242 miles-per-hour and a range out to 1,380 miles.




Specifications

YEAR: 2015
STATUS: Active, In-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI - South Korea
PRODUCTION: 25
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 27.89 ft (8.5 m)
WIDTH: 37.24 ft (11.35 m)
HEIGHT: 9.42 ft (2.87 m)
EMPTY WEIGHT: 2,403 lb (1,090 kg)
MTOW: 3,605 lb (1,635 kg)
POWER: 1 x Continental TSIOF-550-K engine developing 315 horsepower driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
SPEED: 242 mph (390 kph; 211 kts)
CEILING: 17,388 feet (5,300 m; 3.29 miles)
RANGE: 1,383 miles (2,225 km; 1,201 nm)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,250 ft/min (381 m/min)
OPERATORS: South Korea
Armament



None.
Variants / Models



• "Naraon" - Base Series Name.
• KC-100 - Civilian marketplace passenger / utility aircraft; seating four total persons.
• KT-100 - Military flight trainer derivative.








Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

Image of collection of graph types

Relative Maximum Speed
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
This entry's maximum listed speed (242mph).

Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
NYC
 
  LDN
LDN
 
  PAR
PAR
 
  BER
BER
 
  MSK
MSK
 
  TKY
TKY
 
  SYD
SYD
 
  LAX
LAX
 
  NYC
Graph showcases the KAI KC-100's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Useful in showcasing the era cross-over of particular aircraft/aerospace designs.
Unit Production (25)
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
25
25

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


Altitude Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.




Site Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookies  |  Site Map

www.MilitaryFactory.com. Site content ©2003- MilitaryFactory.com, All Rights Reserved.

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, and WDMMA.org, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft.


Facebook Logo YouTube Logo