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Nanchang CJ-6

Basic Flight Trainer

Since introduction in 1960, the Chinese-originated Nanchang CJ-6 basic trainer has gone on to see production surpass 2,000 units.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 12/23/2019
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Year: 1960
Status: Active, In-Service
Manufacturer(s): Nanchang Aircraft Factory (Hongdu) - China
Production: 2,005
Crew: 2
Length: 27.72 ft (8.45 m)
Width: 33.63 ft (10.25 m)
Height: 10.83 ft (3.3 m)
Weight (Empty): 2,425 lb (1,100 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 3,086 lb (1,400 kg)
Power: 1 x Zhouzhou Housai (SMPMC) HS-6A air-cooled radial piston engine developing 285 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Speed: 230 mph (370 kph; 200 kts)
Ceiling: 21,325 feet (6,500 m; 4.04 miles)
Range: 435 miles (700 km; 378 nm)
Operators: Albania; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Ecuador; Laos; North Korea; Sri Lanka; Tanzania; Zambia



Variants / Models

• CJ-6 - Base Series Designation; two-seat version; powered by Zhuzhou housai HS-6 radial engine of 260 horsepower.
• CJ-6A - Improved CJ-6 model with Zhuzhou Housai HS-6A radial engine of 285 horsepower.
• CJ-6B - Limited production, twin-seat version for border security role; fitted with Zhuzhou Housai HS-6D radial engine of 300 horsepower.
• BT-6 - Export CJ-6/CJ-6A models.
• PT-6A - Export CJ-6A model.
• Haiyan-A (Haiyan-Petrel) - Prototype of 1985.
• Haiyan-B - Agricultural industry model.
• Haiyan-C - General Aviation (GA) market model.
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