Nanchang (NAMC) CJ-5, CJ-6A Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  TRAINERVirtual Aircraft Museum / China / Nanchang  

Nanchang (NAMC) CJ-5, CJ-6A

An improved version of the Yak-18.

Comments
Jim Goolsby, e-mail, 20.03.2013reply

This airplane was designed by Bushi Cheng. It is an origination Chinese design which has a common layout same as the Yak-18A, however every thing else it different. Construction, airfoil, all medal wing, flap, gear, etc. Only thing in common is the air system, instrument panel, and engine cowl design (since they used the same engine that is expected). Bushi Cheng designed the a/c system almost identical to CJ-5 at instructors request for easy follow on for them. The airfoil is the same as the T-34 not because he copied but because the airfoil fit the performance factors he was looking for. "Design follows function." I've owned a CJ-6a for over 17 years. I have thousand of hours in one and have Yaks, and other comparable trainers. It is by far the best handling for it performance class. Very forgiving and gives plenty of warning near stall. Will do ANY acrobatic maneuver except tail slides. A great airplane designed by a great designer.

MOSE, e-mail, 12.12.2012reply

A " rotary" engine????? I think you mean a "radial"

Dee Grimm, e-mail, 05.02.2010reply

It's a really great airplane. It's very easy to fly and performs well. Many that have been imported to the US have had the Chinese engines replaced with a Vedeneyev M14. That adds some horsepower and gives better performa nce in the desert area (high density altitude)of the US.

Bill, e-mail, 27.01.2010reply

CJ-5 and CJ-6A are not similar in any aspect, other than they each have a rotary engine, albeit different in rotation and number of cylinders. CJ-5 is identical to a Russian Yak 18 in all respects other than packarding (as far as I can tell.)

Kyaw Linn, e-mail, 01.08.2009reply

Dear Sir,
We would like to purchase aircraft spares from a China company.

Looking forward to your soonest reply.

Thank you and best regards,

Kyaw Linn

crazydog, e-mail, 19.08.2008reply

It is not an improved version of the Yak-18,their wings and structures have a lot of differents£¡£¡It is a new plane at all!

crazydog, e-mail, 19.08.2008reply

It is not an improved version of the Yak-18,their wings and structures have a lot of differents£¡£¡It is a new plane at all!

Do you have any comments?

Name    E-mail


All the World's Rotorcraft

All rhe World's Rotorcraft AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com