Hindustan HJT-16 Kiran

1964

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Hindustan HJT-16 Kiran

The first prototype flew on September 4, 1964. By 1989 a total of 251 aircraft were built including 51 improved "Kiran II"s.

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Hindustan HJT-16 KiranA three-view drawing (545 x 1007)

Specification 
 MODELHJT-16 "Kiran" I/IA
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Rolls-Royce "Viper" Mk 11, 11.11kN
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight4235 kg9337 lb
  Empty weight2560 kg5644 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan10.7 m35 ft 1 in
  Length10.6 m35 ft 9 in
  Height3.63 m12 ft 11 in
  Wing area19.0 m2204.51 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed695 km/h432 mph
  Cruise speed9145 km/h5683 mph
 ARMAMENT2 x 227kg bombs or 14 x 68mm unguided missiles

Comments
theairbornebrat, e-mail, 26.05.2013 06:49

At the 'misquoted' speed mentioned here, not only would the nuts, bolts and rivers pop, so would the pilot... :)

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SASATATA, e-mail, 22.04.2013 18:46

SURYAKIRAN ....THE BEST AEROBATIC MACHINE OF IAF WITH LAKAZONO SMOKE PUMP

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Prem, e-mail, 17.05.2012 06:28

The decimal points appear to have been missed out. At the noted speeds of 5683 mph the nuts, bolts and rivers would pop.

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pree, 20.06.2011 11:16

Looks to old and rickety for a war!

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Duane, e-mail, 19.11.2010 00:12

I doubt it really cruises at 5683 mph.

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paul scott, e-mail, 15.10.2009 22:19

Savio, it was a jet trainer.

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Savio, e-mail, 11.06.2009 06:34

Looks to old and rickety for a war!

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