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, 26.05.2013

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

SASATATA, 22.04.2013

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

Prem, 17.05.2012

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

pree, 20.06.2011

Looks to old and rickety for a war!

, 20.06.2011

Hindustan HJT-16 Kiran
1964

Duane, 19.11.2010

I doubt it really cruises at 5683 mph.

paul scott, 15.10.2009

Savio, it was a jet trainer.

Savio, 11.06.2009

Looks to old and rickety for a war!

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