The T-50 Golden Eagle is a South Korean supersonic advanced trainer and light attack jet, developed by the Korean Aerospace Industries beginning in the late 1990s. The T-50 is South Korea's first indigenous supersonic aircraft and one of the few supersonic trainers.
| ENGINE||1 x General Electric F404 afterburning turbofan, 78.7kN (with afterburner)|
| Take-off weight||13500 kg||29763 lb|
| Empty weight||6450 kg||14220 lb|
| Wingspan||9.17 m||30 ft 1 in|
| Length||12.98 m||43 ft 7 in|
| Height||4.78 m||16 ft 8 in|
| Ceiling||16760 m||55000 ft|
| Range||1851 km||1150 miles|
| ARMAMENT||1 x 20mm M197 Gatling gun|
Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft)
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
Commonly referred to as Aero; Vodochody is a location, city near Prague.
At the time of writing KAI have just won an ordere to supply the nascent Iraqui Air Force with 24 of the KAI50IQ model. This follows on from an earlier order in 2013 from Indonesia. KAI beat off competition from BAe with the Hawk 128, Aerovochody with the 159, and the Alenia Yak 130. This aircraft will embody full attack capability, but it's prime function will be as a lead in trainer for the soon to be delivered Lockheed Martin F16IQ
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