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The Chinese CJ-6 was designed to replace the CJ-5 as a basic military trainer. Many people think it’s a variant of the Soviet Yak-18A but the CJ-6 is an indigenous design. The CJ-6 is often confused with and referred to as the Soviet built Yak.
In 1962 the Housai HS-6 9 cylinder radial engine of 265HP and matching metal propeller were produced and these became a standard fit for all aircraft until 1965 where the HS-6A engine up-rated to 285HP was made available. This engine has been used up to today and has resulted in a change of designation of the aircraft to CJ-6A. All components in the aircraft are manufactured in China making the type a totally indigenous designed and manufactured aircraft.
The development of the CJ-6 took a total of four and a half years. More than 10,000 of all types are believed to have been produced.
- Date of Manufacture: 1968
- Aircraft Role: Military Trainer
- Aircraft Type: Nanchang CJ6
- Wingspan: 33.4 feet
- Overall length: 27.75 feet
- Empty weight: 2,270 pounds
- Gross weight: 3080 pounds
- Fuel capacity: 60 L (40 Gal)
- Oil capacity: 17 Liters
- Engine type: Single 285 HP Housai HS-6A Radial Piston Engine
- Propeller type: J9-G1, Aluminum, Two Blades
- Max Speed: 230 MPH
- Rate of Climb: 1,100 Feet per Minute
- Cruise Speed: 145 knots, 68%
- Power Service Ceiling: 17,000 feet
- Number of Crew: Two