Ching-kuo Indigenous Defense Fighter
|AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / |
(Indigenous Defence Fighter)
|Lightweight Multirole Fighter|
|Focus Model:||AIDC F-CK-1A (Ching-Kuo)|
|Country of Origin:||Taiwan|
|Manufacturer:||Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) - Taiwan|
|Initial Year of Service:||1994|
|Crew:||1 or 2|
|Length:||46.62 ft (14.21 m)|
|Width:||31.04 ft (9.46 m)|
|Height:||14.50ft (4.42 m)|
|Weight (Empty):||14,330 lb (6,500 kg)|
|Weight (MTOW):||26,896 lb (12,200 kg)|
|Powerplant:||2 x ITEC (Honeywell/AIDC) TFE1042-70 (F125) turbofan engines generating 9,500lbs of thrust with afterburner.|
|Maximum Speed:||1,379 mph (2,220 kmh; 1,199 kts)|
|Maximum Range:||684 miles (1,100 km)|
|Service Ceiling:||55,118 ft (16,800 m; 10.4 miles)|
|Rate-of-Climb:||50,000 feet-per-minute (15,240 m/min)|
|Hardpoints:||4 (including wingtips)|
1 x 20mm M61A1 six-barreled Gatling internal cannon.
Mission-specific ordnance can include:
Air-to-air/air-to-surface guided/homing missiles and guided/freefall bombs.
F-CK-1 "Ching-Kuo" - Base Series Designation|
A Series - Four prototypes from A-1 to A-4
F-CK-1A - Initial single-seat air defence fighter.
F-CK-1B - Initial twin-seat strike fighter.
F-CK-1C - Upgraded single-seat air defence fighter
F-CK-1D - Upgraded twin-seat strike fighter
IDF "LIFT" - Lead-In Fighter Trainer; proposed two-seat advanced trainer with full-strike capabilities.
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