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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
Production Total: 130

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)
Armament Suite: STANDARD:
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.

Variants: 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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