Karakorum - 8 (K-8) | Jet Trainer Aircraft.

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    THE GROUND SUPPORT,IF PROVIDED BY K8,WILL BE CHEAP BUT NOT EFFECTIVE.TALIBANS ALSO HAVE ANTI AIR CRAFT GUNS AT SOME PLACES SO Y TO RISK A PLANE N A PILOT'S LIFE??
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    12.7mm is quite effective at low-levels
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    comparison of the export version of k8 to bolivia-- paf k8 have honeywel engine if i recall
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    A highlight of the K-8 is that China offers to export
    una capacidad limitada para la Defensa Aérea de Punto para lo limited capacity to Point Air Defense for the
    que podría ser armado con un Pod UPK-23-250 con dos cañones that could be armed with a pod UPK-23-250 with two barrels
    de 23mm + 250 disparos y dos misiles (IR) PL-7 (copia del Magic II) 23mm + 250 shots and two missiles (IR) PL-7 (copy of Magic II)
    o PL-5E (copia del AIM-9L Sidewinder) or PL-5E (copy of AIM-9L Sidewinder)

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    KAI T-50 variants except for (T-50P/FA-50) are under powered and expensive.
    TAI FA-50 that is to replace F-5s and Polish air force proposed twin seater are yet to be seen as to what sort of weapons/systems avionics and engine would be used. Both south korea and Polish air force wants all weather Multirole for that the I'm not sure if the current GE engine is enough. The price tag will also go beyond $25M..
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    k-8 is world class jet
    economical for poor countries with advance features
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    The August issue has an article on AVIC from Paris Airshow. They are developing a K-8 version with a radar for more/enhanced air-to-air functions.
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    The engine is used by heavier F/A-18(which operates on an aircraft carrier) thus powering a lighter and smaller land base aircraft would be more than enough.T-50 and F/A-50 is different in their purpose and requirement,and F/A-50 has more advanced avionic(to support it's multirole mission) thus justify the increase in price
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    K-8 is a good project, but needs additional improvements. PAF needs to increase self reliance in aviation and space technology in the medium to long term. K-8 will be the foundation for superior models in the future.