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Hongdu JL-8/K-8

Lift typeFixed wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurbofan
ApplicationAttack, Trainer
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Low wing single turbofan light attack/ basic training aircraft.

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
Hongdu JL-8 1987 / 1990 Chinese domestic variant, includes upgraded version: L-11.
Hongdu K-8 1989 / 1990 Initial variant made with American engines.
Hongdu K-8P 2006 / 2006 Upgraded variant made with Pakistan.

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