KAI T-50 Golden Eagle

TypeAdvanced trainer
Multirole fighter
Country of originRepublic of Korea (South Korea)
ManufacturerKorea Aerospace Industries
First flight20 August 2002
Introduced22 February 2005
ProducedStill in production
Numbers built71
Unit costsT-50: US$21 million (2008)
TA-50: US$25 million (2011)
FA-50: US$30 million (2012)
Max speedMach 1.4 - 1.5
Max rangeRange: 1,851 km (1,150 mi)
Service ceiling: 16,760 m (55,000 ft)
DimensionsLength: 12.98 m (42 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 9.17 m (30 ft 1 in)
Height: 4.78 m (15 ft 8.25 in)
WeightEmpty weight: 6,450 kg (14,200 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 13,500 kg (29,700 lb)
Powerplant1x General Electric F404 afterburning turbofan
ArmamentGuns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) General Dynamics A-50 3-barreled rotary cannon

Hardpoints: Total: 7

Rockets: Hydra 70, LOGIR

Air-to-air: AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM.[70]
Air-to-ground: AGM-65 Maverick

Bombs: Mk 82, Mk 83, and Mk 84 general purpose bombs with SPICE, JDAM, or JDAM-ER guidance kits; CBU-97/105 sensor fuzed weapons, laser-guided bombs
OperatorsCurrent Operator: South Korea
Future Operator: Indonesia

KAI T-50 Golden Eagle videos

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KAI T-50 Golden Eagle Demo at Singapore AirShow 2010

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