The Nanchang CJ-6 was a Chinese version of a Soviet Yak 18. In 1957 Chinese designers Cheng Bushi and Lin Jiahua began improvements including an aluminum semi-monocoque fuselage, flush rivits, modified Clark airfoil wing with pronounced dihedral (gull wing), and an upgraded power plant with matching propeller. The CJ-6A was introduced in 1960 as the primary trainer for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and is still functional in that role. The CJ-6A makes extensive use of pneumatics (air) to control the gear and flap extension/retraction, operate the brakes and start the engine.
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|Primary military trainer||Chang|
|China Nanchang Aircraft Corporation||33’6″|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|3086 lbs||40 gal|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|4.5 gal||Huosai HS6A 9 cyl radial with supercharger 285hp|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|Housai 2 blades||185mph cruise; diving speed 230mph|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|2 x 7.62mm machine guns||bombs and rocket launchers|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
|3000 plus; still in production||unknown; between 100-200 in USA|
N6313N was purchsed by Charlie Nelson in Sept.2010 in Carmel,Ca.and underwent a 5 month restoration process at PlaneSafe Aircraft Maintenance in Waukesha,Wi. (home base KUES). New items include: canopy glass, propeller, total strip and repaint of interior and panels, most instruments, heat system created, custom seats, electric trim, g meter, new harnesses.
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