Specifications F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo (IDF)
Powerplant: two 42.08 kN (9,460 lb st) ITEC (Garrett/AIDC) TFE1042-70 (F125) afterburning turbofans (some sources state 41.1 others 42.3 KN)
Dimensions: length 15.98m (46 ft 7¾ in); height 4.72m (15 ft 6 in); wing span 9.42m (30 ft 10¼ in); wing area 24.20 m² (260 sq ft)
Weights: empty 6486 kg (14,300 lb); Max Take-Off Weight 9.526 kg (21,000 lb)
Performance: max level speed 'clean' at level, estimated, Mach 1.2 or 1275 km/h (792 mph), although some sources report a max speed of Mach 1.04 at low and Mach 1.65 at high altitude. service ceiling estimated 16,760m (55,000 ft)
Armament: one M61A1 Vulcan 20mm multi-barrel cannon; up tp kg (,000 lb) of ordnance, including AGM-65 Maverick, Hsing Feng (Male Bee) II AShM, free fall bombs, cluster bombs, rocket pods, Tien Chien (Sky Sword) I/II AAMs, and/or up to three auxiliary fuel tanks carried on four underwing, two wingtip and one or alternatively two fuselage stations.
- - Related Internet sites
- - Green, W. and G. Swanborough (2004), The complete book of Fighters, p. 11-12, Greenwich Editions, UK.
- - Munro, B. and C. Chant (1999), Collins Jane's Combat Aircraft, p.42-43, HarperCollins Publishers, UK.