HAL, Hindustan HJT-16 Kiran

Jet Trainer

Hindustan (HAL) HJT-16 Kiran II © Peter de Jong
Photo ©: Peter de Jong (www.horizonten.nl)
The HAL HJT-16 Kiran is a single-engine two-seat jet trainer aircraft produced by the Indian manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), operated by the Indian Air Force.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Viper 11
Engine Power15,1 kN3400 lbf
Speed695 km/h375 kts
  432 mph
Service Ceiling9.144 m30.000 ft
Range615 km332 NM
382 mi.
Empty Weight2.560 kg5.644 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.235 kg9.337 lbs
Wing Span10,70 m35 ft 1 in
Wing Area19,0 m205 ft
Length10,60 m34 ft 9 in
Height3,63 m11 ft 11 in
First Flight04.09.1964
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1968-1989
Total Production258
ICAO CodeHT16
Data for (Version)HAL HJT-16 Kiran IA
VariantsHJT-16 Mk.I, Mk.1A, Mk.II

[Photo-ID: 4517] Karsten Palt 2012-03-26
HAL HJT-16 Kiran Mk.II, Indian Air Force, U-784, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012HAL
HJT-16 Kiran Mk.II
Indian Air Force
Reg.: U-784
 
Mk II prototype
HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum [Bangalore]
[Photo-ID: 4516] Karsten Palt 2012-03-26
HAL HJT-16 Kiran Mk.II, Indian Air Force, U-784, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012HAL
HJT-16 Kiran Mk.II
Indian Air Force
Reg.: U-784
 
Mk II prototype
HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum [Bangalore]