KAI, Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 / FA-50 Golden Eagle

Trainer / Ground Attack Aircraft

KAI T-50 Golden Eagle © Dmitriy Pichugin
Photo ©: Dmitriy Pichugin (Photos at airliners.net)
The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle is a single-engine two-seat supersonic jet trainer aircraft produced by the South Korean manufacturer KAI, Korea Aerospace Industries, developed together with the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The KAI FA-50 is a ground-attack aircraft variant.
The T-50 design based partial on the General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16.
Propulsion1 Turbofan Engine
Engine ModelGeneral Electric F404-GE-102
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
53,4 / 78,7 kN12000 / 17700 lbf
Speed1715 km/h926 kts
  1066 mph
Service Ceiling14.630 m48.000 ft
Range1.852 km1.000 NM
1.151 mi.
Empty Weight6.263 kg13.808 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight11.975 kg26.400 lbs
Wing Span9,17 m30 ft 1 in
Length12,98 m42 ft 7 in
Height4,78 m15 ft 8 in
First Flight20. Aug. 2002
Production Statusin production
Developed fromGeneral-Dynamics/Lockheed F-16
ICAO CodeK50
Data for (Version)KAI T-50 Golden Eagle
VariantsT-50, T-50B, TA-50, FA-50