Second Prototype of PLAAF J-20

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General characteristics

    Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
    Capacity: 4 to 12 passengers
    Length: 15.87 m (52 ft 0.8 in)
    Rotor diameter: 13.20 m (43 ft 3.7 in)
    Height: 4.98 m (16 ft 4.06 in)
    Disc area: 137 m² (1,472 ft²)
    Empty weight: 2,502 kg (5,515 lb)
    Useful load: 2,600 kg (5731 lb)
    Max. takeoff weight: 5,500 kg (12,125 lb)
    Powerplant: 2 × Shakti turboshafts, 1,000 kW (1,400 shp[119])
    Alternate engine: 2 x Turbomeca TM 333-2B2 turboshaft, 746 kW (1,000 shp) each


    Maximum speed: 290 km/h (180 mph, 156.58 kn)
    Combat radius: 320 km (200 mi, 175 nmi)
    Ferry range: 827 km (516 mi, 447 nmi)
    Service ceiling: 8,382 m (27,500 ft)
    Rate of climb: 8.9 m/s (1,771 ft/min)
    Power/mass: 329.73 W/kg (0.20 hp/lb)


        8 Anti-tank guided missiles
        4 Air-to-air missiles
        4 x 68 mm Rocket Pods (Air-Force & Army)
        2 Torpedoes
        Depth charges or Anti-ship missiles

Shakti Engine

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DRDO Statement: Tejas Limited Series Production - 7 (LSP-7) aircraft took-off for its maiden flight from HAL airport at 4:27 pm on 9th March 2012. This test flight is significant for the program, as LSP -7 build-standard is close to the initial operational clearance (IOC) standard. Accordingly LSP -7 aircraft, along with LSP - 8 will be offered to the Indian Air Force for user evaluation trials (UET). The flight was also significant considering the fact that for the first time “Production Test Schedule” was used for the first flight of an LSP aircraft in this program. This is also the first time that maiden flight of the aircraft was not accompanied by the customary ‘chase’ aircraft, which is an indicator to the level of confidence in the machine. The flight lasted 28 minutes with Gp Capt KK Venugopal at the controls in the cockpit and Wg Cdr Kabadwal of the National Flight Test Centre (NFTC) as Test Director in the telemetry. During the test flight, performance of the aircraft systems including Multi-mode Radar (MMR), Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), Auto-pilot and Instrument Landing System (ILS) was satisfactory, providing a moment of pride for all the stake holders which include ADA, HAL, IAF, CEMILAC, DG AQA, ADE and NAL among others.

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