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HJT-16 Kiran trainer/attack aircraft

Country of Origin: India


The Kiran trainer and light attack aircraft was designed and built in India. It was used for intermediate training after Indian pilots completed basic training on the HPT-32 Deepak. The Deepak has since been replaced by the PC-7 Mk II.

The Kiran has a double-taper wing set low at mid-fuselage, double-taper tailplane set at the base of the single fin and inset rudder, side-by-side bulged cockpit, small ventral airbrake, tricycle landing gear and small engine air intakes opening...

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