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HJT-36 Sitara intermediate jet trainer (IJT)

Country of Origin: India


The HJT-36 Sitara (Hindi for "star") intermediate jet trainer (IJT) was developed to replace the HJT-16 Kiran trainer, which was originally designed in the 1960s as an entry-level jet trainer.

The trainer is of light alloy and composite construction. Student and instructor cockpits are arranged in tandem placed behind a shallow and low nose cone with an oversized canopy for better visibility. The design emphasizes safety and error forgiveness over performance. The single-piece,...

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