The Jungmann was the first product of Bücker Flugzeugbau and flew for the first time in April 1934 as a compact trainer build by classic double decker formula with an open two-persons cockpit in a with fabric covered casco of steel pipes.
The type came in production as the Bü 131A with the same 60 kW Hirth HM 60R air-cooled line-engine that had powered the prototype. While the improved Bü 131B was fitted with the Hirth HM 504A-2 (78 kW)
Bücker exported the 131 Jungmann on a large scale and in Japan more than 1250 were produced as the Watanabe Ki-86 and K9W.
To be able to foresee in the demand for the Bü 131, Bücker opened a second factory where the design-team of the company developed the almost identical single-seater Jungmeister for further flight-training.
Bücker Bü 131B Jungmann:
The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle is a supersonic advanced jet trainer being developed by KAI for the ROKAF. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, the principal subcontractor to KAI, is providing technical expertise in all aspects of the program and is responsible for developing the T-50 avionics system, flight control system and wings.
T-50 Full Scale Development program began in 1997 and will continue through 2005.The T-50 will have the maneuverability, endurance and advanced systems to prepare future pilots to fly current and next-generation fighters like advanced F-16s, the F-22 and the Joint Strike Fighter. These same characteristics give it an excellent capability as a lead-in fighter trainer and potential light-combat aircraft in many air forces.
* only A-50 attack version.
South-Korea Government 6 prototypes
South-Korea 50 T-50 and 44 A-50
The Aero L159 ALCA is developed by the Czech Republic as a Light multi-role fighter and lead in fighter trainer. The first L159 (two seater) flew August 4th 1997, and the first single seater on August 18th 1998.
In a fast track the first L159 was delivered in April 2000.
|Developing Nation:||Czech Republic|
|Task:||Light multi-role fighter and lead in fighter trainer|
|First Flight:||- two seater: August 4th 1997
- single seater: August 18th 1998
- first production airframe: October 20th 1999
|First Delivery:||April 2000|
- 2 in tandem (L 159T)
|Wing Span:||9,54 m|
|Wing Area:||18,8 m²|
|Engine (s):||Honeywell/ITEC F124-GA-100 non afterburning turbofan with 28,2 kN thrust (1x)|
|Max.Take off weight:||8000 kg|
|Fuel:||- internal fuel L 159A: 1596 kg
- internal fuel L 159B: 1273 kg
|Max. Speed:||936 km/h|
|Max. Range:||2530 km including external fuel|
|Weapons:||7 external hard points, up to 2340 kg weaponry like AIM9 sidewinders, AAM’s, AGM-65 Maverick ASM’s, Gun pods, rockets and bombs|
|Extra:||Czech Republic is the only operator up to now (feb. 2004) of the L 159 (72 x)|