The Nanchang CJ6A is a primary trainer / ground attack aircraft with tandem seats low wing and single engine. Our aircraft served with the PLAAF of China before being decommissioned from service and placed into storage. The aircraft was shipped to Australia in early 2004 and refurbished by our own maintenance organization by the end of 2005. A comprehensive test-flying program was carried out and the aircraft was repainted into the current scheme in February 2006

Wingspan 10.18 m
Height 3.25
Length 8.46 m
Empty 1045 kg
MTOW 1400 kg
Normal Cruise 135 kts (255 km/h)
Max Cruise 160 kts (300 km/h)
Never Exceed 192 kts (365 km/h)
Stall 59 kts (112 km/h)
Fuel Capacity
Total 150 litres
Endurance 170 minutes
Range 390 nautical miles


Power plant:
HUOSAI – 6J1A is a piston type nine cylinder radial engine with single stage supercharger. The engines lineage was derived from the American Pratt & Whitney type radial engines.

The aircraft is fitted with a J9-G1 all aluminium propeller and constant speed unit for maximum climb and speed performance.

The aircraft’s fuselage, wing and stabilizers are of all metal structure.

Landing Gear:
The landing gear is of retractable tricycle type. All operating systems are pneumatically operated for long service life and reliability.

The cockpit in tandem configuration has a clear Perspex sliding canopy for excellent all round visibility.

This versatile aircraft was originally designed for manoeuvrability with aerobatics in mind