Simulasi virtual grafik pesawat tempur KFX C103 Korea Selatan oleh DD Destroyer.
Simulasi virtual grafik 2 oleh DD Destroyer.
|KFX-E by KAI||KFX C103 by ADD|
|Weight, empty||9.3 metric tons (20,500 lb.)||10.9 metric tons (24,000 lb.)|
|Weight, max.||20.9 metric tons (46,000 lb.)||24 metric tons (53,000 lb.)|
|Internal fuel||3.6 metric tons (8,000 lb.)||5.4 metric tons (12,000 lb.)|
|Span||9.8 meters (32 ft.)||10.7 meters (35.2 ft.)|
|Length||15.2 meters (50 ft.)||15.7 meters (51.3 ft.)|
|Wing area||37.1 sq. meters (400 sq. ft.)||42.7 sq. meters (460 sq. ft.)|
|Engine||1 X P&W F100 or GE F110||2 X EJ200 or GE F414|
|Weapons bay||None||Space provided|
Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has developed a single-engined version of the Korean Fighter Xperiment (KFX) indigenous stealth fighter prototype in an effort to get the stalled programme back on track.
Officials at the Seoul Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX 2013) told IHS Jane’s that the single-engined version, dubbed the C501, was a low-cost option that combined elements of the in-production FA-50 light fighter and the twin-engine KFX technology demonstrator, called the C103, that completed its technical development in 2013.
The KFX programme was announced in 2001 and originally conceived as a twin-engine stealth multirole fighter with stealth characteristics. Technical development of the first prototype, dubbed C103, was completed in 2013 and South Korea entered an agreement with Indonesia in 2011 to share the cost of developing the platform. (janes.com/KAI)