Thailand buys T-50 airplanes from South Korea

In the South Korean edition The Korea Herald went out to a material entitled "Thailand acquires T-50 aircraft." In Russia, this message caused a violent reaction, since not everyone began to read the material translated from the Korean and decided that we were talking about the Russian PAK FA (T-50), which in Russia itself is not yet being put into service. However, those who decided that talking about Russian 5 generation aircraft can be calmed down, as the Korean media published material on T-50 aircraft manufactured in the Republic of Korea. Speech on the T-50 "Golden Eagle" from Korea Aerospace Industries.


The Thai Ministry of Defense has signed an agreement with the Korean side for the supply of 4 training combat aircraft from Kazakhstan. The Korean newspaper reports that Thailand is going to gradually replace the Czech Aero L-39ZA-ART planes available to the country’s air forces, which were delivered to the country in the early 90's.

Airplanes T-50 "Golden Eagle" Koreans developed together with the American company Lockheed Martin. The first operational flights of these aircraft Seoul made in 2002 year. In addition to South Korea, these aircraft are operated by the Indonesian Air Force. In addition, contracts for the supply of T-50 to Iraq and the Philippines have already been concluded.

Thailand buys T-50 airplanes from South Korea


Characteristics of the aircraft:
The crew - 2 man, the mass of the "empty" aircraft - 6,35 t, the total take-off weight 13,5 t, maximum speed - about 1500 km / h, practical range - 1850 km, practical ceiling - 14630 m. The plane can be armed with adjustable and uncorrectable bombs, air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles. There is the possibility of arming T-50 unguided rockets Hydra 70.

The cost of one aircraft is estimated at about 25-27 million dollars.
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  1. Barakuda 18 September 2015 12: 52 New
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    Why the article, Russia does not care? YAKI-130 fly off with a bang!
    1. YGV-97219 18 September 2015 13: 03 New
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      For good, there should not be a care!
    2. MIKHAN 18 September 2015 13: 05 New
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      Quote: Barracuda
      Why the article, Russia does not care? YAKI-130 fly off with a bang!

      Do not care ..! Alas ... there is competition and you need to keep track of everything and everyone! The Military Review was created for that and the site .. hi
      1. inpu 18 September 2015 13: 17 New
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        Quote: MIKHAN
        Quote: Barracuda
        Why the article, Russia does not care? YAKI-130 fly off with a bang!

        Do not care ..! Alas ... there is competition and you need to keep track of everything and everyone! The Military Review was created for that and the site .. hi

        There is no competition at this level. Only politics.
        1. APASUS 18 September 2015 19: 11 New
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          Quote: inpu
          There is no competition at this level. Only politics.

          That's for sure, because the Korean T-50 is nothing more than the American training T-38 Talon, which has been produced since 1959. It is constantly being modernized, but still old as a mammoth guano
          http://www.northropgrumman.com/MediaResources/Pages/Photo.aspx?pid%3DTA-10030_00
          6%26rel%3D%2F%26name%3DPhotos
          1. mav1971 18 September 2015 21: 58 New
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            Why is this such a set of thoughts then?
            The plane is completely different.
            Different concepts, different manufacturers.
            1. APASUS 19 September 2015 08: 59 New
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              Quote: mav1971
              Why is this such a set of thoughts then?
              The plane is completely different.
              Different concepts, different manufacturers.

              Of course, another, like the Mitsubishi F-2 Japanese Air Force.
              The plane is then another and is produced in Japan, and when considered it turns out to be a modified copy of the F-16 Fighting Falcon
          2. Nosgoth 19 September 2015 18: 02 New
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            The fake in the photo with its glider is more F-16 resembles, with the exception of a different arrangement of air intakes
            1. APASUS 19 September 2015 23: 51 New
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              Quote: Nosgoth
              The fake in the photo with its glider is more F-16 resembles, with the exception of a different arrangement of air intakes

              It turns out that you were right.
              It is largely based on the Samsung KTX-2 aircraft, with a great deal of experience and technology from Lockheed Martin Corporation. Lockheed Martin supported this project by providing some parts of the F-16 fighter for the new UBS.
  2. Now we are free 18 September 2015 12: 53 New
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    To be honest, after reading the title of the article I even choked on coffee. Thailand will buy from South Korea T-50 aircraft Then I read the article and calmed down no, our dear PAK-FA was not sold to anyone wink
    1. Baikonur 18 September 2015 12: 54 New
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      Smiled the same:
      In Russia, this message caused a violent reaction, as not everyone began to read
      How topical!
      I recalled the saying, back in school days, teachers said: "I heard a ring, but I don’t know where it is!"
      And it started, sorry, DUCK!
    2. reut.sib 18 September 2015 13: 18 New
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      The same one to one, only I had stewed cabbage. Hence the conclusion, do not read the Internet at the table (almost according to Bulgakov)!
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  4. Uncle VasyaSayapin 18 September 2015 12: 53 New
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    Thais probably beguiled with the T-50.
    1. veksha50 18 September 2015 13: 19 New
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      Quote: Uncle VasyaSayapin
      Thais probably beguiled with the T-50.



      There it is ... Or maybe really ??? And what will they say when they see this cat from the bag ???
  5. Fregate 18 September 2015 12: 55 New
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    The practical lethal range is 1850 m. The runway is 2 times longer.
  6. katalonec2014 18 September 2015 12: 56 New
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    A little expensive ... we will not take it.
  7. Engineer 18 September 2015 12: 58 New
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    It's bad that not the Yak-130
  8. YGV-97219 18 September 2015 12: 59 New
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    For me, the Yak-130 will be cooler and cheaper! A strange choice! what
  9. rotmistr60 18 September 2015 13: 00 New
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    Subtracted:
    "The name T-50 Golden Eagle was officially assigned in February 2000. The first flight of the T-50 took place on August 20, 2002. It is largely based on the Samsung KTX-2 aircraft, with a great deal of experience and technology from Lockheed Martin Corporation. It is capable of achieving speed 1,4 , Mach XNUMX. "
  10. semuil 18 September 2015 13: 00 New
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    It does not look bad, and the characteristics are decent except for the price.
  11. V.ic 18 September 2015 13: 03 New
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    People, well, I want them to buy a T-50, so who will sell them? Such a joke! laughing
  12. Des10 18 September 2015 13: 05 New
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    An article for fun - T-50 from for Thailand from Korea (South).
    Oh well, but still a review of the performance characteristics of such machines, coupled with the price and distribution ..., and so - not enough for VO. :)
  13. kil 31 18 September 2015 13: 07 New
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    South Korea by these actions only exacerbates the confrontation between Thais and China. So they wait for the PRC to fully support the DPRK. The United States pulls them, but they do not understand this. It is difficult to conduct foreign policy when others command you.
  14. Vedmed_23 18 September 2015 13: 08 New
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    It’s only 2 km flies (
    practical range - 1850 m
    )?
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    2. gjv
      gjv 18 September 2015 20: 21 New
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      Range without PTB 1900 km
      Ceiling 14630 m
      Max. take-off weight 13500 kg
      1 × turbojet engine General Electric F404
      In Korea, 50 pieces. In Indonesia, 16 pieces. In addition to Thailand, there are 16 more contracts for the construction of Indonesia, 12 to the Philippines, and 24 to Iraq.
  15. roskot 18 September 2015 13: 11 New
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    Do not care ..! Alas ... there is competition and you need to keep track of everything and everyone! The Military Review was created for that and the site.

    And we follow.
  16. MIKHAN 18 September 2015 13: 12 New
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    here is a video of six pendants yet .... OUR YAK-130!
    Handsome!
    1. inpu 18 September 2015 13: 21 New
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      Even my spine got sick on a chair)))
    2. Tanker55 18 September 2015 13: 24 New
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      Thank you for the video of the Russian masterpiece of military equipment !!! hi
    3. IAlex 18 September 2015 21: 10 New
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      What kind of toothpaste is it on a lantern?
  17. Roman 1977 18 September 2015 13: 13 New
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    Thailand buys T-50 airplanes from South Korea

    Remarkably in the flying Thai "reserve" the next addition, this time the South Korean ... As the saying goes: "Monsieur knows a lot about perversions ..."
    Thai Air Force:
    12 Swedish JAS 39 (4 UBS JAS 39D)

    American F-55 Fighting Falcon Block 16 15 (14 U-FNXX X), 16 airplanes received 18 — 1988 yy, 2005 airplanes were delivered in 18 — 1995 g. 1996 F-16 are received in 2002 from the Armed Forces of Singapore. 2003 F-7 upgraded to MLU c 16 g.

    29 American F-5 Tiger II, plans will be replaced by JAS 39

    19 Alpha Jet
    2 Swedish aircraft ARLO Saab 340

    5 Austrian scouts Diamond DA42
    1 Italian Piaggio P.180 Avanti
    1 American Learjet 35
    UBS \ TCB
    18-34 Czech Aero L-39-40 purchased at the beginning of 90-x

    22 Swiss Pilatus PC-9 (purchased by 24)
    6 American Cessna T-41D
    VTS:
    12 American С-130Н "Hercules"
    5 English HS 748
    2 Spanish CASA CN-235
    8 American Basler BT-67-hard worker Douglas DC-3 with new engines P & W PT6A Turboprop
    90 Lightweight American Beechcraft Super King Air
    14 Australian GAF Nomad
    2 Israeli IAI Arava
    16 Swiss Pilatus PC-6 Porter
  18. veksha50 18 September 2015 13: 17 New
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    "In Russia, this message provoked a violent reaction" ...

    That's for sure ... I dropped a cup of tea ... Journalists need to be more careful with headlines ...
  19. Evil 55 18 September 2015 14: 29 New
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    Ha, funny .. Well, if Thailand buys t-90 or t-14 from RK, then it’s already worth approaching the issue more seriously ...
  20. Dalnegorec1 18 September 2015 14: 40 New
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    Quote: Vedmed_23
    It’s only 2 km flies (
    practical range - 1850 m
    )?

    Read carefully - KM, not M!
    1. Des10 18 September 2015 22: 21 New
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      that's why they corrected what he noticed. smile
  21. lilian 18 September 2015 14: 54 New
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    Is this not a training aircraft? Yak-130 - subsonic, and this T-50 - supersonic. Although theoretically, the Yak-130 can be delayed, which the Chinese did.
    There is nothing to make fun of, a normal little casual practical multipurpose airplane, well suited for such poor countries as Thailand, because they will not be able to afford expensive full-fledged combat aircraft.
    1. WUA 518 18 September 2015 15: 35 New
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      In South Korea, removed their Top Gun laughing Who are interested can be seen here: http://bestkino.su/2013/01/vzvejsya-v-nebo/
  22. gladysheff2010 18 September 2015 15: 38 New
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    I look forward to the Australian headlines in 2021: "Two Russian T-50s grossly violated international law by flying with full ammunition into Thai airspace, thereby creating a threat to all Southeast Asian states!" wassat
  23. Sega66 18 September 2015 16: 38 New
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    Quote: Tankman55
    Thank you for the video of the Russian masterpiece of military equipment !!! hi


    He is not only ours, there is an Italian copy. By the way, the Americans seem to be going to buy it ...