Aviation Photo #2473817 Hindustan HJT-16 Kiran IA - India - Air Force

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Kiran is a two seat trainer used by the Indian Airforce for Stage II training as a Intermediate Jet Trainer.This aircraft has been serving since the 60s and is due to be retired soon.Powered by the Rolls Royce Viper MkII, the engine takes complete 10 seconds for the power to come up when throttles are moved from idle to full and ten second countdown is a part of the checklist.It is just equipped with an ADF for navigation.
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