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Hindustan HT-2
Role Two-seat primary trainer
Manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
First flight August 5, 1951.
Primary user Indian Air Force

The Hindustan HT-2 is an Indian two-seat primary trainer designed and built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The HT-2 was the first company design to enter production in 1953 for the Indian Air Force and Navy. The HT-2 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear. Powered by a 155 hp (116 kW) Cirrus Major III piston engine the aircraft has enclosed tandem cockpits with dual controls. Apart from military use the aircraft was also used by Indian flying schools.

Operators

 Ghana
 India

Specifications (HT-2)

HT 2 trainer at IISc, Bangalore

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 2172

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 24 ft 8½ in (7.53 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 2 in (10.72 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
  • Wing area: 172.2 ft2 (16 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1540 lb (699 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2240 lb (1016 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Cirrus Major III piston engine, 155 hp (116 kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 115 mph (185 km/h)
  • Endurance: 3 hours  30 min
  • Service ceiling: 14,500 ft (4420 m)

See also

  • De Havilland Canada Chipmunk

References

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 2172

External links

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