The Hongdu JL-8 is a two-seat basic trainer and light attack aircraft built in joint-cooperation between Pakistan and China The contractor for this plane is the Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation. Export versions are designated K-8 Karakorum, after the mountain range that separates China and Pakistan.
The trainer was built through joint cooperation between the governments of Pakistan and the PRC. Initially, the aircraft was to feature many American parts, but due to political developments at the end of the 1980s, this plan was scrapped. The first prototype was built in 1989, with the first flight taking place at the end of 1990.
This well detailed 3D model represents the real K-8 Karakorum military trainer jet. It has been build to scale. With correct measurments, using blueprints for reference.
The model has detailed landing gear complete with gear bay, doors, suspension torque links, brake disks and support rods. Aswell as a speedbrake underneath the belly. All flightcontrols like rudder, ailerons, elevators and flaps are cutted out and has smooth roundings. Some additional features are also added to this model like pitot tube exterior lights and antenna's.
The canopy is a seperated part and animated. The interior is basic with mainpanels side panels and ejection seats, all textured!
Model can also be used for MSFS Gmax or other simulator program's.
Animation as being seen in the preview images are only working in both .max and .3ds files. Animations are devided into 3 situations.
- Flight mode, frame 0: clean model, everything retracted.
- Landing mode, frame 0-80: gear and flaps down.
- last mode, frame 80-100: speedbrake extends and canopy opens.
Please download the images below for better previews!
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