A Chinese derivative of the Yak-18, and development of the CJ-5, the CJ-6 is aerobatic, with a fully retracting undercarriage.
A military primary trainer, approximately 2000 were built for the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force from 1962. It has also served with the air forces of Albania, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Tanzania and Zambia.
The improved CJ-6A still being built in the late 1990s in very low volume for the same radial piston-engined primary training role.
Engine: Huosai-6 9 cyl radial, 285 hp
ROC: 1500 fpm
Cruise: 135 kt
Wing area: 17sq.m
Empty wt: 1095 kg
MAUW: 1400 kg
Max speed: 350 kph
Range: 625 km
Endurance: 2.5 hr