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NZAI CT/4 Air Trainer

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Aircraft of the Royal Thai Air Force
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Development

Entwicklung

 

The Pacific Aerospace Corporation CT/4 Airtrainer series is an all-metal-construction, single-engine, two-place with side-by-side seating, fully aerobatic, piston-engined, basic training aircraft manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The CT/4 prototype first flew on 23 February 1972.
  Die CT/4 Airtrainer-Baureihe von Pacific Aerospace Corporation ist ein vollständig aus Metall gefertigtes, einmotoriges zweisitziges mit zwei nebeneinander liegenden Sitzen Grundtrainings-flugzeug. Das vollständig Kunstflugtauglich ist und Hamilton, Neuseeland, hergestellt wird.
Der CT/4 Prototyp flog erstmals am 23. Februar 1972.
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Variants

Versionen

  CT/4A Powered by a 210 hp Continental piston engine. The initial production design.   CT/4A Angetrieben von einem 210 PS starken Continental-Kolbenmotor. Das anfängliche Serienmaschine.
  CT/4B A version of the CT/4A with minimal changes to suit the RTAF   CT/4B Eine Version des CT / 4A mit minimalen Änderungen für die RTAF
  CT/4E Powered by a 300 hp Lycoming and with a three-bladed propeller and the wing moved 5 cm rearwards to compensate for the altered centre of gravity.   CT/4E Angetrieben von einem 300 PS starken Lycoming und einem Dreiblatt-Propeller. Der Flügel wurde um 5 cm nach hinten verschoben, um den veränderten Schwerpunkt auszugleichen.
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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

24 CT-4A where delivered in 1973/74 to the RTAF. The primary Trainer was used by the 1.  FTS at RTAFB Kamphaeng Saen. In 1992 6 CT-4B where procured. The replacement of the CT-4A and B was the CT-4E from wich it 1999 16 where delivered and 8 more in 2005.  The CT-4E ist the Primary Trainer of the RTAF, the CT-4A/B where now in use of the 604 Sqn 6th Wing RTAFB Don Muang.   24 CT-4A wurden 1973/74 an die RTAF geliefert. Der Basis-Trainer wurde von der 1. FTS in RTAFB Kamphaeng Saen verwendet. 1992 wurdem 6 CT-4B gekauft. Der Ersatz der CT-4A und B erfolgte 1999 mit der Lieferung von 16 CT-4E und weiteren 8 im 2005. Die CT-4E ist der Basis-Trainer der RTAF, die CT-4A/B wird heute von der 604 Staffel 6te Wing in RTAFB Don Muang verwendet.
 

The CT4A and B where designated Trainingplane No. 16 (BF.16 บฝ.๑๖) and the CT/4E (BF.16A บฝ.๑๖ก) Trainingplane No. 16A.

 

Die CT/4A und B wird als Trainingsflugzeug No.  16 (BF.16 บฝ.๑๖) und die CT/4E als (BF.16A บฝ.๑๖ก) Trainingsflugzeug No. 16A bezeichnet.

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Royal Thai Air Force

Royal Thai Air Force

 

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Specifications CT/4A

Wingspan

Spannweite

7.90 m

Length

Länge

7.00 m

Height

Höhe

2.60 m
Wing area Flügelfläche 11.98 m2

Engine

Motor

1× Teledyne Continental IO-360-HB9 piston engine,
210 hp

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

426 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

780 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

1,202 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

?

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

?

Range

Reichweite

1,112 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

none

Capacity

Zuladung 1 passengers
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Pictures

Bilder

CT/4A BF.16-1/16 60432 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT/4A BF.16-7/17 60436  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT/4A BF.16-24/18 60445  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). A flight of CT/4A from the 604 Sqn. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).
CT/4A BF.16-22/18 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).

CT-4A BF.16-17/17 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).

CT-4A BF.16-17/17 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).

CT-4A BF.16-4/17 60434 from the 604 Sqn 6th Wing RTAFB Don Muang (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).

CT-4A BF.16-4/17 60434 from the 604 Sqn 6th Wing RTAFB Don Muang (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).

CT-4A BF.16-13/17 60438 from the 604 Sqn 6th Wing RTAFB Don Muang  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).

CT-4A BF.16-24/18 here in New Zealand as ZK-DTU  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT-4A ZK-DTY became later BF.16-22/18 and is now serving with 604 Sqn in Don Muang
CT-4A BF.16-15/17 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT-4A BF.16-15/17 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT-4A F16-020/18  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). The last CT-4A BF.16-24/18 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).
CT-4A BF.16-22/18  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT-4A BF.16-23/18 RR-014  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT-4A BF.16-11/17 with a different paint scheme  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT-4A BF.16-014/17 (Photo from the collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).
CT-4A BF.16-24/18  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). A flight of nine CT-4A (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT-4A BF.16-08/17  (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT-4B BF.16-26/35 from the FTS in RTAF Kamphang Saen (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).
CT-4B BF.16-27/35 from the FTS in RTAF Kamphang Saen (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). ZK-PTN was the first CT/4E (BF.16A-1/42) (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).
CT/4E BF.16A-15/44 (former ZK-JNA) (Photo from the collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) CT/4E ZK-DTY(Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT/4E BF.16A-16/44 as ZK-JNB (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). A picture fom 2001 when CT/4E BF.16A-15/44 was still ZK-JNA (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).
CT/4E BF.16A-11/43 as RR.11 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT/4E BF.16A-16/44 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT/4E BF.16A-8/43 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak). CT/4E  BF.16A-6/42 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).
     
CT/4E BF.16A-9/43 from the FTS in RTAF Kamphang Saen.      
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Serial, NZAI CT-4E
Type

Thai Serial

Reg.

s/n

Delivered

Withdrawn

Remarks

CT/4A BF.16-1/16 60432 CT4-003 13. Nov. 1973 present -
CT/4A BF.16-2/17 60433 CT4-004 15. Feb. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-3/17 RR.003 CT4-005 7. Mar. 1974 1980 -
CT/4A BF.16-4/17 60434 CT4-006 21. Mar. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-5/17 60435 CT4-007 10. Apr. 1074 present -
CT/4A BF.16-6/17 RR.006 CT4-008 30. Mar. 1974 17. Oct. 2002 Crashed
CT/4A BF.16-7/17 60436 CT4-009 23. Mar. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-8/17 RR.008 CT4-010 8. Jun. 1974 1984 -
CT/4A BF.16-9/17 RR.009 CT4-011 25. Jun. 1974 1984 -
CT/4A BF.16-10/17 RR.010 CT4-012 25. Jun. 1974 1988 -
CT/4A BF.16-11/17 60437 CT4-013 12. Jul. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-12/17 RR.010 CT4-015 29. Jul. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-13/17 60438 CT4-016 8. Aug. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-14/17 RR.014 CT4-017 19. Aug. 1974 15. Oct. 1998 Crashed
CT/4A BF.16-15/17 60439 CT4-018 6. Aug. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-16/17 RR.016 CT4-019 24. Aug. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-17/17 60440 CT4-023 30. Sep. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-18/17 RR.018 CT4-024 16. Oct. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-19/17 60441 CT4-026 11. Dec. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-20/18 60442 CT4-020 2. Nov. 1974 30. Aug. 2018 Preserved in the RTAF Museum
CT/4A BF.16-21/18 RR.021 CT4-022 1. Nov. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-22/18 60443 CT4-025 6. Dec. 1974 present -
CT/4A BF.16-23/18 60444 CT4-014 20. Jan. 1975 present -
CT/4A BF.16-24/18 60445 CT4-021 1. Nov. 1974 present -
CT/4B BF.16-25/35 RR.025 CT4-109 29. Feb. 1992 present -
CT/4B BF.16-26/35 RR.026 CT4-110 1. Apr. 1992 present -
CT/4B BF.16-27/35 RR.027 CT4-111 29. Apr. 1992 present -
CT/4B BF.16-28/35 RR.028 CT4-112 29. Apr. 1992 present -
CT/4B BF.16-29/35 RR.029 CT4-113 29. Apr. 1992 1996 Crashed ?
CT/4B BF.16-30/35 RR.030 CT4-114 29. Apr. 1992 present -
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Serial, NZAI CT-4E
Type

Thai Serial

Reg.

s/n

Delivered

Withdrawn

Remarks

CT/4E BF.16A-1/42 RR.1 CT4-214 1. Jul. 1999 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-2/42 RR.2 CT4-215 22. Jul. 1999 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-3/42 RR.3 CT4-217 30. Sep. 1999 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-4/42 RR.4 CT4-218 29. Nov. 1999 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-5/42 RR.5 CT4-219 12. Dec. 1999 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-6/42 RR.6 CT4-220 23. Dec. 1999 18. Jan. 2006 Crashed
CT/4E BF.16A-7/43 RR.7 CT4-221 9. Mar. 2000 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-8/43 RR.8 CT4-222 30. Mar. 2000 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-9/43 RR.9 CT4-223 27. Apr. 2000 17. Jun. 2010 Crashed
CT/4E BF.16A-10/43 RR.10 CT4-224 7. Mai. 2000 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-11/43 RR.11 CT4-225 15. Mai. 2000 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-12/43 RR.12 CT4-226 20. Mai. 2000 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-13/44 RR.13 CT4-227 5. Mai. 2001 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-14/44 RR.14 CT4-228 17. Jun. 2001 8. Jan. 2005 Crashed
CT/4E BF.16A-15/44 RR.15 CT4-229 23. Jun. 2001 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-16/44 RR.16 CT4-230 4. Aug. 2001 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-17/47 RR.17 CT4-233 14. May 2004 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-18/47 RR.18 CT4-234 1. Jul. 2004 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-19/47 RR.19 CT4-235 24. Aug. 2004 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-20/47 RR.20 CT4-236 1. Oct. 2004 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-21/47 RR.21 CT4-237 11. Nov. 2004 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-22/47 RR.22 CT4-238 12. Dec. 2004 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-23/48 RR.23 CT4-239 3. Mar. 2005 present -
CT/4E BF.16A-24/48 RR.24 CT4-240 3. Mar. 2005 present -
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Mishaps

Unfälle

  1996
BF.16-29/35
Wreck noted Jan96
  15. Oct. 1998
BF.16-14/17
Caught fire and crashed at Kamphaeng Saen; 2 killed
  17. Oct. 2002
BF.16-6/17
Crashed into coconut plantation after engine failure in Bang Khonthi district, Samut Songkhram; 1 killed; 1 injured.
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  15. Jul. 2004
BF.16A-??/??
Crashed into sugar cane field in Phnom Thuan district, Kanchanaburi province following engine failure; 2 killed
  8. Jan. 2005
BF.16A-14/44
Crashed on take-off from Watthana Nakhon, Sakeo during Children’s Day display; 2 killed
  18. Jan. 2006
BF.16A-6/42
Crashed onto building in Bang Pla Ma district, Supanburi province; 1 killed (Flt Lt Nawin Pinprasert)
  17. Jun. 2010
BF.16A-9/43
Crashed into field about 1100 in Moo 2 village of Tambon Donchedi, Phanom Thuan district; 2 injured (Flight Lt. Pitchaya Pa-obthip and Wing Commander Akkarayothin Wanchadok)
19. Feb. 2014
BF.16A-18/47
Forced landing near Khampaeng Saen; 2 crew uninjured
 

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