Aircraft Photo of 4114 | Tupolev Tu-4 (KJ-1) | China - Air Force | #2353
Registration / Serial:4114
Aircraft Original Type:Tupolev Tu-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Tupolev Tu-4
Aircraft Version:Tupolev Tu-4 (KJ-1)
C/n (msn):2806501
Operator Titles:China - Air Force
City / Area:Datangshan / China Aviation Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Collection:China Aviation Museum (Datangshan)
Photo Date:May 1999
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2353
Photo Comment

An extraordinary machine by any standard. In 1967, China attempted to develop its first AEW platform based on the Tu-4 airframe with AI-20 turboprop engines. The project was named KJ-1, with a Type 843 rotor-dome on top. However, the equipment was too heavy and failed to meet PLAAF requirements so the project was cancelled in 1971

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