The Shenyang FT-6 was the export designation of the JJ-6 advanced two-seat trainer, designed and built in China. Based on the single seat J-6 Farmer C interceptor, it was an all-metal mid-wing monoplane powered by two WP-6A (an uprated licence-built Mikulin RD-9B) turbojets and was designed for supersonic fighter pilot training. The armament consisted of a single 30mm cannon and due to the addition of a second cokcpit in the fuselage it had its internal fuel capacity reduced. Production amounted to about 630 aircraft, with some machines exported in 1980 to Pakistan under the designation FT-6. Other “second-hand” operators of the FT-6 trainers were Albania, Bangladesh, Egypt, North Vietnam, Somalia and Tanzania.
Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Shenyang FT-6, Black 10828, No.23 ‘Talons’ Squadron, Pakistani Air Force (Pakistan Fiza’ya), Samungli Air Base, 1984
2) Shenyang FT-6, Black 10332, No.25 ‘Trendsetters’ Squadron, Bangladesh Air Force (Bangladesh Biman Bahini), Patenga Air Base, 1998
3) Shenyang FT-6, Black 3953, Egyptian Air Force (Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Mistriya), unknown air base, 1969
4) Shenyang FT-6, Black 9124, Tanzanian Air Force (Jeshi la Wananchi la Tanzania), Dar es Salaam Airport, 2009