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On display at the HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Bangalore. HAL’s intermediate jet trainer Sitara (Hindi: star) first flew on 7 March 2003 with the SNECMA Larzac 14.1 kN turbofan, which was later upgraded to the NPO Saturn AL-551 turbofan developing 16.9 kN thrust. Sixteen limited series production aircraft were built. The IAF placed an initial order for 73 aircraft which was cancelled due to stall and spin characteristics, leading to redesign.

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On display at the HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Bangalore. HAL’s intermediate jet trainer Sitara (Hindi: star) first flew on 7 March 2003 with the SNECMA Larzac 14.1 kN turbofan, which was later upgraded to the NPO Saturn AL-551 turbofan developing 16.9 kN thrust. Sixteen limited series production aircraft were built. The IAF placed an initial order for 73 aircraft which was cancelled due to stall and spin characteristics, leading to redesign.

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