The CJ-5 and CJ-6
trace their origins back to the Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer. The
common misconception is that they are copies of the Yak-18,
but they are not. The CJ was built in China and has been
through several modifications. About 2,500 were built and many
have found their way to the United States where warbird pilots
like their sturdy and inexpensive qualities. They most
resemble the Yak-52. There are many CJ-6As flying around the
United States. Most of these are flown as part of the "Tiger
Squadron", who fly formations for airshows, memorial services
and other events.
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