KPC3364-3366: Korean aircraft

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(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 20 March 2019 KoreaPost released a serie of three stamps showing aircraft produced by Korean companies, such as the KT-1 jet trainer and the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). 

KoreaPost released these three stamps in a commemorative (souvenir) stamp sheet of 15 (3×5) stamps of 330 won each, printed by Cartor for POSA:

KPC3364-3366 stamp sheet

The details of the stamps:

한국의 항공기

우표번호3364
종수3
발행량총 585,000장
디자인KT-1 기본훈련기
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박/ 스트롱엠보싱
전지구성3 × 5 (195mm × 155mm)
디자이너신재용
발행일2019. 3. 20.
액면가격330원
우표크기45mm × 25mm
인면43.5mm × 25mm
천공13¼ × 13½
용지평판 원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

한국의 항공기

우표번호3365
종수3
발행량총 585,000장
디자인T-50 고등훈련기
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박/ 스트롱엠보싱
전지구성3 × 5 (195mm × 155mm)
디자이너신재용
발행일2019. 3. 20.
액면가격330원
우표크기45mm × 25mm
인면43.5mm × 25mm
천공13¼ × 13½
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

한국의 항공기

우표번호3366
종수3
발행량총 585,000장
디자인FA-50 경전투기
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박/ 스트롱엠보싱
전지구성3 × 5 (195mm × 155mm)
디자이너신재용
발행일2019. 3. 20.
액면가격330원
우표크기45mm × 25mm
인면43.5mm × 25mm
천공13¼ × 13½
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

FDC

The FDC cancellation for this series:

FDC cancellation

KoreaPost released the following text about this release:

As the aim of aviation technology is to strengthen national defense, it therefore maintains a pivotal position in the defense industry. It also gives the Korea Post the opportunity to provide a brief introduction of three major aircrafts which rewrote the history of Korean Aerospace by being indigenously developed by Korean technology.

First, lets take a look at the KT-1 Basic Trainer named Woongbi which is a completely indigenous Korean aircraft ever developed. Its development was initiated in 1999, and the first KT-1 trainer was delivered to the Republic of Korea Air Force in 2000 for student pilots basic training purposes. Including a length of 10.26 m, a width of 10.60 m, and a height of 3.67 m, the KT-1 has the maximum speed of 574 km/h and range of 1,688 km. Boasting the best spin capability of its class in addition to a low stall speed, the KT-1 was first exported to Indonesia, followed by Turkey, Peru and Senegal.

Second on the list is the T-50 Advanced Jet Trainer known as the Golden Eagle which is Korea`s first supersonic aircraft. After the T-50, jointly developed by the Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd. and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) succeeded in its maiden flight in August 2002, and then the supersonic flight in February 2003, T-50 started to be delivered to the Republic of Korean Air Force in 2005. Together with a length of 13.4 m, a width of 9.45 m, and a height of 4.94 m, the T-50 has the maximum speed of Mach 1.5 and range of 2,592 km. This historical development made Korea as the 12th producer of a supersonic aircraft and the sixth exporter in the world by shipping the T-50 to Indonesia in 2011.

Finally, the FA-50 light combat aircraft named the Fighting Eagle which is capable for light combat mission modified by the T-50 supersonic jet trainer. Features added to the FA-50 include the digital avionics upgrades with a tactical data link to allow for joint operations, a high-performance radar, air-to-ground precision guided missiles, the Radar-Warning Receiver(RWR) to sense hostile radar and the Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) to ensure mission capability during night time. The FA-50 measures 13.14 m in length, 9.45 m in width and 4.82 m in height while the maximum speed and range are similar to those of the T-50. It has been deployed in the Republic of Korean Air Force since 2013 and has been also contributing to the air power of the Philippines, Thailand, and so on.

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