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#AA-4065   1/144 scale  Shaanxi KJ-200 Balance Beam  PLAAF AWACS testbed


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features


142 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decals


Span: 298 mm


Length: 147 mm


Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal



Aircraft History and Specification

In late 1990s, the PLA Air Force realised that they would lack the modern AEW&C capability, as the Russias would only sell them an export version Beriev A-50, with considerably reduced capability. The only solution left was to build an AEW&C aircraft of their own. In 2001, the Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation was ordered to develop series special purpose aircraft based on the Yun-8 airframe, which is the Chinese version of Antonov An-12. The KJ-200 was also known within the program. The aircraft was outfitted with a radar antenna with a flat side and an electronically controlled beam radar on the fuselage top, code-named "Balance Beam". The first prototype first flew in 2005.  In 2006, the second prototype crashed when the aircraft was undergoing system testing. The accident caused a major setback in the KJ-200 project due to the lost of an important prototype and many key personnel. In 2009, the KJ-200 project was officially finished after it performed as lead plane in Chinese National Day military parade.










Airborne early warning & control aircraft

Intended to develop a medium size AEW aircraft




4x Zhuzhou WoJiang-6 (WJ-6) turbo engines

660 km/h




Model References

The Shaanxi KJ-200 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 PLAAF modern aircrafts as bonus:

The Shannxi KJ-200 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

EW/ AWACS airplane

Antonov An-71 Madcap

BAe Nimrod AEW Mk3

Beriev A-50 Mainstray

Boeing E-3 Sentry

Boeing NC-135

Boeing AWACS-767 JDF

Grumman E-1 Tracer

Grumman E-2 Hawkeye

Lockheed EC-130V Hercules

Lockheed P-3 Orion

Shaanxi KJ-200

Tupolev Tu-126 Moss

Yakovlev Yak-44

Modern PLAAF aircraft