Thursday, 3 November 2011

Chinese JH-7 Flying Leopard Fighter-Bomber


Jian HongJH-7A is a tactical fighter bomber aircraft which has been developed by the Xian Aircraft Industry Corporation, China.

Specifications (JH-7)


  • Crew: 2: pilot, weapons operator. Payload:  9,000 kg  (19,842 lb) of weapons
  • Length: 22.32 m (73 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.8 m (41 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 6.22 m (20 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: m² (ft²)
  • Empty weight: 14,500 kg  (31,900 lb)
  • Loaded weight: kg (lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 28,475 kg (62,720 lb)
  • :Powerpant: 2 × xian WS9 (a license-built Spey Mk202) afterburning .
    • Dry thrust: 54.29 kN (12,250 lbf) each
    • Thrust with afterbuner: 91.26 kN (20,515 lbf) each
Performance
  • Maximum speed: Mach 1.75 (1,808 km/h, 1,122 mph)
  • Combat radius: 1,759 km (890 nm, 1,093 mi)
  • Ferry range 3,700 km (1,970 nm, 2,299 mi)
  • Serivce ceiling; 16,000 m (51,180 ft)
  • Wing loading: kg/m² (lb/ft²)
Armament
  • Guns: 1× 23mm twin-barrel GSh-23GL autocannon,  300 rounds
  • Hardpoints: 9 in total (6× under-wing, 2× wing-tip, 1× under-fuselage) with a capacity of 9,000 kg (20,000 lb) external fuel and ordnance
  • Rockets: 57mm/90mm unguided rocket pods
  • Missiles:
    • Air -to -air missiles:PL-8   PL-9     PL-5
    • Anti -ship missiles:
      • Yingji-8K
      • Yingji-82K
      • Kongdi-88
    • Anti- radiation missiles:
      • Yingji-91

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