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JL-9 (JianLian-9 ) Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft

Crew

Two

Maiden Flight

December 2003

Entry into Service

2006

Length

14.55m

Wingspan

8.32m

Height

4.1m

Empty Weight

4,960kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

9,800kg

Loaded Weight

7,800kg

Type

Guizhou Liyang WP-13F(C) afterburning turbojet

Number of Engines

One

Dry Thrust

44.1kN

Thrust After Burner

66.7kN

Maximum Speed

2,450km per hour

Cruise Speed

1,960km per hour

Range

2,500km

Service Ceiling

16,000m

Rate of Climb

260m per second

Number of Hardpoints

Five (four under wings and one under fuselage)

Guns

One Type 23-1 23mm cannon

Missiles

Air-to-air missiles and air-to-ground missiles

Bombs

Guided and unguided bombs and rockets

Designer

Aero Engine Research Institute of Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation

Manufacturer

Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation

Operators

People's Liberation Army Air Force and People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force
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