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Shenyang J-6 / F-6 Farmer Fighter Aircraft

Role

Fighter or Interceptor aircraft

Crew

One

Country

China

Maiden Flight

December 1958

Introduced

December 1961

Numbers Built

3,000

Length

12.5m

Wingspan

9.2m

Height

3.9m

Wing Area

25m²

Empty Weight

5,447kg

Payload Weight

7,560kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

10,000kg

Type

Liming Wopen-6A (Tumansky RD-9B) afterburning turbojets

Number of Engines

Two

Thrust

36.78kN (8,267 lbf) each

Maximum Speed

1,540km/h

Cruise Speed

950km/h

Ferry Range

Range

685km

Ferry Range

2,200km

Service Ceiling

17,600m

Rate of Climb

180m/s

Fixed Weapons

3 x 30 mm NR-30 cannons (70 rounds per gun for wing guns, 55 rounds for fuselage gun)

Number of Hardpoints

Six (Three on each wing)

Air-to-Air Missiles

PL-2, PL-5

Air-to-Ground Missiles

250 kg low-drag general-purpose or anti-runway bombs, unguided rocket launchers

Drop Tankers

2 x 500l

Manufacturer

Shenyang Aircraft Corporation

Operators

People's Liberation Army Air Force, Pakistan Air Force, North Vietnam, North Korea Air Force and Bangladesh Air Force
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