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Xian JH-7 Fighter Bomber Aircraft

Role

Fighter Bomber Aircraft

Crew

Two (pilot and weapons operator)

Country

China

Maiden Flight

December 1988

Introduced

1992

Numbers Built

70

Length

21m

Wingspan

12.8m

Height

6.22m

Empty Weight

14,500kg

Maximum Take-off Weight

28,475kg

Payload Weight

9,000kg

Type

Xian WS9 (a license-built Spey Mk202) afterburning turbofan engines

Number of Engines

Two

Dry Thrust

54.29kN

Thrust After Burner

91.26kN

Maximum Speed

1,808km/h

Cruise Speed

903km/h

Range

1,759km

Ferry Range

3700km

Service Ceiling

16,000m

Guns

1× 23mm twin-barrel GSh-23L auto cannon, 300 rounds

Number of Hardpoints

9

Rockets

57mm or 90mm unguided rocket pods

Air to Air Missiles

PL-5, PL-8, PL-9

Anti-ship Missiles

Yingji-8K, Yingji-82K

Anti-radiation Missiles

Yingji-91

Bombs

Unguided bombs and Laser-guided bombs
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