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J-10 (Jian 10) Vigorous Dragon Multirole Tactical Fighter

Designer

Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute

Manufacturer

Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation

Operator

People's Liberation Army Air Force

Maiden Flight

1998 (single-seat aircraft), 2003 (dual-seat aircraft)

Entry into Service

2005

Number Built

80

Unit Cost

RMB190m ($27.84m)

Wingspan

8.78m

Length

14.57m

Height

4.78m

Wing Area

33m²

Empty Weight

9,750kg

Maximum External Load

4,500kg

Loaded Weight

14,250kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

19,277kg

J-10

1 x Saturn Lyulka AL-31FN

Saturn AL-31FN M1 Thrust

79kN, 123kN with afterburn

J-10 Super 10

1 x Salyut AL-31FN M1

Salyut AL-31FN M1 Thrust

132.5kN with afterburn

Internal Fuel Tanks Capacity

4,950l

Maximum Speed – High Altitude

Mach 1.9 (2,327km/h)

Maximum Speed – Sea Level

Mach 1.2 (1,470km/h)

Altitude

18,000m

Combat Radius

550km

Manoeuvrability, g Limits

-3g to +9g

Maximum Range

1,850km

Air-to-Air Missiles

Luoyang

AL-31 Turbojet Engine

Saturn Lyulka

C-802 Land Attack and Anti-Ship

Cheta
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