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Nanchang Q-5 Ground Attack Aircraft

Maiden Flight

July 1965

Entry into Service

1970

Numbers Built

1000

Length

16.74m

Wingspan

9.8m

Height

4.51m

Wing Area

27.95m²

Length

15.65m

Wingspan

9.68m

Height

4.33m

Empty Weight

6,375kg

Maximum Take-off Weight

11,830kg

Loaded Weight

9,486kg

Type

Shenyang WP-6 turbojet engines

Number of Engines

Two

Dry Thrust

25.5kN

Thrust After Burner

31.87kN

Maximum Speed

1210km/h

Cruise Speed

910km/h

Service Ceiling

16,000m

Range

2,000km

Rate of Climb

103m/s

Guns

2× Norinco Type 23-2K 23 mm (0.906 in) cannon, 100 rounds per gun

Number of Hardpoints

10 with a capacity of 2,000 kg

Rockets

57 mm, 90 mm, 130 mm unguided rocket pods

Missiles

PL-2, PL-5, PL-7 air-to-air missiles

Bombs

50 kg, 150 kg, 250 kg, 500 kg unguided bombs BL755 cluster bombs Matra Durandal anti-runway bombs

Manufacturer

Hongdu Aircraft Industry Group

Operators

PLA Air Force, Myanmar Air Force, Sudanese Air Force, Pakistan Air Force, North Korean Air Force, and Bangladesh Air Force

Contractors/Suppliers

Engine: Shenyang Aero Industry corporation Receiver : Marker Beacon
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