Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chinese Shenyang J-11 fighter jets

The Shenyang J-11 (Chinese: 歼-11) is a single-seat, twin-engine, jet fighter, whose airframe is based on the Soviet-designed Sukhoi Su-27. It is currently manufactured by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) of China (PRC) is the sole operator of the aircraft.

The base J-11/A is a fourth-generation jet fighter which, like its Sukhoi brethren, is intended as a direct competitor to Western fourth generation fighters.
The J-11 was born in 1995 as a Chinese version of the Soviet-designed Sukhoi Su-27SK after China secured a $2.5 billion production agreement which licensed China to build 200 Su-27SK aircraft using Russian-supplied kits. Under the terms of the agreement, these aircraft would be outfitted with Russian avionics, radars and engines.

In mid-2002, the J-11B variant was unveiled. It incorporates various Chinese material modifications and upgrades to the airframe in addition to the inclusion of domestic Chinese technologies such as radar, avionics suites and weaponry. In 2004, Russian media reported that Shenyang co-production of the basic J-11 was halted after around 100 examples were built.
General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 21.9 m (71 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.70 m (48 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 5.92 m (19 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 62.04 m² (667.8 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 16,380 kg (36,115 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 23,926 kg (52,747 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 33,000 kg (73,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lyulka AL-31F or Woshan WS-10A "Taihang" turbofans
    • Dry thrust: 75.22 kN / 89.17 kN (16,910 lbf / 20,050 lbf) [39] each
    • Thrust with afterburner: 123 kN / 132 kN (27,495 lbf / 29,700 lbf) [40] each
  • Fuel capacity: 9,400 kg (20,724 lb) internally[41]

Performance
  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.35 (2,500 km/h, 1,550 mph) at altitude
  • Range: 3,530 km (2,070 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 19,000 m (62,523 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 300 m/s (60,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 371.0 kg/m² (76 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight:
    • Dry: 0.66
    • With afterburner: 1.07
  • G-limit: 9 g
Armament