AVIC-CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder

This new-generation light multi-role fighter is jointly developed by China and Pakistan to meet the demands of modern air force for its development and replacement of the previous fleets.

Equipped with state of the art systems and weapons, the FC-1/JF-17 has BVR air combat capability as well as powerful air-to-surface attack capability.

In addition, it offers customers a high cost-efficiency solution of affordable advanced fighter.

Specifications

Crew

1 (single-seat)

Or

2 (dual-seat)

Length

14.93 m (49 ft 0 in)

Wingspan

9.44 m (31 ft 0 in)

Height

4.77 m (15 ft 8 in)

Wing area

24.43 m2 (263.0 sq ft)

Empty weight

6,586 kg (14,520 lb)

Max take-off weight

12,700 kg (27,999 lb)

Fuel capacity

2,330 kg (5,137 lb) internal fuel

1 x 800 kg (1,764 lb) centreline drop tank

2 x 800 kg (1,764 lb)

Or

1,100 kg (2,425 lb) underwing drop tanks

Payload

4,600 kg (10,100 lb) external stores

Powerplant

1 × Klimov RD-93MA after burning turbo fan with digital electronic engine control (DEEC), 50.4 kN (11,300 lbf) thrust dry,

85.6 kN (19,200 lbf) with after burner

Performance

Maximum speed

1,909 km/h (1,186 mph, 1,031 kn)

Maximum speed

Mach 1.6

Cruise speed

1,359 km/h (844 mph, 734 kn)

Stall speed

150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)

Range

2,500 km (1,600 mi, 1,300 nmi)

Combat range

1,352 km (840 mi, 730 nmi)

Ferry range

3,500 km (2,200 mi, 1,900 nmi) with 3 external drop tanks

Service ceiling

16,500 m (54,100 ft)

G limits

+8/-3 (limited by flight control system)

Rate of climb

300 m/s (59,000 ft/min)

Thrust/weight

0.95 with RD-93 (with 50% internal fuel and 2*SRAAM) ,0.97 with WS-13 engine

Armaments

Guns

1 × 23 mm GSh-23-2 twin-barrel cannon

Or

1 × 30 mm GSh-30-2 twin-barrel cannon

Hardpoints

7

(2 × wing-tip, 4 × underwing, 1 × under-fuselage)

With capacity for dual ejector racks on each underwing hardpoint

Missiles

Air-to-air missiles

Air-to-surface missiles

Anti-ship missiles

Bombs

Unguided bombs

Guided bombs

Range Extension Kit (GPS/INS guided bomb)

GDJ-II19 dual ejector rack

Counter measures

(Flares, Chaff)

Up to 3 external drop tanks (1 x 800 kg (1,764 lb)

Centreline drop tank, 2 x 800 kg (1,764 lb)

Or

1,100 kg (2,425 lb) underwing drop tanks for extended range/loitering time.

 

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