Chengdu J-20 Mighty Dragon

1st Flight 2011

FC-20/FC-20A is a fourth generation fighter with high performance capabilities and multi-functioning abilities.

The FC-20/FC-20A is remarkably reliable, persistent, and highly manoeuvrable.

The new multi-fighter features a large operation radius, short take-off/landing distance, and strong attack capability.

The FC-20/FC-20A has remarkable manoeuvrability at low and medium altitudes, and excellent ground attack capabilities. It is used in air interception, to provide air cover, air patrols, and air-to-air combat missions.

In addition, the FC-20/FC-20A can perform battlefield air interdiction, close air support, battlefield sea attacks, and enemy ground target attack.

The FC-20/FC-20A employs air defence weapons systems and can attack all ship sizes.

Specifications

Crew: one (pilot)

Length: 20.4 m (66.8 ft)

Wingspan: 13.5 m (44.2 ft)

Wing area: 78 m2 (840 sq ft)

Empty weight: 19,391 kg (42,750 lb)

Gross weight: 32,092 kg (70,750 lb)

Max take-off weight: 37,013 kg (81,600 lb)

Fuel capacity: 11,340 kg (25,000 lb) internally

Powerplant: 2 × WS-10B or AL-31 FM2 afterburning turbofan, 140 or 145 kN (31,000 or 33,000 lb) with afterburner

Powerplant: 2 × Shenyang WS-15 afterburning turbofan, 180 kN (40,000 lb) with afterburner.

Performance

Maximum speed: Mach 2

Range: 6,000 km (3,700 mi, 3,200 nmi)

Combat range: 2,000 km (1,200 mi, 1,100 nmi)

Service ceiling: 20,000 m (66,000 ft)

G limits: +9/-3

Rate of climb: 304[141] m/s (59,800 ft/min)

Wing loading: 340 kg/m2 (69 lb/sq ft)

Thrust/weight: 0.92 (1.12 with loaded weight and 50% fuel) with AL-31FM2 (estimated)

Armament

Internal weapon bays

PL-10 short range AAM

PL-12 Medium Range AAM

PL-15 BVR long range AAM

PL-21 Long Range AAM

LS-6 Precision-guided bomb

External hardpoints

4× under-wing pylon capable of carrying drop tanks.

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