AVIC-Guizhou JL-9 & FTC-2000

The Guizhou JL-9, also known as the FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle, is a family of two-seat supersonic advanced jet trainer and light combat aircraft developed by the Guizhou Aviation Industry Import/Export Company for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and the People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force .

The FTC-2000 is developed from the JJ-7/FT-7, the two seat trainer version of Chengdu J-7, the Chengdu J-7 is a Chinese variant of Mig-21.

The FTC-2000 uses a new wing, a forward fuselage with side air intakes, and a glass cockpit; the engine, empennage, and mechanical controls of the JJ-7/FT-7 are retained.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

14.555 m (47 ft 9 in) excluding nose-probe

Wingspan

8.32 m (27 ft 4 in)

Height

4.105 m (13 ft 6 in)

Wing area

26.15 m2 (281.5 sq ft)

Gross weight

7,800 kg (17,196 lb) clean

7,900 kg (17,417 lb) normal

Max take-off weight

9,800 kg (21,605 lb)

Fuel capacity

2,000 kg (4,409 lb) internal + up to 1,302 kg (2,870 lb) in external tanks

Powerplant

1 × Guizhou Liyang WP-13F (C) afterburning turbojet,

43.15 kN (9,700 lbf) thrust dry,

63.25 kN (14,220 lbf) with afterburner

Performance

Maximum speed

1,100 km/h (680 mph, 590 kn)

Unstick and touchdown speed

260 km/h (160 mph; 140 kn)

Minimum flying speed

210 km/h (130 mph; 110 kn)

Cruise speed

870 km/h (540 mph, 470 kn)

Stall speed

125 km/h (78 mph, 67 kn)

Range

863 km (536 mi, 466 nmi) on internal fuel

Ferry range

2,400 km (1,500 mi, 1,300 nmi) with maximum internal and external fuel

Endurance

3 hours

Service ceiling

16,000 m (52,000 ft)

G limits

+8 -3

Rate of climb

150 m/s (30,000 ft/min) at sea level

Wing loading

374.8 kg/m2 (76.8 lb/sq ft)

Thrust/weight

0.00645 kN/kg (0.658 lbf/lb)

Take-off run

400–500 m (1,312–1,640 ft)

Landing run

700 m (2,297 ft)

Armament

Guns

1x 23mm cannon

Hardpoints

5 with a capacity of 2,000 kg (4,409 lb) maximum,

Other

Up to 3 x fuel tanks

Missiles

Typically 2x PL-8 AAMs on inboard pylons + 2x PL-9 AAMs on outboard pylons.

 

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