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AVIC – Xi’an JH-7 / FBC-1 Flying Leopard
JH-7 is a dual seat, multi-mission, all-weather, supersonic fighter bomber.
It is capable of long-range air-to-surface strike with high precision and self-defense capability.
Besides carpet bombing, it can also launch stand-off attack against medium or large maritime vessels and ground tactical target’s.
22.32 m (73 ft 3 in)
12.8 m (42 ft 0 in)
6.22 m (20 ft 5 in)
42.2 m2 (454 sq ft)
14,500 kg (31,967 lb)
Max take-off weight
28,475 kg (62,777 lb)
2 × Xian WS-9 Qinling turbofan engines, 54.29 kN (12,200 lbf) thrust each dry
91.26 kN (20,520 lbf) with afterburner
1,808 km/h (1,123 mph, 976 kn)
1,760 km (1,090 mi, 950 nmi) with one in-flight refueling
900 km (560 mi; 490 nmi) without refueling
16,000 m (52,000 ft)
1× 23mm twin-barrel GSh-23L auto cannon, 300 rounds
9 in total (6× under-wing, 2× wing-tip, 1× under-fuselage)
with a capacity of 9,000 kg (20,000 lb) external fuel and ordnance,
57mm/90mm unguided rocket pods
Laser guided bombs
Satellite guided bombs.
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