Shenyang FC-31 Gyrfalcon

1st Flight 2012

The FC-31, also known as the J-31 or J-35 is a fifth generation multi role fighter developed for the international market.

With excellent combined operation effectiveness and independent intellectual property rights, it adopts a normal configuration – single seat, twin engine, outward tilted twin vertical tail and all movable horizontal tail, with big s-inlet on its both sides and a built-in weapons pod.

Features

a) High survival rate: low radar observability, low IR radiation, excellent ECM, and low vulnerability;

b) Multi mission capabilities: strong target detection and integrated outside information capability, outstanding status sensing and information sharing capability, beyond visual range (BVR) multi target attacking and large off-bore sight all directional combat capability, accurate air-surface strike capability, and complicated weather conditions and vast region operation adaptability;

c) Excellent integrated logistics capability;

d) High cost performance.

Specifications

Crew: one (pilot)

Length: 16.9 m (55 ft 5 in)

Wingspan: 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)

Height: 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)

Wing area: 40 m2 (430 sq ft)

Max take-off weight: 28,000 kg (61,729 lb) 

Powerplant: 2 × RD-93 afterburning turbofans, 85 kN (19,000 lbf) thrust each

Powerplant: 2 × WS-13E afterburning turbofans, 101.85 kN (22,450 lbf) thrust each

Maximum speed: 2,200 km/h (1,400 mph, 1,200 kn)

Maximum speed: Mach 1.8

Combat range: 1,250 km (780 mi, 670 nmi) on internal fuel, or 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) with external tanks

Armament

Hardpoints: 6 x external, and internal bay, with a capacity of up to 8,000 kilograms (18,000 lb), including 2,000 kilograms (4,400 lb) internally

Missiles:

Air-to-air missiles:

12 x medium-range

Air-to-ground missiles:

8 x supersonic

Bombs:

8 × 500 kg deep-penetration bombs

30 x smaller bombs.

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