CHENGDU F-7N FIGHTER.
The F-7 is a single-engine, lightweight fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China. Its design is based on its predecessor, the MiG-21 aircrat. Its single engine provide 16,000 pounds of thrust, which enable the F-7N to exceed speeds of Mach 2.1.
CLASS : 3.4 Generation.
ROLE : Fighter or interceptor aircraft.
Ground attack missions.
The F-7 has been designed to perform ground attack missions in all weather conditions. It can climb to higher altitudes with its delta wings at transonic and supersonic speeds. The aircraft also features a small-sized airframe fitted with a powerful engine.It is suitable only for point air defence due to its short-range attacking capability.
The aircraft is equipped with an efficient avionics system which includes a GEC-Marconi Avionics HUDWAC (head-up display and weapon aiming computer) plus GARMIN global positioning and bombing navigation systems. It is also equipped with a Super Skyranger radar, an FIAR Grifo-7 mkII radar (export) and a Type 226 PD radar.
CREW : One.
LENGTH : 14.88m
WING AREA : 23m²
EMPTY WEIGHT : 5,292kg
LOADED WEIGHT : 7,680kg
Powered by a single Liyang Wopen-13F/WP-7 turbojet engine the J-7’s engine produces 44.1kN of dry thrust, while its afterburner thrust is 65.17kN. The developer of the WP-7 turbojet engine is Shenyang Aero Engine Factory.
ENGINE : Liyang Wopen – 13F (R-13-300)
NUMBER OF ENGINES : ONE
The F-7 can climb at the rate of 155m/s, while the maximum and cruise speeds of the aircraft are 2,120km/h and 1,200km/h respectively. Its combat range is 850km. The ferry range of the F-7 is 2,000km and the aircraft can fly to a maximum altitude of 17,800m.
The take-off and landing distances of the aircraft are 800m and 750m respectively. The aircraft weighs around 5,292kg and its maximum take-off weight is 9,100kg.
THRUST : 44.1kN
MAX SPEED : 2,120 km/h ( Twice the speed of sound )
CRUISE SPEED : 1,200 km/h
COMBAT RANGE : 850 km
FERRY RANGE : 2,000 km
SERVICE CEILING : 17,800 m
The F-7 is armed with two 30mm cannons, which can fire munitions at the rate of 60 rounds a minute. The aircraft has five hardpoints, four of which are located under the two wings and one beneath the centreline fuselage section. It can carry a payload of up to 2,000kg.
GUNS : 2x30mm Type 30-1 cannon, 60 rounds per gun.
NUMBER OF HARDPOINTS : Five
ROCKETS : 55mm rocket pod (12 round), 90mm rocket pod (7rounds)
BOMBS : 50 kg to 500 kg unguided bombs