XIAN FH-7 - SUPERSONIC NUCLEAR STRIKE BOMBER
MANUFACTURED BY: XIAN AIRCRAFT CORP., PEOPLES REPUBLIC of CHINA
TYPE - SUPERSONIC STRIKE BOMBER
CREW - TWO IN TANDEM PILOT/WEAPONS OFFICER
ARM - SIX HARD POINTS - THREE ON EACH WING, ONE BELLY HARD
POINT AND WING-TIP HARD POINTS FOR AIR TO AIR MISSILES
TOTAL 14,000 LB. EXTERNAL STORES INCLUDING C.802 MISSILES,
CONVENTIONAL OR NUCLEAR FREE-FALL BOMBS
RANGE - 1,900 MILES
WING SPAN - 41.65 FT.
LENGTH - 73.22 FT.
HEIGHT - 21.56 FT.
WEIGHT - 62,000 POUNDS TAKE OFF
ENGINE - TWO AFTERBURNING WS-9 (ROLLS ROYCE SPEY BUILT ON LICENSE)
GUIDANCE - GPS SUPPLIED BY ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL
INERTIAL AND SAR RADAR - ADVANCED VERSIONS TO BE
EQUIPPED WITH LASER DESIGNATOR AND FLIR
SPEED - 750 MPH OR MACH 1.7 AT ALTITUDE
The FH-7 (FBC-1 export version) is a twin engine, swept-wing, super-sonic two seat, all weather attack bomber, equipped with American GPS bombing - navigation and powered by licensed copies of the British Rolls Royce Spey engine. The all weather FBC-1 ROCKWELL GPS bombing system will eventually be upgraded with Chinese made Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and an infra-red night vision pod.
Chinese engineers bragged that the FBC-1 was designed with CAD (computer aided design) techniques on U.S. built super computers. The computers were provided through the China Flight Test Establishment at Xian University.