SHENYANG J-8 FINBACK
MANUFACTURED BY: SHENYANG AIRCRAFT CORP., PEOPLES REPUBLIC of CHINA
TYPE - INTERCEPTOR
CREW - ONE PILOT OFFICER
ARM - SIX WING HARD POINTS ONE BELLY HARD POINT
TWO 30 MM CANNON
RANGE - 500 MILES
WING SPAN - 30.7 FT.
LENGTH - 67.4 FT.
HEIGHT - 17.9 FT.
WEIGHT - 33,700 POUNDS TAKE OFF
ENGINE - TWO AFTERBURNING WP13A
GUIDANCE - GPS SUPPLIED BY ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL/GARMIN
IZMRUD AIR TO AIR RADAR
SPEED - 1500 MPH OR MACH 2.1 AT ALTITUDE
The Shenyang J-8 is the first PLAAF produced fighter jet. The J-8 is based on
a twin-engine design of the Russian made MiG-21/J-7 and is equipped with a
Izmrud intercept radar. The J-8 is considered a classic "interceptor" in that it
is not designed for dog-fighting with superior western fighter jets but is
intended to intercept long range bombers in a defensive role. The J-8 is
comparable in performance and specifications to the Sukhoi SU-15 FLAGON.