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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.