Nanchang Q-5/A-5 FANTAN
MANUFACTURED BY: NANCHANG AIRCRAFT CORP., PEOPLES REPUBLIC of CHINA
TYPE - STRIKE BOMBER
CREW - ONE PILOT OFFICER
ARM - SIX HARD POINTS - THREE ON EACH WING
FOUR BELLY HARD POINTS
4,400 POUNDS OF BOMBS AND ROCKETS
TWO 23 MM CANNON
RANGE - 400 MILES
WING SPAN - 31.8 FT.
LENGTH - 54.8 FT.
HEIGHT - 14.8 FT.
WEIGHT - 26,400 POUNDS TAKE OFF
ENGINE - TWO AFTERBURNING WP-6
GUIDANCE - GPS SUPPLIED BY ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL/GARMIN
HIGH FIX RADAR/ ALR-1 LASER DESIGNATOR
SPEED - 700 MPH
The Q-5 is equipped with the HIGH
FIX radar and imported navigation/attack systems. The Q-5 is used mainly to
assist ground forces with air strikes. This derivative of the J-6 fighter
originated in 1958 as a Shenyang design but was later assigned to Nanchang. A
small number of Q-5 have been modified to carry nuclear weapons. The aircraft is
considered the equal to similar western strike aircraft such as the Douglas
Skyhawk, and French Etendard.