Specifications for the
Chengdu J-7 / F-7
Interceptor / Strike Fighter
Focus Model: Chengdu J-7 / F-7
Country of Origin: China
Manufacturer: Shengyang / Chengdu - China
Initial Year of Service: 1980
Production Total: 2,450
Length: 48.82 ft (14.88 m)
Width: 27.30 ft (8.32 m)
Height: 13.48ft (4.11 m)
Weight (Empty): 11,684 lb (5,300 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 20,062 lb (9,100 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Liyang WP-13F turbojet engine with afterburner developing 14,550lbs of thrust.
Maximum Speed: 1,367 mph (2,200 kmh; 1,188 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,367 miles (2,200 km)
Service Ceiling: 57,415 ft (17,500 m; 10.9 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 38,400 feet-per-minute (11,704 m/min)
1 OR 2 x 30mm Type 30-1 internal cannons (depending on produciton model).
Air-to-air and air-to-surface external ordnance across two or four underwing hardpoints. Munitions include air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground rocket pods and conventional drop bombs.
J-7 - Base Series Designation; original production versions; 12 examples completed by Shengyang; 1 x 30mm cannon.
J-7I - Improved J-7; production by Chengdu; 2 x 30mm cannons; 2 x underwing hardpoints.
J-7I (Modified) - Improved hydraulics system
J-7II - Improved J-7I model; 2 x 30mm cannons; WP-7B engine.
J-7IIA - Improved J-7II; outfitted with Western-centric avionics suite; HUD.
J-7IIM - Modernization to F-7M standard
J-7IIH - Improved J-7II; improved strike capability; MFD; support for PL-8 AA missile.
J-7IIK - Modernization to J-7MP standard
J-7III - MiG-21MF copy; JL-7 fire control radar; modern avionics; WP-13 engine.
J-7B - Revised canopy
J-7BS - 4 x underwing hardpoints
J-7E - Improved J-7II of late 1980s; double-delta wing assemblies; WF-13F engine; Super Skyranger radar facility; HOTAS.
J-7EB - Acrobatic Mount for public displays
J-7EH - Maritime patrol variant with support for anti-ship ordnance.
J-7FS - Technology Demonstrator
J-7G - Improved J-7E; new KLJ-6E PD radar facility; improved engine performance; helmet-mounted sights; 1 x 30mm cannon.
J-7G2 - Improved J-7G with advanced radar facility.
J-7GB - Acrobatic mount for public display
J-7M - Technology Demonstrator
J-7MF - Proposed modernized J-7FS; underfuselage intake; positional wing canards.
J-7MG - Proposed export model to Western-aligned customers; outfitted with Super Skyranger adar; Martin-Baker ejection seat.
J-7MP - Upgraded J-7MG models; AIM-9 Siewinder capability.
J-7PG - Outfitted with Italian radar facility
JJ-7 - Twin-seat trainer mount by Guizhou
JJ-7I - MiG-21US twin-seat trainer
JJ-7II - JJ-7I outfitted with Rockwell Collins avionics suite.
JL-9 (FTC-2000) - Modern twin-seat trainer based on JJ-7 by GAIC.
JZ-7 - J-7 reconnaissance mount
J-7 (Drone) - J-7I-based unmanned drones
F-7II - AExport J-7IIA
F-7IIN - Zimbabwe F-7M models
F-7III - Export J-7III
J-7IIIA - Improved F-7III for export
F-7A - Albania and Tanzania export models
F-7B - J-7II export model
F-7BG - Bangladesh export model
F-7BG1 - Upgraded Bangladesh export model
F-7BS - J-7BS export model
F-7D - J-7IIIA export model
F-7M "Airguard" - Improved J-7II for export; Western equipment and avionics.
F-7MB - Bangldesh export model
F-7MF - Proposed J-7MF export model with Italian radar.
F-7MG - J-7MG export model
F-7MP - J-7MP export model
F-7N - Iranian F-7MP export model
F-7P - Modernized Pakistani Air Force export model
F-7PG - Pakistani Air Force export model
F-7W - J-7 export model with HUD
FT-7 - JJ-7 export model
FT-7A - MiG-21U export conversion package
FT-7B - JJ-7II export trainer model
FT-7M - F-7M trainer for export
FT-7P - F-7MP/F-7P trainer for export
FT-7PG - FT-7 trainer for export
F-7S "Saber II" - Proposed Grumman revision of F-7M for Pakistani Air Force; cancelled.
F-7 "Super-7" - British-originated upgrade program.
Albania; Bangladesh; China; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nigeria; North Korea; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Yemen; Zimbabwe