Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAIC) / Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) - China
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Chengdu J-10A production variant)
1 x Woshan WS-10A Taihang OR Saturn Lyulka AL-31FN afterburning turbofan engine developing 29,101lb of thrust with afterburning.
(2,336 kph | 1,261 kts)
(20,000 m | 12 mi)
(1,800 km | 3,334 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
1 x 23mm Type 23-2 internal automatic twin-barreled cannon.
Up to 9,900lb of external ordnance across 11 hardpoints (six underwing, five underfuselage).
PL-8, PL-9, PL-11, PL-12, and PL-15 Air-to-Air Missiles (AAMs).
PJ-9 and YJ-9K Air-to-Surface Missiles (ASMs).
LT-2 Laser-Guided Bombs (LGBs).
LS-6 glide bombs.
90mm Rocket Pods (unguided).
Conventional Drop Bombs.
2 x 212 gallon drop tanks (underwing) and 1 x 450 gallon drop tank (centerline).
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's maximum listed speed (1,452mph).
Graph average of 1,125 miles-per-hour.
Chengdu J-10A operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
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