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CNPMIEC FeiNn-6 (HongYing-6) / FN-6 (Flying Crossbow)

MAN-Portable, Air Defense System (MANPADS)

CNPMIEC FeiNn-6 (HongYing-6) / FN-6 (Flying Crossbow)

MAN-Portable, Air Defense System (MANPADS)

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CNPMIEC of China produced the lightweight FN-6 series MANPADS for use against low-flying aircraft.
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ORIGIN: China
YEAR: 1999
MANUFACTURER(S): China National Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CNPMIEC) - China
OPERATORS: Bangladesh; China; Cambodia; Iraq; Malaysia; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Sudan; Syria
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SPECIFICATIONS



Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. * Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Passive InfraRed Homing
CALIBER(S)*: 72mm
SIGHTS: Integrated Optics
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Series Model Variants
• FenNu-6 "HongYing-6" - Base Series Designation
• FN-6 "Flying Crossbow" - Alternative Designation
• FN-16
• HN-6
• FN-6A
• FB-6A
• ZBL-09 ADS


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Detailing the development and operational history of the CNPMIEC FeiNn-6 (HongYing-6) / FN-6 (Flying Crossbow) MAN-Portable, Air Defense System (MANPADS).  Entry last updated on 10/19/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The FeiNU-6 (FN-6 or HongYinh-6) is an indigenously-designed and produced third generation man-portable Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system of China. The weapon is similar in battlefield scope to the American FIM-92 "Stinger" and Russian 9K338 "Igla" series shoulder-launched missile products. The Chinese FN-6 relies on passive infrared to achieve its engagement, tracking and destruction of low-flying aircraft, primarily helicopters and attack aircraft. Its name translates to "Flying Crossbow".

Overall weight of the FN-6 (complete system) is approximately 16 kilograms with a running length of 1,500mm and caliber of 72mm. Maximum firing range is 6,000 meters while the missile can reach up to 3,800 meters, flying at speeds nearing 600 meters-per-second while propelled by a single-stage solid-fueled rocket motor.

The base FN-6 MANPAD family has since grown to include several related forms: The FN-16 debuted in late 2008 as an improved product with increased accuracy and reliability. The HN-6 has come along supporting new optics and Fire Control System (FCS). Performance has, once again, been improved through this new mark. The FN-6A has been forged as part of a vehicle-mounted, turret-operated variant supported by a 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) for local defense. The ZBL-09 ADS is a similar-minded Air Defense System (ADS) revealed in late 2012 relying on the FN-16 missile (tube-launched) system coupled to a 30mm Gatling-style autocannon.




It has been widely reported that the FN-6 has seen its baptism of fire in the hands of Free Syrian Army forces in the years-long Syrian Civil War (2011-Present). It is responsible for the downing of at least one Syrian Air Force helicopter (an Mil Mi-8 transport). In Iraq, ISIS fighters have also been credited with downing an Iraqi Army Mil Mi-35 gunship with a Chinese-made FN-6.

Beyond China, the FN-6 system has been officially taken into service by the forces of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines and Sudan.








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