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


MAN-Portable, Air Defense System (MANPADS) (1999)


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CNPMIEC of China produced the lightweight FN-6 series MANPADS for use against low-flying aircraft.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/19/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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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.
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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.

Specifications



Service Year
1999

Origin
China national flag graphic
China

Classification


MAN-Portable, Air Defense System (MANPADS)


China National Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CNPMIEC) - China
National flag of Bangladesh National flag of China National flag of Iraq National flag of Malaysia National flag of Pakistan National flag of Peru National flag of the Philippines National flag of Sudan National flag of Syria Bangladesh; China; Cambodia; Iraq; Malaysia; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Sudan; Syria
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Anti-Aircraft
Ability to engage low-flying aerial threats.


Overall Length
1,500 mm
59.06 in
Barrel Length
1,500 mm
59.06 in
Empty Wgt
35.27 lb
16.00 kg
Sights


Integrated Optics


Action


Passive InfraRed Homing

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


72mm

Rounds / Feed


Single-Shot
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
12,464 ft
(3,799 m | 4,155 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
6
rds/min
Muzzle Velocity
1,970 ft/sec
(600 m/sec)


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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