Chengdu J-9

Chengdu J-9

was a designation assigned to a Chinese interceptor aircraft that never progressed beyond initial studies. The J-9 designation is frequently confused with the much later Chengdu FC-1 fighter which is sometimes informally referred to as J-9 by aviation enthusiasts.

Role : Interceptor
Manufacturer : Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation
Designed by : Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute
First flight : 1975
Status : Project abandoned in 1980
Primary user : People’s Liberation Army Air Force

The new J-9 design had air intakes on the fuselage sides featuring variable inlet geometry to alter the compression mixture. J-9 have WS-6 turbofan engine with 12,400 kgf (27,000lbf) afterburning thrust, and featured a Type 205 radar (with a search range of about 70 km) and four PL-4 radar-guided air-to-air missiles.

Chengdu J-9 Specifications

  • Contractors: Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG)
  • Length: 18 m
  • Weight: 13,000 kg
  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.8
  • Combat radius: 2,000 km
  • Service ceiling: 28,000 m
  • Rate of climb: 220 m/s
  • Armament:
    • Guns: 2× 23 mm Type 23-III cannon
    • Missiles: 4× PL-4A/B air-to-air missiles
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