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Chinese FC-31/J-31 General Specs

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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:20 AM
Four hardpoints on internal weapons bay and six external hardpoints plus one gun.

General characteristics

Length: 16.8 m (55 ft 1.42 in)
Wingspan: 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)
Height: 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)
Gross weight: 17,600 kg (38,801 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 25,000 kg (55,115 lb)
Powerplant: 88 kN (19,783 lbf) thrust each


Maximum speed: Mach 1.8
Service ceiling: 16 km (52, 493 ft)
G-load: +9/-3 g
Combat radius: 1,200 km (647 nmi)
Take-off distance: 400 m (1312 ft)
Landing distance: 600 m (1968 ft)
Weapons load: 8 tons (16,000 lb)
Airframe life: 6000-8000 hours


posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:40 AM
a reply to: anzha

Just to add, here's some pics of the J-31.

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:49 AM
a reply to: Sammamishman

Too bad there's no respectable tag we can give some of the knockoff or equivalent designs from the Chinese we have been able to with the Russians: AMRAAM*ski*, for example.

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:54 AM
It will probably perform like every other Chinese knockoff.

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 11:02 AM
Not saying the J-31 is intended to compete directly with the F-35A but here are some of the F-35A's specs just for fun:

General characteristics:

Length: 50.5 ft (15.67 m)
Wingspan: 35 ft (10.7 m)
Height: 14.2 ft[N 5] (4.33 m)
Wing area: 460 ft² (42.7 m²)
Empty weight: 29,098 lbs (13,199 kg)
Loaded weight: 49,540 lbs (22,470 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 70,000 lbs (31,800 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney F135 afterburning turbofan
Dry thrust: 28,000 lbf (125 kN)
Thrust with afterburner: 43,000 lbf (191 kN)
Internal fuel capacity: 18,498 lb (8,382 kg)


Maximum speed: Mach 1.6+ (1,200 mph, 1,930 km/h) (tested to Mach 1.61)
Range: 1,200 nmi (2,220 km) on internal fuel
Combat radius: 613 nmi (1,135 km) on internal fuel
Wing loading: 107.7 lb/ft² (526 kg/m²; 745 kg/m² max loaded)
With full fuel: 0.87
With 50% fuel: 1.07
Maximum g-load: 9 g

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 11:06 AM
a reply to: anzha

Not tham I'm into planes that much (ufos :roll
but it looks a bit like that American plane. Is it F35?

posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 02:10 PM
a reply to: Sammamishman

Anyone else think they're building 4th gen aircraft in 5th gen bodies?

Kind of looks like an f-15/35 hybrid. Two engines and reduced weight with similar thrust/performance? Eh these Chinese planes are like that girl you see every day, looks good, but is always alone; something is off-putting.

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