posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 09:07 PM
Originally posted by waynos
I still don't see where twice the range comes from though?
The magazine basically did educated guesses on the range with consideration from similar systems like the LAVI and F-16.
The magazine claims the J-10 has a internal fuel load of 9,850lb of fuel, while the F-16 has 6,845lb of fuel. Add this to the 12% increase in range
because of extra lift and thats about 1110km more range?
And as you must have known I'm an admirer of the J-10 and have defended it on here many times, but this range figure seems wrong is
I also think the article has exaggerated these figures a little, but when you consider the F-16XL and its increases of range, it seems plausible.
Although the F-16XL has a much bigger wing area and carries more fuel. I didn't think you were making bad points or being agressive at all, your an
admirer of aircraft and seem to have no agenda at all. Very un-biased opinion
Length - 54 ft
Wingspan - 37 ft 2 in
Height - 15 ft 6 in
Wing area - 490 ft²
Internal fuel - 4460kg
Here is the F-16 dimensions from wikipedia
Length - 49 ft 5 in
Wingspan - 32 ft 8 in
Height - 16 ft
Wing area - 300 ft²
Internal fuel - 3105 kg
Length - 54 ft 2 in
Wingspan - 34 ft 3 in
Height - 17 ft 7 in
Wing area - 633 ft2
Internal fuel - 5600kg (?)
[edit on 28-10-2006 by chinawhite]