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  • Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
    5 00m 16ft 5in ACCOMMODATION Pilot only or two in tandem in F 22B ARMAMENT Internal long barrel GE M61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon Two side weapons bays can carry two AIM 9 Sidewinders each Ventral weapons bay can carry four AIM 120 Amraams or JDAM PGMs Four underwing hardpoints can carry a variety of weaponry HISTORY The next generation Lockheed Boeing F 22 is destined to become the United States premier fighter aircraft of the next century The F 22 resulted from the USAF s Advanced Tactical Fighter ATF program to develop a replacement for the F 15 Eagle In October 1986 the USAF selected Lockheed and Northrop to build two prototypes each of their respective ATF designs for evaluation allowing the subsequent selection of a single aircraft for full scale development At the same time competing engines for the ATF from General Electric YF120 and Pratt Whitney YF119 would be compared Lockheed teamed with General Dynamics and Boeing and their YF 22 flew for the first time on September 29 1990 The rival Northrop McDonnell Douglas YF 23 had earlier flown on August 27 The USAF announced its selection of the P W F119 powered F 22 in April 1991 Currently seven F 22As and two F 22B two seater development aircraft are funded and the first of these is due to fly in mid 1996 The USAF now plans to acquire 442 F 22s due to be funded from 1997 These will be delivered between 2000 and 2011 with an initial operational capability IOC planned for 2004 The F 22 is designed to defeat all current and projected fighters in air to air combat first look first kill while it will have a secondary precision ground attack function with PGMs The F 22 is designed to be extremely

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  • Fokker F28 Fellowship
    Mk 3000 Wing span 25 07m 82ft 3in length 27 40m 89ft 11 in height 8 47m 27ft 10in Wing area 79 00m 2 850sq ft Mk 4000 Same except for length 29 61 m 97ft 2in ACCOMMODATION Flightcrew of two Max passenger seating for 85 at five abreast in Mk 4000 or 65 in Mk 3000 Both marks offered with a 15 20 seat VIP interior OPERATORS Argentina Colombia Ecuador Gabon Ghana Indonesia Ivory Coast Malaysia Netherlands Peru Tanzania Togo HISTORY The commercially successful F28 Fellowship was Fokker s first jet engined design Small numbers have been acquired for military service mainly as VIP and government transports Fokker began development of the F28 in 1960 after perceiving a market requirement for a jet engined and greater capacity airliner to complement its turboprop powered F27 The first of three prototypes flew for the first time on May 9 1967 and customer deliveries were made from February 24 1969 The F28 was developed into a range of models starting with the initial production model the Mk 1000 The 1000 would typically seat between 55 and 65 and was powered by 44kN 9850lb Spey Mk 555 15 turbofans The Mk 2000 introduced a 2 21m 7ft 3in fuselage stretch increasing maximum seating to 79 The longer span 5000 and 6000 were based on the 1000 and 2000 respectively but attracted little sales interest and no 5000s and just two 6000s were built Another version that did not come to fruition was the Mk 6600 which would have been stretched by a further 2 21m 7ft 3in allowing for seating for 100 in a high density layout However the F28 does form the basis for the 100 seat Tay powered Fokker 100 two of which serve in the Ivory Coast as government transports

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  • General Dynamics F-111
    Max weapons load of 14 228kg 31 500lb including laser guided GBU 12 GBU 10 GBU 24 bombs electro optically guided GBU 15 bombs conventional bombs and AIM 9s OPERATORS Australia USA HISTORY Highly controversial and expensive at the time of its birth the F 111 nicknamed Aardvark has evolved into perhaps the world s most capable medium range strike bomber The F 111 was conceived in the early 1960s as the TFX a misguided attempt by the US Defense Department under Defense Secretary Robert McNamara to combine into a single aircraft the US Air Force s requirement for a new fighter bomber and the US Navy s need for a new air defence fighter First flight was on December 21 1964 The USN s overweight F 111B interceptor was cancelled in 1968 The Air Force s F 111 showed considerably more promise The F 111 was the first operational aircraft to feature swing wings and afterburning turbofans while in a clean configuration it could cruise supersonically without afterburner Other design features include a small internal bomb bay a cockpit escape capsule and terrain following radar Initially problems persisted with the complex swing wing mechanism and air inlets but these were eventually resolved USAF F 111 models comprise the initial production F 111 A the F 111E with revised air inlets the F 111D with digital avionics a first for a tactical fighter the F 111F with more powerful engines and improved analog avionics and the nuclear FB 111 strategic bomber with longer span wings and strengthened undercarriage In the early 1990s the FB 111s had their nuclear role removed becoming the F 111G Only the F 111F with upgraded digital avionics and Pave Tack pod in the bomb bay for autonomous laser guided bomb launching and the EF 111

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  • Lockheed F-117 Night Hawk
    laser guided bombs in internal weapons bay Can also carry AGM 65 Maverick or AGM 88 HARM ASMs and AIM 9 Sidewinder AAMs No provision for external stores carriage OPERATORS USA HISTORY Lockheed s Black Jet the F 117 Night Hawk was designed in utmost secrecy from the ground up as a stealthy attack fighter Development of the F 117 traces back to the mid 1970s when the US Air Force awarded Lockheed s Advanced Development Company Skunk Works a contract under the Have Blue program to develop an attack aircraft that would be very difficult to detect with radar Two XST Experimental Stealth Technology Have Blue prototypes were built and the first of these flew for the first time from Groom Lake in Nevada in December 1977 The two Have Blue demonstrators were powered by two small General Electric CJ610 turbojets and were similar in overall configuration to the ensuing F 117 except for inward canted tailplanes Both XSTs had crashed by 1980 Development of the operational F 117A began in November 1978 under the Senior Trend program with the first of five preproduction F 117s flying for the first time on June 18 1981 while the first of an eventual 59 production F 117As was delivered in August 1982 The F 117s were operated by the 4450 Tactical Group in complete secrecy at the remote Tonopah Test Range and all flights were undertaken at night It was not until late 1988 that the veil of secrecy surrounding the F 117 was lifted when the US Department of Defense confirmed the aircraft s existence and the type began flying daylight missions Today they equip they 37th Fighter Wing based in New Mexico The F 117 uses a range of features to defeat radar and to remain undetected or to

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  • McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    07m 56ft Oin height 4 66m 15ft 4in Wing area 37 2m2 400 Osq ft ACCOMMODATION Pilot only or two in tandem in F A 18B D ARMAMENT One M61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon F A 18C can carry 7030kg 15 500lb of ordnance including AIM 9 Sidewinder AIM 7 Sparrow and AIM 120 Amraam AAMs AGM 65 Maverick ASMs AGM 88 HARM anti radiation missiles AGM 84 Harpoon anti ship missiles bombs cluster bombs rockets and laser guided bombs OPERATORS Australia Canada Finland Kuwait Malaysia Spain Switzerland USA HISTORY Designed for both air to air and air to ground missions the multirole Hornet is a potent fighter and accurate attack aircraft In August 1974 the US Congress cancelled the US Navy s VFAX program for a new low cost lightweight multirole fighter and instead recommended that the service should study developments of the General Dynamics YF 16 and Northrop YF 17 developed for the US Air Force Neither of these companies had experience building carrier aircraft so McDonnell Douglas teamed with Northrop to offer a developed F 17 while Vought teamed with GD McDonnell Douglas with Northrop as a major associate major contractor from 1985 was selected to develop its enlarged YF 17 proposal on May 2 1975 Initially the aircraft was to be built in F 18 fighter and ground attack A 18 versions but the two roles were combined into the one airframe resulting in the F A 18 Hornet The first of 11 development Hornets first flew on November 18 1978 The F A 18 is bigger and heavier than the YF 17 Features include fly by wire an advanced cockpit with a HUD and HOTAS a multi mode Hughes APG 65 radar folding wingtips and two GE F404 turbofans The improved F A 18C first flew

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  • XAC JH-7
    reported that a further 80 to 90 Speys were being delivered in mid 2001 these possibly for JH 7A First identified JH 7 unit is PLA Naval Air Force 16th Bomber Regiment 6th Naval Air Division at Dachang Shanghai DESIGN FEATURES In same role and configuration class as Russian Sukhoi Su 24 Fencer High mounted wings with compound sweepback dog tooth leading edges and 7 anhedral twin turbofans with lateral air intakes all swept tail surfaces comprising large main fin single small ventral fin and low set all moving tailplane with anti flutter weights at tips small overwing fence at approximately two thirds span Wings have 47 30 sweepback on leading edges Quarter chord sweep angles approximately 45 on fin 55 on tailplane STRUCTURE Conventional all metal except for dielectric panels Plans to fit SF18 radar absorbent material revealed in early 1999 LANDING GEAR Retractable tricycle type with twin wheels on each unit Trailing link main units retract inward nose unit rearward POWER PLANT All aircraft so far built are powered by two licence built Xian WS9 or UK supplied Rolls Royce Spey Mk 202 turbofans each 91 2 kN 20 515 lb st with afterburning Centreline and outboard underwing stations plumbed for auxiliary fuel tanks Original intention to power production JH 7 with LM Liming WS6 turbofans of 71 1 kN 15 990 lb st dry rating 122 1 kN 27 445 lb st with afterburning abandoned as was licensed production of Russian alternative such as Saturn Lyulka AL 31F or SNECMA M53 P2 ACCOMMODATION Crew of two in tandem rear seat elevated HTY 4 ejection seats operable at speeds from zero to 540 kt 1 000 km h 621 mph and altitudes from S L to 20 000 m 65 600 ft Individual canopies hinged at rear and opening upward One piece wraparound windscreen on JH 7A AVIONICS FBC 1 Comms Short wave and ultra short wave transceivers of Italian origin Radar LETRI JL 10A Shen Ying J band pulse Doppler fire control radar search range 43 n miles 80 km 50 miles and tracking range 22 n miles 40 km 25 miles in look up mode or 29 n miles 54 km 34 miles and 17 n miles 32 km 20 miles respectively in look down mode Scans 60 in azimuth and can track four targets simultaneously Flight Automatic flight control system GPS INS navigation Instrumentation Includes No 603 Institute HUD and two other MFDs Mission AFCS linked to fire control system No 613 Institute helmet mounted sight Self defence Chaff flare dispenser at base of vertical tail omnidirectional RWR active and passive ECM ARMAMENT Twin barrel 23 mm gun with 200 rounds in starboard side of lower fuselage just forward of mainwheel bay JH 7 has fuselage centreline stores station plus two under each wing and rail for PL 5B PL 7 or similar close range air to air missile at each wingtip JH 7A has additional mid point station under each wing plus one on

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  • CAC FC-1 XIAOLONG
    about 150 but a Pakistani order is conditional upon AFDLA commitment which was still awaited in late 2003 however PLA Navy still said to be interested Pakistan reportedly to receive 12 from 2004 for familiarisation training A letter of intent for joint development by China and Pakistan was reportedly signed in February 1998 followed by signature of a joint development and production agreement in June 1999 First FC 1 rolled out 31 May 2003 and began low speed taxying trials 27 June followed by eight minute maiden flight first of two that day on 25 August and first official flight by then also bearing JF 17 markings 3 September 2003 all at Chengdu s Wenjiang Airport Pakistan news reports at that time indicated following timetable for that country s participation finalise MoU September 2003 sign contract December 2003 low rate initial production by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex from June 2004 to December 2005 begin full rate production January 2006 CUSTOMERS Envisaged for air forces of China and Pakistan initially but costed to be competitive in wider export market promoted to Bangladesh Egypt and Nigeria in 2003 Seen as potential replacement for Shenyang J 6 Chengdu J 7 Nanchang Q 5 Northrop F 5 and Dassault Mirage III 5 COSTS Development investment of some US 150 million by mid 2001 DESIGN FEATURES Agile light fighter Mid mounted delta wing with narrow wingroot strakes at leading edge leading edge manoeuvring flaps single turbofan engine side mounted twin intakes with splitter plates large intake trunks provide space for considerable internal fuel capacity Large main fin with dorsal fairing two smaller uncanted ventral fins FLYING CONTROLS Conventional hydraulic servo operated control of ailerons rudder and all moving tailplane initially with single analogue fly by wire system for back up provision for FBW to become primary

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  • GAIC JJ-7
    fuel tank aft of second cockpit Can provide full training syllabus for all J 7 F 7 versions plus much of that necessary for Shenyang J 8 FLYING CONTROLS As J 7 F 7 STRUCTURE As J 7 F 7 LANDING GEAR As J 7 F 7 POWER PLANT As F 7M Internal fuel tank arrangement as for F 7M but fuselage and wing total capacities are 1 880 and 560 litres respectively 496 5 and 148 US gallons 413 5 and 123 Imp gallons giving total capacity of 2 440 litres 644 5 US gallons 536 5 Imp gallons Internal capacity increased to 2 800 litres 740 US gallons 616 Imp gallons in FT 7P External drop tanks as for F 7M ACCOMMODATION Second cockpit in tandem with dual controls Canopies open sideways to starboard SYSTEMS Cockpits pressurised and air conditioned maximum differential 0 30 bar 4 4 lb sq in Hydraulic system pressure 207 bar 3 000 lb sq in flow rates 36 litres 9 51 US gallons 7 92 Imp gallons min in main system 4 litres 1 06 US gallons 0 88 Imp gallon min in standby system Pneumatic system pressure 49 bar 711 lb sq in Electrical power provided by QF 12C 12 kW engine driven starter generator 400 A static inverters tor 28 5 V DC power YX 1 oxygen system for crew De icing anti icing standard AVIONICS Comms Include CT 3M VHF com transceiver Other unidentified Chinese nav com avionics designated Type 222 Type 262 JT 2A and J7L Flight WL 7 radio compass and XS 6A marker beacon receiver FJ 1 flight data recorder ARMAMENT Single underwing pylon each side two on FT 7P for such stores as a PL 2B air to air missile an HF 5A 18 round launcher for 57 mm rockets or a bomb of up to 250 kg size can also be fitted with Type 23 3 twin barrel 23 mm gun in underbelly pack and HK 03E optical gunsight Gun mounted internally in FT 7P DIMENSIONS EXTERNAL AS F 7M except Length overall incl probe FT 7 14 87 m 48 ft 9 1 2 in FT 7P 15 47 m 50 ft 9 in WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS Weight empty equipped FT 7 5 519 kg 12 167 lb FT 7P 5 330 kg 11 750 lb Max fuel weight internal FT 7 1 891 kg 4 169 lb FT 7P approx 2 170 kg 4 784 lb external 558 kg 1 230 lb Max external stores load FT 7 1 187 kg 2 617 lb Normal T O weight with two PL 2 air to air missiles FT 7P 7 590 kg 16 733 lb Max T O weight FT 7 8 555 kg 18 860 lb FT 7P 9 550 kg 21 054 lb Max landing weight FT 7 6 096 kg 13 439 lb Max zero fuel weight FT 7 7 300 kg 16 094 lb Max wing loading FT 7 372

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