The Chengdu J-10 fighter jet is a Chinese multirole aircraft. It was developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group in the early 1990s, and entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) in 2002. The FC-1’s name, “Fierce Dragon”, derives from an old saying that a fierce dragon will appear as soon as it rains. This is also reflected on its red tail design which symbolizes fire and power of dragons.

Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group
2007 to: Present
US$15 million (2016)
Aselsan ASELPOD, Indra Systems ALQ-500P, Airborne Pulse Doppler Fire-Control Radar - KLJ-7V2.
1x 1 X Klimov RD-93 afterburning turbofan
19,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
734 knots
1,359 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
1,300 Nautical Miles
2,408 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
5.76 nautical mile / gallon
2.818 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
55,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
59000 feet / minute
299.72metre / second
Take Off Distance:
113 metre - 370.73 feet
Landing Distance:
165 metre - 541.33 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
12,700 Kg
27,998 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
3,000 Kg
6,614 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
615 gallon
2,328 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
2 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
Cabin Width:
Cabin Length:
Exterior Length:
14.93 metre - 48.98 feet
Tail height:
4.77 metre - 15.65 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
9.44 metre - 30.97 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

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The Chengdu J-10 is a lightweight, single-engine multirole fighter jet designed and produced by the China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group. The aircraft is powered by a single Russian Klimov RD33 vernier engine or Chinese WS9 turbofan engine. The J-10 was developed as an air superiority fighter for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) in response to Taiwan’s purchase of F-16C/D Block 50/52 fighters from the United States.

The FC-1 has been exported to many countries such as Pakistan, Ecuador, Venezuela and Nigeria but there are no known exports to or imports from the United States yet. China hopes that this export success will help make their country more respected on an international level.

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