At the beginning of the 1980s, the equipment of the PLAAF was still relatively backward. The main fighters in the Air Force were the J-7 fighter and a small number of J-8 fighter planes. Compared with the third-generation fighter planes that had been heavily equipped in the world at that time, the main combat equipment of the Chinese Air Force was almost an era behind.
However, at that time, China was in the "honeymoon period" with Europe and the United States, and the Chinese Air Force wanted to import the third-generation advanced fighter directly from Europe and the United States, with two main objectives: the French Mirage 2000 fighter and the United States F-16 fighter.
In order to meet the policy requirements of President Carter, the performance indicators of the F-16/79 were set between the F-5 "Tiger" light fighter and the F-16A fighter, and the performance indicators of the air-optimized guided fighter with some simple ground-attack capability, load and range could not reach the level of the U.S. military's own version.
But for some reasons, China refused to purchase US-made F-16/79 fighter jets.
PL-8 II missile×4
AG6:Trop all weapons
Happy Spring Festival🥰🥰🥰
PS: This plane cost my nearly six month and it is my last work before I became an adult, I will celebrate my 18th birthday in a weekXD
- Predecessor F-16 79
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 39.3ft (12.0m)
- Length 53.9ft (16.4m)
- Height 18.0ft (5.5m)
- Empty Weight 7,188lbs (3,260kg)
- Loaded Weight 24,913lbs (11,300kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 5.033
- Wing Loading 19.2lbs/ft2 (94.0kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,294.5ft2 (120.3m2)
- Drag Points 3941
- Number of Parts 1951
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 6,924