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J-8II Finback-B

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Auto Credit Based on Souka's Bellow 100 part Challange

The Shenyang J-8 (NATO reporting name: Finback) is a high-speed, high-altitude Chinese-built single-seat interceptor fighter aircraft. The prototype took its maiden flight in 1969. Despite the mid-1960s origins of the J-8, due to the political turmoil of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the J-8 was not produced until 1979 and entered service in 1980. Its basic configuration resembles an enlargement of the delta-winged J-7, utilizes two Liyang (LMC) Wopen-7A turbojet engines, and features a maximum speed of Mach 2.2. The twin-engined J-8 competed with rival Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group's single turbofan engine, canard-delta J-9 project and ultimately emerged as the victor largely due to the existing availability of the former's MiG-21 based powerplant and proven layout, while the J-9 project was cancelled in 1980 due to difficulty in creating a suitably powerful engine.

The J-8II series appear quite different from the original J-8, with a new forward fuselage, intake ramps with splitter plates and nose structure more reminiscent of the F-4 Phantom II or Sukhoi Su-15 to house a new, more powerful radar. The J-8II is powered by two Wopen-13A (WP-13A) engines. The design and development team was led by Gu Songfen, who is also a key member of J-8I design team. At least 30 J-8Bs have been converted by the PLA Navy to J-8D standard, with an aerial refuelling probe for use with Xian H-6DU tankers in addition to newly built J-8Ds.

AG1: Open Parachute
VTOL: Flaps
Trim: Adjust Trim

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Bellow 100 part Challange
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 20.1ft (6.1m)
  • Length 47.5ft (14.5m)
  • Height 11.4ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,997lbs (4,988kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.043
  • Wing Loading 45.4lbs/ft2 (221.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 242.3ft2 (22.5m2)
  • Drag Points 2183


  • Number of Parts 87
  • Control Surfaces 7