Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Curious Case of J-7


To the surprise of many Chinese plane spotters, who camp-out near Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group’s test airfield, hoping catch a glimpse of J-20 performing aerobatics or J-10B ferrying back and forth to its operation eval unit. What they found today is a batch of J-7G variants fresh off the production line, still sporting their yellow primer.

Gearing for export perhaps? to quote 49er “Wow, where else can you find a factory producing three generations of aircraft?




In the mean while, this once proud J-7E (notice the double-delta wing) is destined for scrap




Saturday, December 10, 2011

J-7 withdrawn from "front line" service.

This should comes as no surprise as the numbers of J-10 and Su-27/J-11 currently in service are sufficient to cover the slack. That said, it will be years before the current fleet of J-7s can be decommissioned. The J-7 is a short legged point-defense fighter, it should be used as such; deploy them in offensive roles against other 3rd and 4th generations fighters around China seems a bit risky.

中国空军歼7系列战斗机正退出一线作战部署


2011年12月09日 11:06
来源:中国航空报


杨维勤摄

临近年底,位于安徽某地的空军某部加大了训练力度,图为该部队装备的歼7E战斗机双机编队起飞训练。

歼7系列战斗机,曾经是我国空军的主力战斗机型,随着部队装备更新换代的加速,歼7系列战斗机正逐渐退出一线作战部署,其主要作战任务也开始转变。杨维勤摄


http://news.ifeng.com/mil/2/detail_2011_12/09/11216346_0.shtml








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