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J-7 withdrawn from "front line" service.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.


2011年12月09日 11:06





New J-7smell! Non-smoker. Very clean interior. Shows great! Aluminum wheels. Great tread! Actual miles. Low Mileage. One owner. Interested??

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