Saturday, October 27, 2012

End of an era -- Nanchang ends its production of Q-5 ground-attack aircraft after 44 years.

After extending the production line to cover a limited run on the J model twin-seater trainer, Nanchang finally closes its Q-5 offerings for good.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Q-5J twin-seater trainer

Q-5J (30093 and 30094) twin-seater trainer of the 82nd Attack Regiment, 28th Attack Division, post for photo after replacing the old JJ-6 that has been in service for more than 30 years.   In addition to a new fleet of "modern" fighters, the PLAAF is also procuring more specialized training assets -- a trend that is ignored by some of the PLA watchers out there. 

1 comment:

anno said...

I had no idea that Q-5s are still being produced, thought all Q-5 production ended around the time when J-6s ended their service a few years ago. Will Q-5J be used as intermediate training asset for ground attacker pilots? Ie. K-8 -> Q-5J -> JH-7