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Nanchang Q-5 Fantan (Wallpaper 3)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nanchang Q-5 Fantan Jet Fighter Wallpaper 3
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Nanchang Q-5 Fantan (Wallpaper 3)
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The Q-5 is largely an indigenous Chinese development derived from the Soviet MiG-19. Short for Qiangjiji-5 (attack aircraft 5), the type was built in large quantities and numerically remains one of the most important aircraft in the Chinese arsenal. The Q-5 dates back to a 1950s requirement for a supersonic close-support aircraft with secondary air combat capability. Though cancelled in 1961, the project re-emerged after a prolonged development phase and finally entered production by the end of the 1960s. While externally similar to the MiG-19 and Chinese J-6, the Q-5 is a much improved aircraft. The wings and aft fuselage are unchanged, but a completely new forward fuselage features two split engine inlets along each side of the nose. The new inlets free space for a new pointed nose accomodating an attack radar. The new fuselage is also narrower, conforming to the area-rule for transonic drag reduction, and stretched to make room for an enlarged internal weapons bay and additional fuel. By the early 1990s, some 1,000 examples of the Q-5 had been built for the Chinese Air Force and Navy. The export A-5 variant has also been supplied to Pakistan and Bangladesh. Nanchang has successfully developed and sold additional upgraded versions featuring more advanced avionics with the help of Western electronics companies. Despite being based on obsolete technology, the simplicity, ruggedness, and low cost of the Q-5 make it attractive to many air forces. Q-5 First production model with an internal bomb bay Q-5 I Extended range model with the bomb bay replaced by additional fuel tanks for greater payload and range capability, also fitted with a new engine and other minor modifications, some delivered to the Chinese Navy with a nose radar and the ability to carry torpedoes or the C-801 anti-ship missile Q-5 IA Improved Q-5 I model with two additional underwing pylons, increased payload, new weapon aiming system, pressure refueling facility, and improved countermeasures systems Q-5 II or Q-5B Q-5 I aircraft retrofitted with the radar-warning receiver of the Q-5 IA, may also be equipped with a ranging radar, a laser rangefinder and designation system for use with laser-guided weapons, a HUD, a new mission computer, and upgraded electronic countermeasures Q-5 III Upgraded version of the Q-5 I with more capable Western avionics A-5C (Q-5 III) Export version of the Q-5 III with more capable Western avionics and the ability to fire AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, purchased by Pakistan and Bangladesh Q-5K Upgraded version based on the Q-5 II featuring Western avionics such as a laser rangefinder, INS, and a HUD system from Thomson-CSF A-5K Kong Yun Export version based on the Q-5K featuring Western avionics, did not enter production Q-5M Upgraded model developed with Alenia and incorporating the avionics suite from the AMX attack fighter, also features more powerful engines and two additional hardpoints A-5M Upgraded export version of the Q-5M, purchased by Myanmar


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