Nanchang Q-5 / A-5 Fantan

Fighter Bomber

Nanchang A-5 Fantan People
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Nanchang Q-5 / A-5 Fantan is a twin-engined single-seat fighter bomber aircraft produced by the Chinese manufacturer China Nanchang Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation. Q-5 (Qiangji-5 / Qiang-5) is a designation for aircraft in service with the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force. A-5 is the export variant.
The Nanchang Q-5 is a development of the Shenyang J-6, a Chinese-built variant of the Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-19.
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelShenyang Wopen WP-6
Engine Power (each)
dry/with Afterburner
31,9 / 36,8 kN7171 / 8273 lbf
Speed1191 km/h643 kts
  740 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 1.12
Service Ceiling15.850 m52.000 ft
Range2.000 km1.080 NM
1.243 mi.
Empty Weight6.495 kg14.319 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight12.000 kg26.455 lbs
Wing Span9,70 m31 ft 10 in
Wing Area27,9 m300 ft
Length15,65 m51 ft 4 in
Height4,52 m14 ft 10 in
First Flight04. Jun. 1965
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 1000
Developed fromShenyang J-6 / MiG-19
Data for (Version)Nanchang Q-5III / A-5C