Xian JH-7 / FBC-1 Flying Leopard

Fighter Bomber

Xian JH-7A FBC-1 Flying Leopard, People
Photo ©: Bastian Ding (photos at airliners.net)
The Xian JH-7 is a twin-engined two-seat jet fighter bomber aircraft produced by the Chinese manufacturer Xian Aircraft Industry Corporation. The export version of the JH-7 is also known as the FBC-1 Flying Leopard. It is in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
Propulsion2 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelXian WS9
Engine Power (each)
dry/with Afterburner
55,6 / 91,2 kN12500 / 20500 lbf
Speed3348 km/h1808 kts
  2081 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 1.7
Service Ceiling15.600 m51.181 ft
Range1.759 km950 NM
1.093 mi.
Empty Weight21.500 kg47.399 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight30.000 kg66.139 lbs
Wing Span12,71 m41 ft 8 in
Wing Area52,3 m563 ft
Length22,33 m73 ft 3 in
Height6,58 m21 ft 7 in
First Flight14.12.1988
Production Statusin production
Data for (Version)Xian JH-7A