Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Chengdu J-7III
30065, 29th Air Division, Quzhou AB, PLAAF, 1998
True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted unique scheme
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Display the model on a stand or on the landing gear
Canopy opens
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable
China was receiving aircraft and technical help from the USSR. When Egypt and China
seemed to be looking to the US for assistance, relations with the USSR ended. To keep
aircraft development going in China, Egypt sent a Mig-21MF in return for a Romeo Class
SSK sub. China reverse engineered the Mig-21MF and developed the J-7C/D. Externally
the J-7D was almost identical but had some improved avionics and weapons controls,
many J-7Ds were just upgraded J-7Cs. This J-7D originally was an operational night
fighter under the Beijing MR (Military Region) at Huairen Air Field.
Work on the Chengdu J-7 111 began in 1981 with the first flight taking place in 1984 but
it wasn’t until 1992 that the PLAAF began to be equipped with them. The delay was
caused by the problems the development of the WP-13 engine and its certification. The
Chinese Chengdu J-7 III and the Mig-27MF have an almost identical physical
appearance making the shape of the parachute brake covers one of only a few visible
differences. The Chengdu J-7 III also has blown flaps. There were over 2,450
J-7 variants manufactured.

Length: 15.591m
Wingspan: 7.154m
Height: 4.251m
Wing area: 23 square metres

Empty: 5,275kg
Normal take-off: 7,370kg
Max take-off: 9,100kg
Normal landing: 5,480kg
Fuel capacity: 2,080kg

Powerplant: 1X Liyang WP-13F
Thrust (dry): 44.1kN (4,497kg, 9,914lb)
Thrust (afterburning): 65.17kN (6,645kg; 14,650lb)

Max level speed: Mach 2.0 (high altitude)
Max climb rate: 180m/s (sea-level)
Service ceiling: 18,800m
Range (without refueling): Ferry range 1,740km (two AAMs and two 480 liter drop tanks);
or 2,230km (three 720 liter drop tanks)
Combat radius: (Loitering with two AAMs and three 720 liter drop tanks, at altitude 11,000m)
45 minutes flight and 5 minutes combat
(Long-range interception with two AAMs and three 720 liter drop tanks at speed of Mach 1.5)
(Long-range interdiction with two 150kg bombs and three 720 liter drop tanks, hi-lo-hi) 600km
(Close air support with four rocket launchers, no drop tank, lo-lo-lo) 370km
In-flight refueling: No
G limit: +7G

Fixed weapon: J-7D: 2X Type 23-III (23mm), 100 rounds per gun
External hard-points: 5 (J-7D)
Air-to-air missiles: PL-2, PL-5, PL-7, PL-8, PL-9, Magic R550, AIM-9
Bomb: 250/500kg free-bomb
Other: 57/90/130mm unguided rocket launcher

Flight control: WL-7 radio compass; 0101 HR A2 altitude radio altimeter; LTC-2 horizon gyro;
XS-6 marker beacon receiver; VOR; Distance Measure Equipment (DME); Instrument Landing
System (ILS)
Fire control: SM-3A optical sight (J-7); AFS-3A lead-computing sight with Type 222 ranging radar
input (J-7II); GEC-Marconi Type 956 HUD
Countermeasures: South-West China Research Institute of Electronic Equipment KG-8602 RWR
interfaced with the South-West China Research Institute of Electronic Equipment KG-8605
internal radar noise jammer and China National Import and Export Corporation GT-1 chaff/flare
dispenser, and Type 602 'Odd Rods' IFF
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