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HA6002 J-11BH Chinese multi-role fighters Blue 24, 2014

In 1995 China approached Russia with a request to produce the Su-27SK under license. As part of the agreement that was reached 200 aircraft kits would be supplied and assembled in China, they also agreed to supply avionic suites and AL-31F engines. It wasn’t long before China realized they need3ed a comparable training aircraft so an agreement was reached for Russia to supply 28 Su-27UBK two-seater fighter-trainer variant. These aircraft arrived in 2002 and first used by the PLAAF 33rd Aviation Division at Baishiduo Airbase at Chogging.

On August 19, 2014 a Chinese PLAAF J-11BH Blue 24 intercepted a U.S. P-8 Poseidon ASW aircraft over the South China Sea. It is clamed that the PLAAF pilot made several dangerous maneuvers at one point bring his wing tip within 20 feet of the P-8. The J-11BH also passed very close under the P-8, crossed 90 degrees in front with its belly towards the U.S. aircraft as if displaying his weapons. Blue 24 also did a roll over the P-8 coming within 45 feet.

Shenyang J-11B Specifications J-11 - Chinese Assembled Licensed Copy Of The Su-27SK
J-11B - Unlicensed Copy Of The Su-27SK, With Chinese Weapon, Engines And Avionics
J-11BS - Two-Seat Fighter-Trainer Version Of The J-11B
Crew - 1 (2 X J-11BS)
Dimensions
Length - 21.9 m (71 ft 10 in) Wingspan - 14.70 m (48 ft 3 in) Height - 5.92 m (19 ft 6 in)
Weights
Empty - 16,380 kg (36,115 lb) Loaded - 23,926 kg (52,747 lb) Maximum Take-Off - 33,000 kg (73,000 lb)
Performance
Powerplant - 2 X Lyulka AL-31F or Woshan WS-10A "Taihang" Turbofans Dry thrust - 75.22 kN / 89.17 kN (16,910 lbf / 20,050 lbf) Per Engine, Thrust With Afterburner - 123 kN / 132 kN (27,495 lbf / 29,700 lbf) Per Engine Fuel Capacity / Internal - 9,400 kg (20,724 lb) Maximum Speed - Mach 2.35 (2,500 km/h, 1,550 mph) @ Altitude Range - 3,530 km (2,070 mi) Service Ceiling - 19,000 m (62,523 ft) Rate Of Climb - 300 m/s (60,000 ft/min) Maximum G - 9
Armament
Guns 1 X 30 mm (1.18 in) Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 Cannon With 150 Rounds Hardpoints - 10 2 Under Fuselage 2 Under Air Ducts 4 Under Wings 2 On Wingtips Also Capable Of Carrying Combinations Of Missiles PL-12 PL-9 PL-8 Vympel R-77 Vympel R-27 Vympel R-73 And/Or Rockets - Unguided Rockets Bombs - Cluster Bombs