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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jf-17E Block 3 : Thunder XL

Inspired from the F-16 XL project, this modification gives JF-17 Thunder a substantial increase in payload, range, and speed. Unlike the crancked arrow wing of F-16XL, this particular Jf-17 mounts a diamond shaped wing, commonly associated with YF-23 Black Widow. Primarily intended for Strike role, Block 3 because of its increased internal fuel capacity and payload, the JF-17 XL can carry twice the payload of the JF-17,  40% further. The increased payload was carried on 17 hardpoints, which were arranged as follows:
 
6 wing weapons stations (750 lb capacity)
4 semi-submerged SD-10A stations
2 wingtip stations
1 centerline station
2 wing "heavy / wet" stations (2000 lb)
2 chin stations for Targetting/ navigational pods.



General characteristics:
Crew: 2
Length: 50 ft 2 in (16.51 m)
Wingspan: 31 ft 3 in (10.44 m)
Height: 15 ft 7 in (5.36 m)
Wing area: 533 ft2 (58.81 m2)
Empty weight: 15,000 lb (7,980 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 28,000 lb (14,775 kg)
Powerplant: 1× WS-10 turbofan
Dry thrust: 17,155 lbf (76.3 kN)
Thrust with afterburner: 28,984 lbf (128.9 kN)
Performance:
Maximum speed: Mach 2.0
Range: 2,480 nm (2,850 mi, 4,590 km)
Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,240 m)
Rate of climb: 62,000 ft/min (315 m/s)


2 comments:

  1. you have given a nice concept but i would like it to be stealthy and your concept can have stealthy features probably but i would like to see some change in the design of jf17 thunder nose as well , it should be change to f-22 raptor nose design , f-35 , i think it should be canard and engine will give it more thrust and more speed and aesa radar will make it truly a striker plane , some design still need improvement might be delta wing will give its design some boost over all , let see whats comes out hope fully Pakistan and china will build a low cost marvelous 4.5 or 5 generation plane .

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    1. Dear Anonymous :

      Thankyou for ur input. I appreciate it greatly. I think your observations are spot on. For a strike aircraft to survive these days, stealth of some degree is vital.

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