What happen to J-9


ahho

Junior Member
just wondering, what happen to the j-9 designation, how come they jumped from j-8 to j-10
 

Chairman Hu

Banned Idiot
The J-9 was said to be a MiG-23/Gripen(?) style fighter plane with the speed the same as the Eagle and it was cancelled I think due to funding or tech trouble, errr w/e I think I'm wrong
 

DPRKUnderground

Junior Member
It's considered the FC-1 instead, military experts think China will give the FC-1 the J-9 deignation when it's put into production.
 

FriedRiceNSpice

Senior Member
DPRKUnderground said:
It's considered the FC-1 instead, military experts think China will give the FC-1 the J-9 deignation when it's put into production.
No, we are not talking about the FC-1. There was a different plane designated the J-9.

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MIGleader

Banned Idiot
whatever it was, it does look alot like an fc-1. but such a plane would be outdated against modern fighters.
 

FriedRiceNSpice

Senior Member
MIGleader said:
whatever it was, it does look alot like an fc-1. but such a plane would be outdated against modern fighters.
Since it was developed after the original J-8, chances are that such a plane is at least significantly superior to the J-8 and J-8I. A modernized version of the plane with some touch-ups and slightly redesigned and with modern avionics would essentially make a more manuevable J-8II/J-8III. So it would kind of be a halfway between the J-8II and J-10.
 

FriedRiceNSpice

Senior Member
MIGleader said:
exactly what the fc-1 is. but why get j-9 whrn you have j-10, j-11, mkk, and the j-xx soon.
It appears to be larger but less advance than the fc-1, with better performance and payload specs but not as good manuevability. Also probably heavier and more expensive.

Why get the J-8II when you have J-10, J-11, MKK, and the j-xx soon. Just think of today's PLAAF with all J-9s instead of J-8IIs.
 

Chairman Hu

Banned Idiot
*shivers*

You have a point there, what IS the point of the J-8, it's like what is the point of having F-4s in the American AF... oh wait... ALL OF THE RETIRED!
 

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