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Nanchang J-12

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Nanchang J-12

The Nanchang J-12 was one of China's first attempts at an indigenous fighter, with an order for a small, light, STOL (short take off and landing) aircraft first being issued in 1969 to replace the MiG-19. Lu Xiaopeng and the Nanchang Aircraft Corporation designed and built the aircraft respectively. Armed with a 23mm and 30mm cannon in the wing roots, the J-12 could also carry PL-2 or PL-5 air-to-air missiles. There was another version, known as the J-12I or J-12A, that had a 8,929 lbf (39.72 kN) Wopen WP-6Z afterburning engine on top of other changes. Which brings another point up, the base version of the J-12 is non-afterburning, with a 24.52 kN (5,512 lbf) Wopen WP-6B engine.

Why do I want this vehicle in game?

This would give China something that I am sure many people would not mind seeing, an indigenous Chinese designed vehicle. On top of this, it will help fill out their top tier, even more so if the J-12A is added. The J-12 could be a 9.7, however this of course, can be changed!. However, for now, I would like to focus on the J-12, as Flametz has already done the J-12A.


Crew: 1

Length: 10.665 m (34.99 ft) excluding pitot probe

Wingspan: 7.192 m (23 ft 7 in)

Height: 3.706 m (12 ft 2 in)

Wing area: 16.0 m2 (172 sq ft)

Empty weight: 3,172 kg (6,993 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 5,295 kg (11,673 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Wopen WP-6Z afterburning turbojet, 4050 kgf thrust with afterburner, 2500 kgf without afterburner.

Maximum speed: Mach 1.386 (1483 km/h) at 11,000 m (36,000 ft)

VNe: Mach 1.5

Range: 1,167 km (725 mi; 630 nmi) maximum estimated range on internal fuel

Service ceiling: 17,410 m (57,120 ft) service ceiling.

Rate of climb: 180 m/s (35,000 ft/min) maximum

Take-off run: 500 m (1,640 ft)

Armament: x1 30mm (80 rounds per gun), x1 23mm (120 rounds per gun), x3 missiles (PL-2 or PL-5 model), 3 total hardpoints for rocket pods or bombs

Designer with the aircraft












On top of this, a big thank you to Flametz for his War Thunder forum post and information. https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/455250-nanchang-j-12-and-j-12i-light-fighter/

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