CAC (MIKOYAN) JJ-5

Jianjiji Jiaolianji-5 (Fighter training aircraft 5) or Jianjiao-5
Westernised designation: FT-5
 Two-seat trainer aircraft.

PROGRAMME:

This tandem two-seat version of the J-5 (Chinese built MiG-17) was developed at Chengdu in 1965 and flew for the first time on 8 May 1966. In essence, it combines the tandem cockpits and forward fuselage of the MiG-15UTI with the rest of the airframe of the J-5A (Chinese MiG-17PF), though retaining the latter’s lipped intake, the small fairing indicating provision for a radar ranging gunsight in the front cockpit. Other changes include use of a non-afterburning Xian (XAE) WP5D turbojet, rated at 26.48 kN (5,952 lb st); and reduction of the armament to a single Type 23-1 (23 mm) gun, carried in a removable belly pack, with the barrel to the starboard side of the nosewheel doors.
Certificated for mass production at the end of 1966, the JJ-5 is still the standard advanced trainer of the Chinese air forces, to which pupil pilots graduate after basic training on the NAMC CJ-6 (which see). A total of 1,061 had been built by the end of 1986.

OPERATORS:

Versions of the JJ-5 (FT-5) are in service with the armed services of the following countries: Albania (6), China (500), Pakistan (30), Sri Lanka (2), Sudan (2) and Tanzania (2).

WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:

Weight empty, equipped 4,080 kg (8,995 lb)
Normal T-O weight 5,401 kg (11,907 lb)
Max T-O weight 6,215 kg (13,700 lb)
MAX T-O WEIGHT (kg) : 6215
MAX RANGE (nm) : 664
SERVICE CEILING (m) : 14300
T-O RUN (m) : 760
LANDING RUN (m) : 830.0
MAX RATE CLIMB (m/min) : 1620