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The Chengdu J-10
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:02:25 PM »
The Chengdu J-10 in Indonesian Service

In 1965, when the Communist Party of Indonesia overthrew the Sukarno Government and created the Peoples' Democratic Republic of Indonesia (PDRI) under President Untung bin Syamsuri who had lead the Revolution on 30 September 1965. He replaced President Sukarno soon afterwards. The Indonesian Air Force, became a largely Soviet equipped one. When the Soviet Union dissolved at the end of the Cold War Indonesia was left without a backer. They turned to China. China was quite prepared to support Indonesia.

The first Chinese aircraft that the Indonesians received was the Shenyang J-8, a Chinese version of the MiG-21, with two engines. Twin Guizhou WP-13B, a version of the Tumansky R-13, rated at 10,580 lbf thrust dry, 15,430 lbf with afterburner. This however was only a stop gap while more modern equipment was being developed. Indonesia received its first example of the Chengdu J-10 its successor in 2008.

The J-10 is a modern, lightweight fighter-bomber. the airframe's aerodynamic layout adopts a "tail-less canard delta" wing configuration. A large delta wing is mid-mounted towards the rear of the fuselage, while a pair of canards (or foreplanes) are mounted higher up and towards the front of the fuselage, behind and below the cockpit. This configuration provides very high agility, especially at low speeds, and also reduces stall speed, allowing for a lower airspeed during instrument approaches. A large vertical tail is present on top of the fuselage and small ventral fins underneath the fuselage provide further stability.

A large rectangular air intake is located underneath the fuselage, providing the air supply to the engine. Newer variants use a diverterless intake that does not require a splitter plate, and may reduce radar cross signature. Also under the fuselage and wings are 11 hardpoints, used for carrying various types of weaponry and drop-tanks containing extra fuel.

It is armed with internal armament consisting of a Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23 twin-barrel cannon, located underneath the port side of the intake. Other weaponry and equipment is mounted externally on 11 hardpoints, to which 6,000 kg (13,228 lb) of either missiles and bombs, drop-tanks containing fuel, or other equipment such as avionics pods can be attached.[citation needed]

Air-to-air missiles deployed may include short-range air-to-air missiles such as the PL-8 and PL-10 (on J-10C), medium-range radar-guided air-to-air missiles such as the PL-12 and PL-15 (on J-10C), unguided and precision guided munitions such as laser-guided bombs, air-to-surface missile such as KD-88,[30] anti-ship missiles such as the YJ-91A[30] and anti-radiation missiles such as the YJ-91.

The Kit

The kit is the Trumpeter 1/72 scale kit. Painted with a rattlecan. Decals by Kit Speckman Enterprises.

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Re: The Chengdu J-10
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 02:51:57 AM »
 :smiley: I think TNI-AU CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder would look good to supplement above. 

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