China-made F-8 fighter follow-up has been modified F-8T fielded forces (Photos)
new-made aircraft Jian T 3G renderings
quietly appeared in the latest Air Force F-8T aircraft, equipped with new features half-buried compartment
Zhuhai Air Show in 2008 show a Chinese aircraft development schedule, in addition to seaplane, advanced fighter aircraft and large aircraft, the F-8T known as the F -8 Ⅱ improved model impressively arranged in 2008 After the model constitutes a significant position. The emergence of this model shows that mass production of F -8 Ⅱ fighter in service in the composition of China’s aviation weapons and equipment status, so that in future still be able to get the perfect opportunity to continue to improve.
F -8 continuing value
F -8 Ⅱ Although the overall technical and tactical performance and made the third-generation fighter that exists between certain gap, but the F -8 Ⅱ range of flight performance and load conditions in a better fighter in the second level, the use of SIA electrical equipment and airborne weapon systems have the ability to improve the models in high-tech local wars and three generations of fighters against the surrounding . The latter part of the series can still rely on low prices improved and proven advantages of a long period of time to maintain combat effectiveness and vitality.
F -8 Ⅱ big sweep delta wing fighter the greatest impact on flight performance, but also must be changed to improve the key projects. The idea is to improve the current wing inboard increase in F-5E with a similar edge of a small area, which not only can increase the effective area of ??the wing, and the angle of attack flight in a state of the vortex edge can be used to improve machine wing lift performance. Air also includes other changes: the outer edge of the wing leading edge, based on the original wing of the changes will sweep down to 52-55 degrees; increase in the wing leading edge slats full-length show; cancel the installation of wing on wing knife; according to the leading edge sweep angle changes, due to increase wing span and the length of the wing trailing edge flaps.
F -8 Ⅱ drag reduction is given to improve the high lift wing, landing conditions to improve mobility and enhance the effect, if the new wing’s aileron control system uses the fax machine to replace the existing – rod, not only would the wing interior space more comfortable, but also can improve the performance of the aircraft roll control. In order to improve the capacity and operation of the aircraft after the flight to maintain quality, we can use F -8 Ⅱ ACT’s technical achievements vertical four redundant fly-modified flight control system. Flight control system using fax and static instability after the design is only part of the structure needs to be strengthened to the maximum use can be overloaded to 8G or more.
increased modular multi-task module
F -8 Ⅱ multi-purpose use can improve the position of the cockpit after the gun for different purposes of protection space development shaped function module. First, to improve gun chamber, the standard 23-3 cannon and ammunition installed in the smaller cabin; then perform different tasks in accordance with the requirements needed to develop air combat, reconnaissance and navigation/targeting three kinds of interchangeable mission system . Radar reconnaissance pod and camera surveillance equipment installed in the cabin half-buried the body, using the mission bay of the F -8 Ⅱ can perform all-weather high-and low-altitude tactical reconnaissance missions. Perform low-altitude penetration and precision strike missions, navigation and targeting devices can also be installed in the mission bay, mission bay can be installed vertically in front of forward-looking infrared camera and terrain following radar, the task set to the rear cabin built laser aiming devices hemispherical optical window, the use of conformal mission bay penetration and precision attack to achieve the required navigation and targeting capabilities.
F -8 Ⅱ in the implementation of tasks can be selected modular cabin half-buried features, the use of modular mission equipment in the standard body to achieve “a machine” function, without increasing the number of aircraft F -8 Ⅱ while increasing the scope of the task forces and equipment to use flexibility. (According to “Air Files” Lizyu/text)