JF-17 Thunder All round view

Posted on February 18, 2012 by Najam Khan - Blog Link

JF-17 Thunder is the emerging Multirole fighter in the world. The dream of a multirole aircraft, was placed on paper more than two decades ago under
the name of project Super Sabre-II. Later in 2003, it was renamed to Joint Fighter- 17(JF-17 Thunder). Since the first flight of its prototype in 2003, JF-17/FC-1 has surpassed 10,000 hrs marks recently in November 2011. Over the years Thunder has transformed into a lethal fighting machine and a
true Multirole fighter, with various types of state-of-the-art air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons integrated/undergoing integration with it.

Great number of articles and photos on JF-17 are present on internet. Countless writings are also uploaded. The purpose of writing this short book on JF-17, is to provide authentic and factual information about the capabilities offered in the JF-17. This book will provide detailed information about various sensors, avionics, cockpit, aerodynamic design and weapon carrying capability of JF-17.

This book will be uploaded in 8 chapters, following is their contents.

Chap :1 JF-17 Thunder’s radome/nose design

  • Radar
  • AoA Antennas
  • DADS, AIFF, Radar altimeter and Navigational antennas
  • External canopy opening door

Chap:2 Aerodynamic Configuration

  • Air inlets design
  •  Leading edge root extension (LERX)
  • Forward ailerons
  • Backward flaperons
  • Twin ventral Fins

Chap:3 Middle Fuselage

  • Fuel cells on fuselage
  • Gun
  • Navigational lights
  • Baggage compartment
  • Jet Fuel Starter (JFS) point

Chap:4 JF-17 Cockpit

  • Cockpit illustration
  • Stick & right aux control panel
  • Front instrumentation panel and Multi Functional Displays
  • Heads Up Display
  • HUD, Digital video recorder and Cockpit audio recorder
  • JF-17 simulator
  • Ejection seat

Chap:5 JF-17 avionics

  • JF-17’s Weapon and Mission Management Computer
  • Avionics tool kit (rugged laptop)
  • Avionics shelve

Chap:6 JF-17  Threat warning system, tail housing & drogue chute

  • Chaff/flare dispensers
  • Tail housing with MAWS, UHF and electrostatic energy dispensers
  • Drogue chute section, Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) and tail navigational light

Chap:7 JF-17 Landing Gears, Engine, Air Brakes and Horizontal Stabilizers

  • Landing Gears
  • Air brakes
  • Horizontal stabilizers
  • RD-93 Engine
  • RD-93 Engine exhaust and its states

Chap:8 JF-17 Weapon load

  • Weapons Rails/hard points
  • External fuel stations
  • Load diagrams


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