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J-13 (Jianjiji-13 Fighter aircraft 13) / F-13

The J-13, designed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, never entered production. The single engined fighter design was cancelled in the early 1990s. The genesis of the first J-13 was in 1971, when the 601 Institute began researching a new fighter aircraft for the 1980s to replace the J-6. The new aircraft used cantilever wings and fuselage side mounted air intakes - it resembled the French Mirage-F1. By the late 1980s the project continued, although the operational requirements had increased to match the Russian MiG-29 and American F-16 light fighters. In the early 1990s the project was finally abandoned because of the success of the Chengdu J-10 project.

J-13 ? / Su-30

Some sources suggest that the J-13 designation would be applied to the Su-30, but this does not appear to have happened as of 2010.

Chengdu J-13 ?

The Chinese aviation industry reportedly began preliminary research for China's 4th generation fighter program in the mid-1990s. The new aircraft - tentatively dubbed the J-X and possibly to receive the service designation J-13A - could use the WS10A turbofan engine designed by the Shenyang Liming Motor Company during its development and trials process. In development for more than a decade, the WS10-series power plant completed air trials earlier this year with an Su-27SK (NATO reporting name: 'Flanker-B') fighter. The WS10A is scheduled for introduction with the PLAAF's J-10A fighter. Continuing research into advanced control techniques is expected to in time allow the air force to field WS10A-powered J-10A and J-X fighters equipped with thrust-vectoring nozzles offering improved aircraft maneuverability.

Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute (601 Aircraft Design Institute) The 601 Institute undertoook mature technology for the development of a new generation of ship-based F-13. The F-13 was originally with the 611 new F-9 competition three generations of machine program, side wing normal layout. In 1984, the third generation design won the competition, and was approved in 1986, code "10 project". In 1989, 601 Intitute, with the hope of the new carrier-based aircraft development, reviveed the J-13. Similar projects were not without examples, as in the United States the Northrop YF-17 lost to General Dynamics YF-16. but after redesign the F/A-18 was reborn as an aircraft carrier aircraft. The new aircraft from the outset there are carrier-based and land-based two programs. Land-based plans to export, as the successor of the F-7, and the F-10 and then higher. Although the F-10 has won three generations of machine project competition, but the development work is still difficult. Aviation industry was the focus of the 82 project, F-10 no concern. Coupled with a high starting point, went straight to the third generation, and some lack of confidence leaders. Carrier-based F-13 and the original F-13 program is completely different, this is a new design of the carrier-based fighter. Single-fat, single-seat, "F-attack one," the biggest feature is the use of wing-body fusion design and similar F / A-18 of the big ribs under the ribs into the air layout. The aircraft was designed with ejection hooks and tail hooks. The 707 aircraft carrier project was cancelled in August 1988 by the National Defense Science and Technology Commission. Four members of the Committee for Science and Technology proposed a carrier and carrier-based aircraft development feasibility study proposal. In January 1989 a formal project was code-named 891 project. In March 1989, aviation industry research institutes joined the carrier-based aircraft technology sub-group, launched carrier-based aircraft development demonstration. In December 1989, the Ministry of Aeronautics and Astronautics held a demonstration project on the carrier-based aircraft in Beijing. 601 proposed that the carrier-based F-8II and the 611 put forward the carrier-based F-7, and judged that the two programs had their own merits. (F-13-I program, used a swept wing with a sweep of 50 degrees). At the meeting decided to carry out the key technical division, 601 main carrier-based aircraft folding wings, 611 is responsible for carrier-based aircraft landing gear. At the same time, 601 began to J-13 side wing normal layout is based on the 611 to J-9 duck-based layout were pre-research. (F-13-II program, using swept after 48 degrees 31 points swept wing). This is the F-13 and J-9 of the brothers of the peak duel, following the second half of the competition, three generations of competition, the ship-borne competition again. 611's new carrier-based aircraft for the duck-style layout, with a new stealth features, reflecting the advance thinking. (F-13-III, with a unique curved front wing.) Fuselage with four generations of machine edge design, reduce the detectability, with quasi-stealth fighter level. (F-13-IV scheme, using trapezoidal wing with side bars.) Improved F-13, improved focus is to reduce the body resistance. In the 1990s, China's 891 aircraft carrier project was underway, which had a performance index completely better than the aircraft carrier Varyag, with catapults, with the ability to take-off and landing fixed-wing early warning aircraft. In 1989, the 601 Institute, with the hope that the new carrier-based aircraft development, revived the J-13. The carrier-based F-13 and the original F-13 program is completely different, this is a new design of the carrier-based fighter. The new aircraft from the outset there are carrier-based and land-based two programs. Land-based plans to export, as the successor of the F-7, and the F-10 and then higher. the development of aircraft carriers do not meet the central policy at that time, the report was rejected, 891 project died, supporting the "Ninth Five-Year" carrier aircraft also stay in the pre-research stage. The results are still valuable. 601 after 85, 95 two five-year plan of pre-research, complete control of carrier-based aircraft design technology, a large number of technical reserves and personnel training. By early 2009 there were reports that the J-14 next generation fighter appeared to have been rejected in favor of Chengdu's J-13 design, and to have lost out to SAC's more realistic approach to develop a Flanker-derived type.

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