Cutaway Thursday: Chengdu J-10B “Vigorous Dragon” or “Firebird”

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Too bad it’s in Italian 😦

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3 responses to “Cutaway Thursday: Chengdu J-10B “Vigorous Dragon” or “Firebird”

  1. Hey, itsa no bad in Italiano. Looka da firsta item, numero uno isa Radomo! Anna unner da winga issa Bomba!

  2. Steve

    The tradeoff of delta wings always interests me. Lower supersonic drag, much lower wing and fuselage weight (I’ve read estimates of 0.95), but it’s got to bleed energy like a pig at significant alpha. Wish I could ask Lex for a comparative review. 😦

    • themavf14d

      The B is powered by the WS-10 max rated at 30k lbs 19k dry. Max t/o 43500lb. This being a relatively late generation delta i think the -10 has a similar sustained turn rate to the Gripen, Mirage 2000 and certain variants of the Viper.

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