Chinese Air Force Fighter Aircraft Size Comparison


The Chinese Air Force is one of the leading aerial service branches in the world arms race beside the USA and Russia. With nearly 400k service personnel and over 3,370 operational aircraft, it’s hard to leave the Chinese Air Force in the conversation of the best Air Force in the world. Hence, in this article, we will be giving you a size comparison of the fighter aircraft the CAF operated over the years of service. 


AVERAGE-SIZED AIRCRAFT 

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To give you an idea of what an average-sized Chinese fighter aircraft looks like, here’s a combat plane that stands right in the middle of the smallest to the biggest list of fighter planes the Chinese Air Force has operated. The Shenyang J-6 is a twin-engine fighter jet introduced in 1961. According to airforce-technology.com, the Shenyang J-6 measures 48 feet long and 12.9 feet tall, with a wingspan of 29.6 feet. 

If we look at it from a different perspective, an average-sized Chinese fighter plane measures as long as a semitrailer truck, about twice as tall as a refrigerator, and as wide as a tenth of a Boeing 747 wingspan. 


SMALLEST FIGHTER AIRCRAFT 

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Next is this smallest fighter jet that CAF has ever built, the Nanchang J-12. According to militaryfactory.com, the Nanchang J-12 measures 33.79 feet long and 12.3 feet tall, with a wingspan of 23.6 feet. In context, the smallest Chinese aircraft measures half as long as a bowling lane, two-thirds as tall as a giraffe, and as wide as half a semitrailer. 


BIGGEST FIGHTER AIRCRAFT 

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Lastly, we have the largest aircraft the Chinese Air Force has ever operated, the Xian JH-7. According to aircraftcompare.com, this twin-engine fighter bomber measures 73.3 feet long and 20.5 feet tall, with a wingspan of 42 feet. To put things into perspective, the biggest aircraft in Chinese Air Force’s history measures as long as eleven king-size beds, three times as tall as Shaq, and as wide as two-thirds of a bowling lane.

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References: 

  1. https://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/shenyangj6-f6fighter/ 
  2. https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=1608 
  3. https://www.aircraftcompare.com/aircraft/xian-jh-7/ 
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Liberation_Army_Air_Force 
  5. http://www.bluebulbprojects.com/measureofthings/results.php?comp=length&unit=ft&amt=42&s ort=pr&p=1

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