You are not logged in.

Dear visitor, welcome to WesWorld. If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains in detail how this page works. To use all features of this page, you should consider registering. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.


Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:48pm

Successor of the N1-R1


The Chinese High Command of the Air Force published a tender on a short-range three-seat tactical reconnaissance and army cooperation aircraft as replacement of the Nanchan N1-R1.
The aircraft should have a defensive armament of at least one MG and have a bomb load of round about 250kg. In addition, the aircraft should be on the grounds of redundancy, equipped with two engines. Both engines are also required to obtain the necessary speed and agility. Furthermore, a good all-round vision is required.

Shaanxi Aircraft Ltd. presents its draft for this tender, the SH-25A.

General characteristics
Crew: 3 (pilot, observer / navigator, co-pilot / radio-operator)
Length: 12 m
Wingspan: 18.4 m
Height: 3.7 m
Wing area: 38 m²
Empty weight: 2,680 kg
Loaded weight: 3,950 kg
Powerplant: powered by two 700 hp Huang-Po radial engines.

Maximum speed: 352 km/h at 2,600 m
Range: 700 km
Service ceiling: 8,400 m

2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 machine guns mounted in the wing roots, firing forward
2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 in rear cone, flexible mount, firing rearwards

4 × 50 kg (110 lb) bombs