Thursday, October 29, 2020

JF-17 Thunder

PAF’s Air to Air Refueling Capability

Pakistan Air Force's primary Air to Air Refueler is IL-78, which utilities Probe & Drogue method to refuel Mirages, JF-17 Thunder Block-2s & Upcoming Block 3 as well. JF-17 Block-3 uses a detachable & easy “Integrated Refueling Probe”, according...

JF-17B Thunder (Bravo) Carrying FAE Bombs

JF-17B (Serial 0002) Carrying Two "CS/BBF1 500 lb. or 250 lb." Fuel Air Explosive (FAE) Bombs "Precision Guided Munition". Interesting Information: "Fuel Air Explosive Bombs are best known type of "Thermobaric Weapons". It is a type of explosive that uses...

Exclusive on Dassault Rafale, F-16 Fighting Falcon, JF-17 Thunder Block-3 & Way Forward For PAF

In November 2009, a squad of F-22 Raptors from the US Air Force 1st Fighter Wing in Virginia flew to UAE to train with French air force fighter jets and Typhoon jets from the British Air Force. According to...

Azerbaijan Shows Interest in JF-17 Thunder

Reportedly Azerbaijan has shown interest in JF-17 Thunder. Sources suggest that Azerbaijani Air Force is looking for 24-36 Multirole Fighter Jets to replace their aging Mig-21s & Mig-29s. Azerbaijani Air Force currently operates 5x Mig-21s, 12x Mig-29s & 12x Su-25s....

Clarification on JF-17 Thunder’s KG-600/700 SPJ Jamming Pod

Some 2-3 days ago a picture (Show Below) came on "Social Media" by "Zohaib Malik" an excellent aviation photographer which shows JF-17 Thunder carrying a targeting pod under his belly hard point. Many experts, pages, groups & other "Social...

Thunder Bravo’s Cockpit & Wings

Since Bravo is "Dual Seat Variant" it has bigger cockpit than Alpha which is "Single Seat Version". Moreover Bravo has 3-axis FBW control system & has excellent EW capabilities due to build in "EW suite" plus Bravo can carry...

Thunder Bravo’s Nose & Ground Clearance

JF-17B "Bravo" has slightly bigger nose than Alpha which means that Bravo can house different radar than Block-1 & Block-2 but sources reveal that Bravo uses KLJ-7 V2 radar used by JF-17 Thunder Block-2 (PAF might go for KLJ-7A...

Thunder Bravo’s DSI comparison with Alpha’s DSI

Thunder Bravo has better designed DSI than Thunder Alpha (Single Seat Version). Basically, it means that Bravo's RCS will be much smaller than Alpha's RCS. Smaller RCS means Bravo will be harder to detect by adversary's radar which will...

Thunder Bravo’s new Landing Gear Lights

JF-17B Thunder's (Dual-Seat Version) landing gear has got new LED lights instead of traditional old-fashioned landing gear lights like in JF-17 Thunder (Block-1 & Block-2). Important Note: Recently PAF has released a video in which PAF's No.16 Squadron "Black Panthers"...

Update on Pakistan: “JF-17 Thunder’s Integration with RA’AD II ALCM”

Picture shown suggests that PAF has integrated JF-17 Thunder with RA'AD II ALCM. Sources suggest that PAF has developed a lighter version of RA'AD II which is specifically designed to be integrated with JF-17 Thunder. Imagine 120+ JF-17 Thunders along...
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