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Q-5 Fantan strike aircraft

Country of Origin: China


The Q-5 (Quangji-5 or Qiang-5) Fantan strike aircraft is derived from the J-6, a Chinese version of the Soviet MiG-19 Farmer, but has been substantially modified and may be considered a distinct design in its own right. It is a rugged design and relatively simple to operate.

In the late 1950s, China set out to create a dedicated attack aircraft based on the J-6. It wanted an aircraft capable of transonic speed at low levels with minimum transonic drag and the potential to carry a...

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