|First flight on.||Canceled in 1980 as blueprints only.|
|Retired on.||No, it was never made.|
|Major contractor(s).||Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation.|
|Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles.||No.|
|Fight ceiling||28,000 m.|
|Top speed.||Mach 2.8.|
|Range.||2,000 km (Combat range).|
|Rate of climb.||255 m/s.|
|Links.||http://jetairblog.com/2011/06/chengdu-j-9/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:MobileLanguages/Chengdu_J-9, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu_J-9 and http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Chengdu_J-9|
The J-9 was primarily cancelled due to the Chinese inability to produce the specified WS-6 turbofan engine and was also severely disrupted by the failed Cultural Revolution.
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