Guizhou JL-9

[Would you like to see this in-game?]
  • Yes
  • No
0 voters

Guizhou JL-9




The JL-9 aircraft, an enhanced version of the JJ-7, was created at the 011 Base. During the 1980s, the JJ-7 aircraft was first showcased at an Air Show and later on, it started being exported. Building upon the JJ-7 model, the 011 Base managed to develop the JJ-7P aircraft in just 19 months, thus expanding its reach in the global market.

The JJ-7 aircraft continued to evolve, with new variations constantly in the works. Recognizing the need for a more advanced trainer aircraft that could bridge the gap between the JL-8 and third-generation fighter jets in the Chinese Air Force, the 011 Base took the initiative to finance the development of the “Shanying” advanced trainer aircraft, which was based on the JJ-7 model. The initial concept of this aircraft was to combine the development and training features of China’s basic trainer aircraft and third-generation fighter jets, catering to the training requirements of third-generation fighter pilots, along with certain combat capabilities. The JL-9 aircraft underwent redesigning of the wings, front fuselage, and air inlet, while maintaining the horizontal tail, vertical tail, rear fuselage, landing gear, and other body shapes and structures from the JJ-7A aircraft. Unlike the J-7II aircraft, the JL-9 advanced trainer aircraft features a distinct delta wing layout. It utilizes a high lift-to-drag ratio double delta wing aerodynamic layout similar to the J-7E/G series, enhancing take-off and landing performance as well as mid-low altitude flight capabilities. The aircraft incorporates an air intake layout under the ribs on both sides. The front cabin offers a downward viewing angle of 14 degrees, while the rear cabin provides a 5-degree downward viewing angle directly in front. This configuration effectively enhances the downward viewing angles of both cabins, improving flight training effectiveness and pilot work environment. Additionally, the aircraft features a wide viewing angle design, expanding the pilot’s field of vision significantly compared to the JJ-7 aircraft. It is equipped with front three-point landing gear, an integral arc windshield, a cover ejection rescue seat, and a detachable simulated air refueling plug, enabling the completion of training exercises such as air refueling.

The JL-9 aircraft successfully completed its inaugural flight on December 13, 2003. Subsequently, in July 2006, the Air Force granted approval for the ongoing advancement and refinement of this aircraft.

It is has yet to retire and is currently in use for training by the PLAAF and PLANAF.

The Export Model is Called FTC-2000

Technical Data


Crew - 2 Pilots

Length - 14.554 m

Height - 4.103 m

Wingspan - 8.32 m

Gross Weight - 7,850 kg

Max Takeoff Weight - 9,500 kg

Engine - 1 x Guizhou Liyang - WP-13F (C) (43.5 kN Dry, 63.25 kN Wet)

Max Speed - 1,100 km/h at sea level.

Service Ceiling - 16,000 m

Max Range - 1,600 km

Rate of Climb - 150 m/s


1 x 23mm Gun pod (Center Pylon)

4 x 90mm HF-7D Rocket Pods

4 x Type 250-3 Bombs

4 x PL-5

4 x PL-8

4 x PL-9

3 x 420 L Drop Tanks

1 x 720 L Drop Tank (Center Pylon)


2nd Gen RWR

JL-10GJ Radar

Countermeasures - Flare / Chaff (10-20)

Advanced Ballistic Computer








(Book) Encyclopedia of Chinese Aircraft, Vol.3 (Page 222-224)

(Book) China’s Navy Ships and Aircraft of the People’s Republic of China, 1955 - 2021 (Page B-13)

Also made with aid from CaID’s Old Forum Post. (Please Note that this seems to be the combination of a few variants)



A Further continuation of the JL-9 Airframe can be found at 阿依土鳖的罗初’s FTC-2000G suggestion.


Wasn’t this already suggested?

1 Like

No, that’s a different variant.

FTC-2000G and FTC-2000/JL-9 are not the same aircraft. The former is an upgraded model specifically designed for export to third world countries, while the latter is a PLAAFA self use/direct export model


I have previously published suggestions regarding FTC-2000/JL-9 (currently under review), and I believe my article should have been merged by management personnel into this one


But Chengdu J-10 needs to be added first(it is the chinese equivalent of the F-16, not the J-8F, which is the chinese equivalent of the F-5)

In my opinion, I suppose that gaijin could add FTC-2000 from AVIC demonstrator







We will probably get this as a skin instead.

And FTC-2000 export prototype it differ from PLAAF/PLANAF JL-9 ?

That prototype is probably same as JL-9

+1 though PL-9 would be too strong at the moment. With PL-8 I see it as a very close equivalent to the F-20 and would occupy a similar placement. Maybe we can see PL-8A or B with FoV gating IRCCM.