JF-17 Thunder Rockets Into Vertical Climb At The Zhuhai Airshow
The 11th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai recently brought in the aircraft enthusiasts from all over the world. Over 300,000 attendees came to see performances from stellar pilots, experimental aircraft and the public debut of the Chengdu J-20. But one of the most standout performances from Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder.
The daredevil pilots hit the high speeds and immediately go into a vertical climb. The JF-17 isn’t seen very often in North America but it is making rounds throughout Asia.
“The JF-17 is a full multi-role platform capable of air-to-air missions using beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles and all-aspect within-visual-range air-to-air missiles. Coupled with the platform’s compatibility with a tactical data-link and modern electronic warfare and electronic countermeasures suite, the JF-17 can be presented as a complete and potent solution.”
There are roughly 100 JF-17 fighters currently in use by China and Pakistan and is in talks to be purchased by the Air Forces of Turkey, Nigeria and Qatar. This fighter pulls off incredible moves and easily impresses the crowd of at the Zhuhai Airshow in this quick video.