J-4

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J-4
mig-17_china.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
1 personCrew
5.5 tTake-off weight
10.80 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
15 500 mCeiling
Klimov VK-1Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1150 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm N-37D cannonWeapon 1
40 roundsAmmunition
401 shots/minFire rate
2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannonWeapon 2
160 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombSetup 1
16 x S-5K rocketsSetup 2
16 x S-5M rocketsSetup 3
2 x S-21 rocketsSetup 4
Economy
380 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
990 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png14 740 / 20 296/11 470 / 15 794/4 100 / 5 645Repair
280 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
990 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 200 Ge icon.pngAces
214 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
390 % Sl icon.png320 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Soviet-built Chinese jet fighter J-4. For other versions, see MiG-17 (Family).

Description

The J-4 is a rank VI Chinese jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ??? 15 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 475
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ??? 15 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 475

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
650 ~12 ~5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 600 < 700 < 750 N/A
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 2,450 kgf N/A

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The J-4 was outfitted with the following offensive armament:

  • 1 x 37 mm N-37D autocannon (40 rounds total)
  • 2 x 23 mm NR-23 autocannons (160 rounds total)

Suspended armament

The J-4 can be outfitted with the following suspended ordnance:

  • 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs (total = 500 kg)
  • 16 x S-5K rockets
  • 16 x S-5M rockets
  • 2 X S-21 rockets

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

Cons:

History

The usage of the designation J-4 is unclear, though most western observers claim it was applied to either the MiG-15 or MiG-17. One theory suggested that J-4 was the Chinese designation of the MiG-15bis, though this was later debunked when it was found that the J-2 was in fact a 15bis model. The most likely theory (and the one followed in-game) is that the designation was applied to imported Soviet-built MiG-17As, while license-built MiG-17Fs were designated Shenyang J-5 (F-5).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


Shenyang Aircraft Corporation
Jet Fighters  J-2* · J-4** · Shenyang F-5** · J-6A***
  *License built MiG-15. ** License built MiG-17. *** License built MiG-19.

China jet aircraft
Fighters  J-2 · Shenyang F-5 · J-4 · J-6A · J-7II
Bombers  H-5
American  ␗F-84G-21-RE · ␗F-86F-30
Soviet  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l)