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J-7 production ends after BAF J-7 jets Delivered

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  1. Lankan Ranger

    Lankan Ranger ELITE MEMBER

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    J-7 production ends after
    BAF J-7 jets Delivered


    The J-7 production line at Chengdu is now being decommissioned after the last 12 F-7BGI jets for the BAF delivered. That is an 40-year production run.

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    China Defense Blog: Rurmor of the day: The last J-7s.
     
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  3. Lankan Ranger

    Lankan Ranger ELITE MEMBER

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    Yes...:tup:

    16 F-7BGI received in 2013 as stop-gap aircraft till the proposed 4.5 generation fighter procurement matures.
     
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    after 40 years it is a long time
     
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    wild_fire1979 FULL MEMBER

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    Wow!!! Since the production line is gone, no more upgrades or they would prove very expensive. Not sure if buying it was such a smart move.
     
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    I think J-7 was the only variant of Mig-21 still was on production until now..end of an era then,I might say..
     
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    And so the J-7 production line has ended (it is about time).

    BAF was the last customer indeed.

    Just because a model's production line has ended, it doesn't mean spares and upgrades won't be available.
     
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    Maira La SENIOR MEMBER

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    What are these J-7s for guys? Is it possible to rent them out to rich amateur pilots and at least get some RoI? :lol:
     
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    china literally has thousands of j-7 of all flavors decommisioned/being decommissioned, spare parts is no problem at all. i highly doubt these j-7 will ever be upgraded, they are a stop-gap after all.
     
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    F-7BGI will remain the most improved variant of F-7 planes since the assembly plant is being closed. F-7 is essentially Mig-21 which started its journey in 1959 in Russia. This is the longest surviving war plane in the world.