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Chinese Designations

Aircraft

The Chinese designations are simple combinations of a function letter and a sequential number. The only complication arises because there are also export designations, that are based on English instead of Chinese.

      Letter   Export    Function

      ------   ------    --------

       CJ       PT        Chujiao      Primary Trainer

       H        B         Hong         Bomber

       J        F         Jian         Fighter

       JJ       FT        Jianjiao     Fighter / Trainer

       Q        A         Qiang        Attack

       SH       PS        Shuihong     maritime bomber

       Y        Yun                    transport

       Z        Zhi                    vertical, i.e.  helicopter


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