CNPMIEC FeiNn-6 (HongYing-6) / FN-6 (Flying Crossbow) History

The FeiNU-6 (FN-6 or HongYinh-6) is an indigenously-designed and produced third generation man-portable Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system of China. The weapon is similar in battlefield scope to the American FIM-92 "Stinger" and Russian 9K338 "Igla" series shoulder-launched missile products. The Chinese FN-6 relies on passive infrared to achieve its engagement, tracking and destruction of low-flying aircraft, primarily helicopters and attack aircraft. Its name translates to "Flying Crossbow".

Overall weight of the FN-6 (complete system) is approximately 16 kilograms with a running length of 1,500mm and caliber of 72mm. Maximum firing range is 6,000 meters while the missile can reach up to 3,800 meters, flying at speeds nearing 600 meters-per-second while propelled by a single-stage solid-fueled rocket motor.

The base FN-6 MANPAD family has since grown to include several related forms: The FN-16 debuted in late 2008 as an improved product with increased accuracy and reliability. The HN-6 has come along supporting new optics and Fire Control System (FCS). Performance has, once again, been improved through this new mark. The FN-6A has been forged as part of a vehicle-mounted, turret-operated variant supported by a 12. 7mm Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) for local defense. The ZBL-09 ADS is a similar-minded Air Defense System (ADS) revealed in late 2012 relying on the FN-16 missile (tube-launched) system coupled to a 30mm Gatling-style autocannon.

CNPMIEC FeiNn-6 (HongYing-6) / FN-6 (Flying Crossbow) Specification

BASICS

Service Year

1999

Origin

China

Classification

MAN-Portable, Air Defense System (MANPADS)

MANUFACTURER(S)

China National Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CNPMIEC) - China

OPERATORS

Bangladesh; China; Cambodia; Iraq; Malaysia; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Sudan; Syria

ROLES

Anti-Aircraft

Ability to engage low-flying aerial threats.

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Overall Length

1,500 mm

59. 06 in

Barrel Length

1,500 mm

59. 06 in

Empty Wgt

35. 27 lb

16. 00 kg

Sights

Integrated Optics

ACTION

Passive InfraRed Homing

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)

CARTRIDGE & FEED

Caliber(s)*

72mm

Rounds / Feed

Single-Shot

*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources. **Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.

PERFORMANCE

Max Eff. Range

12,464 ft

(3,799 m | 4,155 yd)

Rate-of-Fire

6

rds/min

Muzzle Velocity

1,970 ft/sec

(600 m/sec)

VARIANTS

FenNu-6 "HongYing-6" - Base Series DesignationFN-6 "Flying Crossbow" - Alternative DesignationFN-16HN-6FN-6AFB-6AZBL-09 ADS

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