This is a discussion on New J-10 Thread III within the Air Force forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; look at it this way 200 engines for about 50 j-11 and reserve for spares or about 2 regiments of ...
look at it this way 200 engines for about 50 j-11 and reserve for spares or about 2 regiments of j-10 (33-34 planes per regiment) plus spares, either way not very many engines!
New pic of J-10B and J-11BS?
CDF is stating that that's a naval J-10B. Interesting.
also, this place located at China flight test reserch institute ( 630 institute ) in Xian, J-10B and J-11Bs, they are together preparing for flight test, not strange.I didn't see that until now, interesting indeed. The colors certainly match.
I don't know, still looks like a J-10A to me. Unless we get a non-blocked view of the nose or the intake, it's hard to tell from this far out.
here is a more upclose picture of the plane I guess
And here is a picture of J-10B's tail from huitong's website
At least to me, that tail top looks different. I don't see that ECM housing at all.
the picture above cannot be a carrier plane because the landing gears are not fit for the job
Just because it's part of the PLAN doesn't necessarily mean they're for carriers. China has no operational carrier, yet the PLAN has had fighters for years.
Hmmm ... just back from a French-visit and IMO it looks not like a "B" nor a naval-bird.
At least I would say, it includes the taller tailfin + the ECM, but even if quite blurred, the intake and the tail-fins seem to be the original ones.
Could simply be an updated "A-version" as a test-bed.