Alleged picture of the shot down bird If this picture of the crashed plane is legit, it appears to be a Flanker variant. Look at the engine position and the mangled “tail” thing to the right of it, between the twin engines. Those are flanker traits. There’s also an older video circulating that confirms the captured officer is a Su30 pilot. Prior to this success, I had doubts about JF17 design and PLA export material in general. This shows that they take these designs seriously.