China Flanker Thread II

Discussion in 'Air Force' started by sumdud, Jan 12, 2008.

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    Would be interesting to know, if the J-16 could carry even two AAMs on an adapter similar to these twin-pylon adapter usually used for rocket pods.

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    I doubt we'll see those for AAMs. Technically it could easily be done, but fact is that Flanker is a platform with so many hardpoints as it is, that often time it doesn't even have to carry the max number of missiles in a mission. Unless the air combat doctrine really changes into mass missile spam (So far, despite F-15x being shown with a bunch of missiles ,that doesn't seem to be the case) i doubt we'll get those twin racks.
     
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    High-resolution images of J-16s, J-11s, J-11BSs from recent exercises...

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    No, I don't think you are?? LOL, but you're likely picking up a few "Growler" tingles...
     
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    J15D and J16D also identified in operational camo for the first time

    until now both units only in yellow primer

    could this suggest that both are in operational units
     
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    Yes & No ... concerning the colour it is not necessary a hint for being operation, we know the J-15S in grey since September 2015 and it is still not operational. Also the J-15D is grey since October 2018.

    Concerning the J-16 - and I don't know what's your source to think they are operational - you might be right. At least these two image suggest to have a serial number erased...

    J-16D - 20190203 - 1.jpg J-16D - 20190203 - 2.jpg
     
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    Yes I was referring to this over on PDF
     
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