China Flanker Thread II

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    Thanks for making my statement a bit clearer! :)
     
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    doesn't look like the *exact* same pylon to me. the old image looks to me as if the vertical front edge of the pylon, near the fuselage, goes backwards. The new image looks to me as if the same edge goes forward.
     
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    Indeed ! Hats off ! :)
     
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    Yes, I agree, and even the pod itself doesn't look exactly the same; for example the YINGS III pod has an air intake at the ventral surface (relative to where its attachment point is), which we do not see in that J-16 photo. Also the YINGS III pod has a round rear end whereas the pod in that picture has a sharp rear end.

    However I will say that the differences in the pod and the pylon appearance in that old profile photo could be because it has been significantly doctored that might make some details look different and/or removed.
     
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    True, but as Blitzo says, the image is heavily photoshopped - for example, the aircraft was almost certainly sitting on the ground in the original image (drooping horizontal stabs, i.e. hydraulic system probably not pressurized, nobody in the cockpit). That means there may have been a lot of clutter in the background of the pod & pylon (landing gear parts, objects on the ground) which could have made it difficult for the person who cropped it to identify the correct outline of an unfamiliar shape.

    Hard to tell either way, IMHO.
     
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    Su-35 with "Plasma Stealth" my friend, good catch, you can see his wingman as well, some type of "infra-red" capability no doubt enabled you to catch this!
     
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    some high resolution images...of PLAAF Southern Command on a flight training excercise 25 June 2019...


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    preparing to take off

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    up she goes...

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    ..some more high resolution photos of round-the- clock training of PLAAF Southern Theatre Command on 4 July 2019...

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    ..climbing into the cockpit ready for flight..

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    ...safely home, drogue deploying....
     
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