J-10 Thread III (Closed to posting)

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    The gist of the stuff above is:

    There was this guy, goneless, who lives near the Yanliang test center and who often posts aircraft pictures he takes around that area. Before the rumor, he was traveling aroung the Middle East, passing through Iran. He was bored and wrote a "poem", in which he described some plane almost crashed and then became a puff of smoke and disappeared in the Western sky or something like that.

    So there were these equally bored readers, who found this "poem" of his on his miniblog. Simply because he often posts stuff and pictures of test aircraft at the Yanliang Test Center, these bored, yet typically highly imaginative readers started to speculate:

    Iran? Could he mean Yanliang? (As in Chinese phonetics, Iran is spelled as Yilang, with the same initials as Yanliang, and so Yanliang is sometimes jokingly called Iran.) Could he be implying that an aircraft in YL crashed? Since the J-10B was the only aircraft being tested there lately, it's got to be it!

    So there it was started!

    A worthless speculation somehow was picked up by some editor of some Hong Kong newspaper of some worth. And from that newspaper, it fed back to all the forums around...
     
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    Good to know that it was just a baseless hoax.

    I don't understand why some people would make up BS like this, fair enough if someone read too much into an innocent poem or there was a misunderstanding, but making up claims about the pilot dying as well is just plain despicable and totally unforgivable.

    Just imagine what the families of all the test pilots would have gone through when this news first broke. Considering that these guys are test pilots and some of them would be on top secret projects so may not be able to get in touch with family on short notice, it might have been days before a concerned relative found out that their loved one was ok. This may well be one of the reasons why the PLAAF has came out to officially deny the rumors.
     
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    Could someone tell me if the radar for J-10B is AESA??

    I would certainly hope so.
     
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    It's up for dispute by a few people (#inst) but overall the consensus here, other chinese defence forums and BBS/big shrimps seem to be it is active.
     
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    Yepp .. and here finally a clearer shot of that bird !

    Deino
     

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    1034 is running on AL-31F,right?
     
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    Yes ... 1031 + 1033 + 1034 are powered by the AL-31FN ... 1035 is the first one with the TH.
     
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    Hey if You want to read a good joke ... :p

    Deino ;)
     
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    Deino reads strategypage! ;)
     
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