J-20 5th Gen Fighter Thread V

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    Would the WS-10/WS-15 engine require J-20s inlet to be redesigned or adjusted (again)?
     
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    It's possible that they are testing with the Taihang as a failsafe more so than as part of their primary planning for the J-20. I imagine even if the intention were to install a 140-150 kN version of the Taihang the WS-10B might be a good stand-in for the characteristics of such an engine until it finishes prototype development. I guess we'll see, but it doesn't seem to me that the PLAAF values indigenization so much that they would go with reduced capabilities on their premier fighter, especially since they've already bit the bullet on entering production with a Russian engine (but maybe that alone is indication that they aren't in fact using the M2s).
     
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    Yes, I agree that AFM should contact the movie producer directly.
     
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    I got around ITR 34 for one video ... it was the one with two J-20's performing for the Zhuhai demo.
    The Liyang insider says that the WS-10B is generates around 14 tonnes of thrust, so in that range.
     
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