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    "This is another fighter to fly with TVC after the other example"
     
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    Thanks; does anyone know how credible (or not) this poster/blogger is?
     
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    If this is true it could either be a J-20 or a Flanker derivative. Depending on the doctrine it could be a J-16 or a J-11. More likely the J-11 since the J-16 is to be used mainly for the fighter-bomber role I think. Heck it could even be the J-15.
     
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    Indeed, however if indeed related to SAC, a J-20 is unlikely?
     
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    Maybe they’re already testing TVCon the J-31? Get FCS development for it out of the way early in case they’re formally picked up by the PLAN/PLAAF?
     
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    Not impossible either. The MiG-29 OVT had TVC versions of the RD-33, AFAIK development was shelved for lack of money, it might even be possible to resell it to Pakistan later for use in the JF-17. It would also be possible for the Chinese to downscale their own TVC system to fit their own clone of the RD-33.

    But I think this is less likely than just using the WS-10 TVC engine on another fighter which can already use it at this juncture.
     
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    Really accentuates the difference in size between the J-20 and the Flanker >.>
     
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    They are on different planes. How can you tell?
     
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    That’s a good point. Near the end it looks like the Flanker and J-20 in the back look like they’re on the same plane but it could easily be an optical trick from the long lens.
     
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