PLAN dedicated carrier-borne AEW Thread (KJ-600 or KH-600)

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    IMO looking at the diferences betwen the j-15 mockups and the real thing could give an ideia.
     
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    Maybe your calculation is wrong?

    From google earth photo, J-15 is 15.5m wingspan, the AWAC is 24.93m. We know that Su-33 is 14.7m wingspan, using that to correct the distortion of google earth measuring tool, the AWAC would be just above 24m in wingspan, same as E2.
     
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    This image might help ...

    PLANAF carrier AEW KJ-600 - mock up at Wuhan 201801 part+.jpg
     
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    thanks guys. i must say i dont get it how one image (satelliet one) can show one difference in dimensions and the other image [​IMG]
    has a completely different ratio of wingspan difference between the two.

    But I'd certainly tend to trust the GE satellite imagery more, as it showed itself to be pretty accurate in the past.
     
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    Problems with this photo are:
    1. Three dimensional distortion, where lines of same length that are not in parallel will be different in measurement.
    2. Lack of complete measuring points on the J-15, meaning that you have to rely on measuring the mid point of the fuselage from the right wingtip, a degree off will mean big error.
    GE is more reliable because it is almost 2D (top view from far away). GE's shortcoming is the low resolution leading to one pixel being 10cm or more.
     
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    Interesting artist impression of the PLAN Naval Aviation's future carrierborne AEW type, the KJ-600 (also sometimes known as the KH-600) in comparison to the JZY-01 testbed. Also shown are a dedicated COD- and ASW-variant.

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    KJ-600 artist impression - plain.jpg KJ-600 artist impression - 1.jpg KJ-600 artist impression - 2.jpg
     
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    Now we are talking

    This is exactly what they need

    Question is when?
     
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    Interesting to see this small set of radar arrays on the island. Due to their size, they are probably X-band arrays, possibly related or similar to the ones used on the top mast of the Type 055. It might even be the same set. The top mast looks like a new ESM design.
     
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    Most interesting, indeed.
    Especially part with an ASW plane of this size on the deck.
     
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    These images are most fascinating. When, exactly, did they appear? Is this from an official document or a magazine?
     
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