Shenyang FC-31 / J-31 Fighter Demonstrator

Discussion in 'Air Force' started by RedSky, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. SteelBird
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    er hem... Just a warm remind, guys, you're going off topic! Mods are watching.
     
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    Don't bother quoting articles from this bimbo Katherine hille.
    Every article she produces is anti-Chinese whether it is economic,political or military.

    The fact the the Chinese government allows anti-Chinese western journalists to report from Chinese territory shows how weak and timid the current group of Chinese leaders are.
    The quicker they are gone and replaced with hardliners, the better china will be.

    The west hopes china will fail at engine development so the west can continue its monopoly and not have to deal with china.
    Im sure the people on this forum have more understanding and knowledge about the PLA than the 'experts' she quoted.
    They pick and choose these 'experts' to fit into their anti-Chinese articles to pigeonhole china.

    This is why china would be better off banning ALL foreign NGOs and foreign media.

    Go do some research on this journalist and you will figure out her hatred of all things china.
    Typical china hating western journalist.
     
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    Those are old news/rumors and only point no. 2 was substantiated. I remember years ago a Chinese official commented about the slower spooling of the WS-10 but this is years ago and should've been solved by now. Sometimes the PLAAF leaks information in their own unique way like this video showing the tellingly faster spooling speed of the WS-10A engine (on the J-10B, at 9:30 ) compared to engines of the J-20 and JF-17, indicating the spooling problem have been solved.

    [video=youtube;Wxtm2wVwLnA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxtm2wVwLnA[/video]
     
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    Hmm... By that logic, North Korea would indeed be one of the strongest nation in the world... So was the former Soviet Union...
     
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    Hello,

    No more pics until September now?
     
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    You got to wait, no self respecting woman take off its clothe on the first date.
     
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    I notice something in the video above: the flame from the afterburner of the J-20 is blue while that of the J-10B and JF-17 are red. What does that imply? J-20's engine is definitely not WS-10A (someone suggest that it is WS-15) and does it mean that the fuel burning of J-20's engine is more efficient than that of the J-10B and JF-17? Further, the taking off distance of J-20 seems even shorter than that of the JF-17. (correct me if I'm wrong)
     
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    Thought they are still using AL-31, which has blue flame, like J-10As?
     
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    ^^another observation that leads to the assumption that it is AL-31 family variant powering the current J-20 prototypes
    it has been discussed in the J-20 thread as well as flameholder similarities

    this is OT to the thread, but i guess we have no other thing to discuss because there will be no pics for some time
    not until at least August maybe

    ---------- Post added at 01:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:14 PM ----------

    or how about this, will PLAAF/NAF induct this bird?

    where or in what region do you guys see this bird be effectively deployed?

    the carrier fighter wing rumor, what's the pro and cons of the bird of this size and design?

    what's the consequence of China operating carrier battle group(s) equipped with this class of air wing for China's neighbours and USN strategic planning? i.e will it render the super hornets a disadvantage, requiring F-35 CAP all the time for all mission?
     
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    I don't think that the colour of the exhaust has anything to do with engine efficiency. The U.S. F-1xx series of jet engines have afterburners that are orange in colour but with a different hue from those seen in the video.
     
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