China Flanker Thread II


Deino

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THis is, I assume, a PLAAF J16. But what is currently known about naval J-16s? Is such an unit confirmed? Which one is it?

Actually I don't think so even if I assumed it to be a naval bird.
If I'm not mistaken, then this one below is a regular Block 4 PLAAF J-16 assigned to the 98th Brigade.

J-16H or a new block J-16 with grey radome - 20190509.jpg
 

davidau

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some recent high resolution photos ...
Pilots sitting in the cockpit of their fighter jets going through pre-flight procedures early morning sortie on May 23, 2019. They are assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theatre Command.






 
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by78

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some recent high resolution photos ...
Pilots sitting in the cockpit of their fighter jets going through pre-flight procedures early morning sortie on May 23, 2019. They are assigned to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Northern Theatre Command.
Already posted on the last page.
 

Deino

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I must admit, I'm not entirely sure - esp. since that image is too blurred - but could be that these J-16s featuring the new light-grey coloured radome are indeed already Block 5 aircraft?
It seems a bit as if the construction number on this J-16 is '0502' ... and also, I never noticed this detail on the pylon's front.

J-16 cn. 0502 maybe - 20190602.jpg J-16 cn. 0502 maybe - 20190602 part.jpg J-16 cn. 0502 maybe - pylon.jpg
 

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