China Flanker Thread II


asif iqbal

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so all J11 now operate he WS10 engine including the very first batch which were retrofitted ?

this means Flanker is now indigenous throughout apart from the J15 batch 1 and 2

maybe batch 3 will be indigenous
 

tamsen_ikard

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is China developing the J-11D? China still needs to replace a lot legacy fighters and J-20 probably will not be mass produced until WS-15 shows up.
 

ougoah

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Have we ever seen Chinese flankers carrying AAMs under the intakes and between the intake tunnels? I don't remember seeing any flying with Chinese AAMs in those hardpoints. Could this be because Chinese AAMs have a firing that isn't suitable for those hardpoints as opposed to the R-27/77/37?
 

Bltizo

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Have we ever seen Chinese flankers carrying AAMs under the intakes and between the intake tunnels? I don't remember seeing any flying with Chinese AAMs in those hardpoints. Could this be because Chinese AAMs have a firing that isn't suitable for those hardpoints as opposed to the R-27/77/37?
There are others, but these are the ones I recall most often.

And if a BVR missile was designed with the option or the inbuilt function to be launched from below an aircraft's intakes or ventral side then that would be a rather big oversight of the missile itself and likely would have been rectified before it even got off the drawing board.

j-11b aam - Copy.jpgj-16 aam - Copy.jpg
 

BaiyueRaeuz

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is China developing the J-11D? China still needs to replace a lot legacy fighters and J-20 probably will not be mass produced until WS-15 shows up.
From the looks of things it seems that the J-11D prototype has already been discarded in favor of J-16. It has been several years since the announcement of the J-11D project and I still haven't heard anything from it, meaning that it's very likely that it has been abandoned. Maybe the PLA deems that a 4th gen multi-role fighter like the J-16 that can not only attack enemy fighters but also enemy ground and naval targets is more necessary than a pure air-superiority fighter like the J-11D.

However, it's quite possible that some technologies or components found on the J-11D prototype have been incorporated onto the J-16 and the newest batch of J-11B called J-11BG.
 

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