China Flanker Thread II


Deino

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Impressive profiles of Chinese Flankers ... from J-11 over J-15 to J-16.

(Artwork via @feel的小步舞曲 from Weibo)

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By the way, do we know who is the original creator of these profiles since by my understanding @feel的小步舞曲 usually only composes them together based on others?
Especially the early ones - J-11A, J-11B and BS - are IMO from Bai Wei, who helped me very much with the artworks for my first book, but since several years I know nothing of him and also got no reply to any mails.
 

jobjed

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99th Brigade at Korla Airbase. Not only did this start out as a J-7 brigade, it's also the first brigade to get a full complement of J-16s. Its treatment is completely unprecedented. Whatever India is doing, 99th Brigade is very grateful to them.

99th Brigade is usually at Hotan, they're probably over at Korla for training or exercises.
 
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Deino

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99th Brigade at Korla Airbase. Not only did this start out as a J-7 brigade, it's also the first brigade to get a full complement of J-16s. Its treatment is completely unprecedented. Whatever India is doing, 99th Brigade is very grateful to them.

99th Brigade is usually at Hotan, they're probably over at Korla for training or exercises.

But wasn't the 7th AB at Wuhu not also a former J-7 unit?
 

jobjed

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But wasn't the 7th AB at Wuhu not also a former J-7 unit?
Supposedly they don't have a full complement of J-16s yet. Remember brigades have 32 aircraft composed of four 大队, I've read they receive new aircraft in batches of 大队 size so usually it takes four deliveries before the whole brigade is fully equipped. 99th was apparently the first to get a full complement and they got it all at once. Do you know of any other brigade that got this lucky?
 

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Supposedly they don't have a full complement of J-16s yet. Remember brigades have 32 aircraft composed of four 大队, I've read they receive new aircraft in batches of 大队 size so usually it takes four deliveries before the whole brigade is fully equipped. 99th was apparently the first to get a full complement and they got it all at once. Do you know of any other brigade that got this lucky?

I must admit I'm still not convinced with the 99th AB ... here is the original link + report which sound IMO much more like the 7th Air Brigade at Wuhu.

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