China Flanker Thread II


ougoah

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Great image of a PLAAF J-16 carrying four PL-15 AAMs.

(Image courtesy of MXRTBZ via Huitong's CMA-Blog)

By the way, any idea what happened with @huitong's Weibo-account?

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Is this the first time we've been given an image of a J-16 with two MRAAMs in the centreline pylons? Can't remember if intake pylons can do that as well. That's capability to carry at least eight PL-15s with two PL-10s. Possibly ten PL-15s with two PL-10s.
 

by78

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Bogeys on the tail.


 

Hendrik_2000

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Not sure if it posted before New version of J 11 B with new radar according to AVIC. It beautiful shot of flanker
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Improved J-11B fighter jet variant enters batch production: reports​

By Liu Xuanzun Source: Global Times Published: 2020/12/24 19:08:31
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A fighter jet attached to an aviation brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command safely returns from a training sortie despite of poor weather in early September, 2020.Photo:China Military

An improved variant of China's J-11B aircraft has reportedly entered batch production, and experts said on Thursday that this type of heavy fighter jet has possibly received upgrades on its radar system that can increase its situational awareness and combat range.

The Shenyang Aircraft Co Ltd under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) finally wrapped up all test flight missions for aircraft in scientific research batch production for this year on December 18, AVIC announced on its Sina Weibo account on Wednesday.


A J-11B fighter jet with a white-colored radar dome is featured in photos attached to AVIC's Weibo post, reported Weihutang, a China Central Television program on military affairs.

Most of the previous J-11B fighter jets use radar domes in black, the report noted.

While some J-11Bs that use white radar domes were spotted in recent reports on the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, it was not immediately clear if they were only temporary paint or a part of a technical demonstration, Weihutang said, noting that since AVIC said this time the aircraft belongs to a scientific research production batch, it means the upgraded J-11B with the white radar dome is confirmed to have entered batch production.

It is not known what improvements this type of new J-11B variant has received, but analysts said that it could be equipped with an advanced active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to replace the previous pulse-Doppler radar, reports said.
 
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Deino

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Not sure if it posted before New version of J 11 B with new radar according to AVIC. It beautiful shot of flanker
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Improved J-11B fighter jet variant enters batch production: reports​

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It is not clear to me, does that Avic release claim those are newly produced j11b fighters?


IMO these is no a restart of a true Flanker-production, but eventually they mean "conversion". From my information, regular J-11B/BS production has ended.
 

11226p

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IMO these is no a restart of a true Flanker-production, but eventually they mean "conversion". From my information, regular J-11B/BS production has ended.
So in your opinion BG production is still ongoing, right?
 

Hendrik_2000

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It is not clear to me, does that Avic release claim those are newly produced j11b fighters?
Yes it does, seem from official AVIC weibo account here it is. From the wording seem like AVIC wrapping up with testing of the prototype that we have seen on this forum and Batch production will start seem very clear to me unless it is mistranslation of weibo posting

The Shenyang Aircraft Co Ltd under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) finally wrapped up all test flight missions for aircraft in scientific research batch production for this year on December 18, AVIC announced on its Sina Weibo account on Wednesday.
 

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