China Flanker Thread II


Scchwerter_

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I hope I'm in the right thread for this...

So I've noticed for a while that a number of J-11As seem to have undergone upgrades that fitted a set of all-aspect MAWS on them (see attached picture)

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I looked around for a bit but found basically no information on when and by whom these were installed... anyone know anything on the subject?

p.s. AFIAK these are the only Chinese-made Flankers that have all-aspect MAWS; J-11B/BS, J-15 and J-16 all seem to have only rear-aspect MAWS mounted on the end of the tail boom. Kinda wired why they would keep to rear-aspect only, especially when J-10C have all-aspect MAWS.

edit: appraently these are what J-10C are currently using (I think), and the shape loosely matchs the ones on the J-11A's tail... still have nothing concrete tho
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tupolevtu144

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I hope I'm in the right thread for this...

So I've noticed for a while that a number of J-11As seem to have undergone upgrades that fitted a set of all-aspect MAWS on them (see attached picture)

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I looked around for a bit but found basically no information on when and by whom these were installed... anyone know anything on the subject?

p.s. AFIAK these are the only Chinese-made Flankers that have all-aspect MAWS; J-11B/BS, J-15 and J-16 all seem to have only rear-aspect MAWS mounted on the end of the tail boom. Kinda wired why they would keep to rear-aspect only, especially when J-10C have all-aspect MAWS.

edit: appraently these are what J-10C are currently using (I think), and the shape loosely matchs the ones on the J-11A's tail... still have nothing concrete tho
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i suspect they are testing out new equipment on an older batch of aircraft before adopting them into newer aircraft. Only this explanation makes sense.
 

Scchwerter_

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i suspect they are testing out new equipment on an older batch of aircraft before adopting them into newer aircraft. Only this explanation makes sense.
possibly, but in that case wouldn't J-11B (which has Chinese avionics instead of russian) be a better platform?
 

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