China Flanker Thread III


by78

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A very rare sight. J-16's wingtip pylons are occupied (by PL-10).

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HeroOftheFerelden

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A very rare sight. J-16's wingtip pylons are occupied (by PL-10).

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The 7th at Rugao to my eyes.

I think when he said it's a rare sight because only three brigades operating J-16s have been deployed to the frontlines for combat purposes and rarely been reported without any censorship.

On the other hand, when J-16s were on combat patrol duties, they always have PL-10s on the wingtips.

J-16s from the 40th
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This one was from August 2022, we all know what happened.
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J-16 from the 98th, deployed to Kuqa airport in June 2021 during a rapid deployment exercise.
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TOKYO DRIFT ABC

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Interesting sight ... for the first time a PLAAF J-16 was seen together with a RuAF Tu-95MS from yesterday's "long-distance joint flight" of Russian Tu-95MS and PLAAF H-6KG bombers, which were accompanied by two J-16s.

Looks like 61389 (or 61388) from the 7th Air Brigade at Jiaxing AB (?)

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These pics could be from exercises in August but I don't see them posted.

From the back seat of the J-16.
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PL-10 on wingtip, PL-15 inside.
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Russian R-27 missile, so this one may be from SU-27, or early J-11?
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siegecrossbow

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Do we have a photo of gray dome J-11B carrying PL-15? If I recall correctly we’ve seen PL-15 on legacy J-11B before but not yet on the upgraded ones.
 

Deino

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Wow :oops: ... what a birthday present!

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Therefore I was all the more happy about his offer to review my current book and I was all the more excited about what he would say about it ... obviously he seems to like it. ;)

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