Chinese AAM


defenceman

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same pic as what deino posted in the flanker thread: j-16 carrying PL-15 and PL-10... Hopefully, along with J-10C, those two missiles are now standard A2A munitions for them. In time, PL-12 and PL-8 variants should hopefully cease production and all older 4th gen aircraft will be fitted with PL-15 and PL-10 capability.

Hi any specifications for PL10 & PL15
Thx
 

Bltizo

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possible close up of PL-10's seeker/gimbal in trailer for the movie "sky hunter"... but I'm wondering if it's legit or if it is just a stand in prop.

Obviously the seeker/gimbal looks consistent with what we'd expect for it, and the movie seems to use footage of a lot of real PLAAF hardware so I imagine it's plausible for the PL-10 seeker image to be real as well, but hard to say...

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pl10 srram.jpg
 

Hendrik_2000

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What is this is this PLXX?
PLA Air Force's new AAM. It is estimated that the total length is about 5.79 m, the total diameter is about 306 mm, the weight is close to about 600 kg of YJ - 91. This missile is speculated as Extra long radar killing(AEW) missile similar to Russian KS-172.
PLA空軍の新型AAM。全長は約5.79m、全径は約306mm、重量はYJ-91の約600kgに近いと推定。このミサイルは、ロシアのKS-172と似ている遠距離対レーダー(AEW)ミサイルと推測。



 

Hendrik_2000

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Look like their counter part is still vapor ware not sure if it even operational

Novator KS-172
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KS-172
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Mockup of KS–172 in front of Su-30 in 1994
Type Long range air-to-air missile
Place of origin Russia and India
Production history
Manufacturer
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Specifications
Weight
748 kg (1,650 lb) (KS–172)
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Length 6.01 m (19.7 ft) + 1.4 m (4.6 ft) (KS–172)
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Diameter 40 cm (16 in) (KS–172)
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Warhead HE fragmentation (KS–172)
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Warhead weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Engine Solid-propellant tandem rocket booster (KS–172)
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Wingspan 61 cm (24 in) (KS–172)
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Operational
range

At least 200 km,
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possibly 300–400 km (160–210 nmi)
Flight altitude 3 m (9.8 ft)–30,000 m (98,000 ft) (KS–172)
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Speed 4,000 km/h (2,500 mph; 1.1 km/s; Mach 3.3) (KS–172)
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Guidance
system

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with midcourse guidance and terminal
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(KS–172)
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Launch
platform

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(expected)
The Novator KS-172 is a Russian air-to-air missile designed as an "
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killer"
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at ranges up to 400 km. The missile has had various names during its troubled history, including K-100, Izdeliye 172 ('Article 172'), AAM-L(RVV-L), KS–172, KS-1, 172S-1 and R-172. The airframe appears to have been derived from the
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(SAM) but development stalled in the mid-1990s for lack of funds.
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It appears to have restarted in 2004 after a deal with India, who wants to produce the missile in India for their
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fighters. It is the heaviest air-to-air missile ever produced.
 

Tirdent

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KS-172 is dead. It pretty much lost out to R-37/RVV-BD - performance specs are similar, but the missile is significantly more compact, to the point that it will fit inside the Su-57's bays (which is probably what clinched the deal).
 

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