J-10 Thread IV


Franklin

Captain
My grasp of the Chinese language is as good as yours; from several rumors, the radar has 1152 T/R channels and is considered a "1.5 generation" radar within Chinese military parlance.
An ASEA radar with more than 1000 T/R units is quite a feat. There are few countries outside of the US to have achieve that. We will have to wait for some official confirmation untill then this is just speculation.
 

jkliz

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So guys, does anyone have a confirmation on what type of engine the J-10B serial production models are outfitted with? Is it the AL-31 or the WS-10B?
 

Deino

Lieutenant General
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Hmm ... if this is indeed a recent image, then it is a pity, since we know this bird in exactly the same status already since November 11 last year.

J-10B serial 143 - 6.11.14xs.jpg

So guys, does anyone have a confirmation on what type of engine the J-10B serial production models are outfitted with? Is it the AL-31 or the WS-10B?
Yes, confirmed by several sources - esp. the Russian engine manufacture itself - they are using AL-31FN Series III !

Deino
 

jkliz

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Yes, confirmed by several sources - esp. the Russian engine manufacture itself - they are using AL-31FN Series III !

Deino
Hmm...not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, the upgraded Al-31 is rather reliable and relatively new but its not domestic...
 
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Blackstone

Brigadier
Hmm ... if this is indeed a recent image, then it is a pity, since we know this bird in exactly the same status already since November 11 last year.

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Yes, confirmed by several sources - esp. the Russian engine manufacture itself - they are using AL-31FN Series III !

Deino
So much for the wonderful, great, and heroic improvements in WS-10x development.
 

Deino

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Well to be fair, the WS-10 has been successfully installed on the J-10A/J-11A and J-11B series as well as some of the J-16s...

No ... no J-10A so far ever flew with that engine, only J-10B prototype no. 1035, the same with the J-11A ... they are all AL-31F-powered.

For the J-11B series - sans the first production block - and all J-16s You are correct.

Deino
 

jkliz

Junior Member
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No ... no J-10A so far ever flew with that engine, only J-10B prototype no. 1035, the same with the J-11A ... they are all AL-31F-powered.

For the J-11B series - sans the first production block - and all J-16s You are correct.

Deino
Huh, interesting, so the WS-10 engine seems to be attuned to the J-11B and J-16 series. In light of this, the whole idea of using upgraded AL-31s seems to make a lot more sense. The Al-31 IIIs are rather optimal engines for the J-10B as it has roughly the same capabilities of the WS-10B(correct me if Im wrong here) and given the current political/financial situation, Russia will be guaranteed to provide the engines for decades to come. Meanwhile, the J-11Bs and the J-16s can be outfitted with the domestic variants. It's a rather optimistic assessment but I think the current course of action is the best.
 

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