J-10 Thread IV


ougoah

Captain
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Only just became consciously aware of the J-10's pylon geometry. Is it me or do these pylons separate the weapon from the wing quite a bit more than on other fighters?
 

Quickie

Major
Only just became consciously aware of the J-10's pylon geometry. Is it me or do these pylons separate the weapon from the wing quite a bit more than on other fighters?
It's the effect of a very wide-angle lens. The YJ-91 seems like it's pointing downward when it's really not.
 

ougoah

Captain
Registered Member
It's the effect of a very wide-angle lens. The YJ-91 seems like it's pointing downward when it's really not.
No the YJ-91 is pointing down. Compare it with the two pylons adjacent. But my mistake on the offset distance. It appears similar on any Russia/NATO fighter as well. Just never noticed how most 4th gen fighter pylons look like a two part setup. YJ-91 reasons for pointing downwards is a mystery though but it's uninteresting to me.
 

Quickie

Major
No the YJ-91 is pointing down. Compare it with the two pylons adjacent. But my mistake on the offset distance. It appears similar on any Russia/NATO fighter as well. Just never noticed how most 4th gen fighter pylons look like a two part setup. YJ-91 reasons for pointing downwards is a mystery though but it's uninteresting to me.
It shouldn't be pointing downwards for it'll have a very adverse effect on aerodynamics during flight. If as you said there's no camera effect, then you have to say that the LT-2 and PL-8 (to a slighter extent due to its shorter length and therefore its depth of field) are mounted pointing downwards too.
 

SinoSoldier

Colonel
It shouldn't be pointing downwards for it'll have a very adverse effect on aerodynamics during flight. If as you said there's no camera effect, then you have to say that the LT-2 and PL-8 (to a slighter extent due to its shorter length and therefore its depth of field) are mounted pointing downwards too.
It is absolutely pointing down, as shown by the rear and near-profile photos.

YJ91-1.jpg
YJ91-2.jpg
 

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