J-10 Thread IV


Confusionism

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J-10 low altitude training in the Yarlung Tsangpo River Valley, Tibet.
Although this is an older video, I have not seen it in the forum.
It should be noted that although the title and subtitles of the video state that this is the famous Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, this is actually a section of Yarlung Tsangpo river from Gonggar County to Rinbung County, and the height is not 2880 meters above sea level as in the video, but about 4000 meters. The jet was taking off from Lhasa Gonggar Airport.

and a shorter version.
 
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siegecrossbow

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J-10 low altitude training in the Yarlung Tsangpo River Valley, Tibet.
Although this is an older video, I have not seen it in the forum.
It should be noted that although the title and subtitles of the video state that this is the famous Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, this is actually a section of Yarlung Tsangpo river from Gonggar County to Rinbung County, and the height is not 2880 meters above sea level as in the video, but about 4000 meters. The jet was taking off from Lhasa Gonggar Airport.

and a shorter version.

I’ve posted a bilibili version in 2020 or 2021. However I always prefer embedded video when possible.
 

Mohsin77

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Nice, looks similar to the famous 'Mach Loop' training area in the UK.

People should get up there and snap pics. They'll probably catch J-10s/16s/20s here.

A location like this is a goldmine for photographers:
MACH LOOP AMERICANS (4k) - YouTube
MACH LOOP TOP GUNS 4K - YouTube
 
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plawolf

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J-10C pilot/Golden Helmet winner Gao Benchao claims that he used a new feature on J-10C’s AESA radar to achieve victory against J-16. His wingman was “shot down” and he himself was down to two missiles towards the end of the engagement but made good use of them, downing both enemy aircraft.

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My reading was that he wasn’t down to two missiles, but that he only had two missiles. Which is consistent with the J10’s standard missile load of two BVRAAMs and two WVRAAMs.

The new feature is indeed interesting, but as already pointed out, details were deliberately kept vague and there are many possibilities.
 

Maikeru

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My reading was that he wasn’t down to two missiles, but that he only had two missiles. Which is consistent with the J10’s standard missile load of two BVRAAMs and two WVRAAMs.

The new feature is indeed interesting, but as already pointed out, details were deliberately kept vague and there are many possibilities.
Thought it was 4 BVRAAM on double pylons?
 

siegecrossbow

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It can carry 4 BVRAAMs on dual pylons, but they seem to rarely actually fly with that load out. In peace time in any case.

I would expect/hope they fly with 4 in actual combat.

It has to do with the role of J-10C in PLAAF. J-16 already could carry a heavy AA load so there isn’t as much impetus to rollout dual pylon for the J-10C in PLAAF as PAF does.
 

plawolf

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It has to do with the role of J-10C in PLAAF. J-16 already could carry a heavy AA load so there isn’t as much impetus to rollout dual pylon for the J-10C in PLAAF as PAF does.
True, but 2 BVRAAMs just seems, insufficient, and there are a lot of combat strategies you would not be able to or want to use if you only had two BVRAAMs as opposed to 4. But then again, two PL15s probably wipes the floor with 4 PL12s.

Speaking of which, has there ever been any photos of PL15s on dual racks?
 

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