J-15 carrier-borne fighter thread


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Towards the end of a promotional video celebrating the 15th-anniversary of the J-15's first flight, the J-35 has been hinted with greater details by the PLAN, alongside the J-15B. Posted by @歼-15的天空 on Weibo.

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Source video: 【这一起一落,中国成功了......-哔哩哔哩】
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Sorry, but where did you see a J-15B?


It's been 14 years since the first flight of J-15.



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This one. Only a J-15-lookalike shape, though - Alongside the CATOBAR CV-18 below.

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This is just a J-15 silhouette on a graphic of CV-18, so a rather low effort PR segment.

I think it's a bit of a stretch to say this is "J-15B related" because for one, we all know J-15B exists (we have multiple pictures of it), and we already know it will be part of CV-18's complement.

If anything I would say that video tells us nothing new and gives us no new information about J-15B at all.
At most it can be viewed as the PLAN indirectly alluding to a J-15 variant being intended for CV-18, which for the general populace is perhaps useful but for us is information we've known for years with much more detail.

I wouldn't quite say it's a waste of time, but I do think the video should be acknowledged as not telling us anything new and not having anything interesting.