J-15 Carrier Multirole Fighter thread


crash8pilot

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What's the difference between the S and D?
S and D nomenclature is based on Chinese pinyin. S stands for 双 (pronounced “Shuang”), which means “dual/twin”. D stands for 电 (pronounced “Dian”), which means electronic.

Simply put the J-15S is a tandem-seat trainer, or the back-seater can be strategically used as a WSO for strike interdiction or forward air control.

J-15D on the other hand is designed for electronic warfare, much like how the EA-18G Growler was developed based on the original F/A-18F Super Hornet design. The J-15D has jamming pods as well as an enhanced EW suite. It will also most likely be tasked with firing anti-radiation missiles to suppress enemy air defenses.
 
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Deino

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Seen on previous exercises on the Liaoning, yes. They should reflect the standard combat loadout of the planes.


Actually I'm not that sure since we have seen this load-out only during this presentation and never on an actual operational J-15 taking off from a carrier. IMO it is more a loadout for static display.
 

11226p

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I just did a stroll on Huitongs blog and from what I could tell of all the confirmed airframe serials in service all of them are the vanilla so I wonder are J-15S and J-15D just demonstrator aircraft?
 

Deino

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I just did a stroll on Huitongs blog and from what I could tell of all the confirmed airframe serials in service all of them are the vanilla so I wonder are J-15S and J-15D just demonstrator aircraft?


Indeed, but that as never in question that all so far operational J-15s are of the "vanilla" version. For the J-15S and D I think we need to wait.
 

by78

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FWIW, a poster from Shenyang. I wonder if the artist simply took J-10B/C's canted nose and stuck it on there for cool effect, or if there is something to it. Take it with a very generous serving of salt.

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siegecrossbow

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FWIW, a poster from Shenyang. I wonder if the artist simply took J-10B/C's canted nose and stuck it on there for cool effect, or if there is something to it. Take it with a very generous serving of salt.

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SAC just stole those fan art without giving the artist any credit.
 

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