J-15 Carrier Multirole Fighter thread


Deino

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Beat my by half a minute damn. I agree this just throws up more questions. I would like to know if the 6X is filled already given that we have a 7X serial. Also what is the state of the 3X serials, I assume they wouldn't just build half a dozen aircraft with lower serials of new batch and then renumber to a higher first digit so there is bound to be a serial higher than 35 (and what about 4X then, just not spotted?).
It could also be that we are just understimating numbers by quite a bit even if not all numbers from 00-72 are filled. Given that we already see large spread of spotted serial numbers I'd assume we are at ~50 J-15 now.
Anyway production rate seems to be relatively decent right now.


Wow ... I was quicker than you? I should mark the calendar! ;)
Well, as you noted, more questions than answers, but my feeling tells me that there are indeed two squadrons - maybe even brigades with about 35 aircraft in formation. 1st one with J-15s nos. 01 to 35 and the 2nd one - skipping thee number 40s and 50s for an unknown reason - with nos. 60-95 (maybe) if they both will have 35 J-15s each.
 

Intrepid

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... but my feeling tells me that there are indeed two squadrons - maybe even brigades with about 35 aircraft in formation. 1st one with J-15s nos. 01 to 35 and the 2nd one - skipping thee number 40s and 50s for an unknown reason - with nos. 60-95 (maybe) if they both will have 35 J-15s each.
If your feeling is correct, I'll guess 36 planes per squadron: 1 - 36 and 61 - 96. Or have we already seen # 60?
 

defenceman

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Hi is it possible that PLAN is trying to manage the j15 before the third ACC fully operational and to get pilots more ready to be flown out once the 3 ACC comes online
if someone can possibly give Some more credible answer to this
thank you
 

lcloo

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Whether sighted with photo evidence or not, logically, the number of J15 should be at least:-
1) #01 to #24 sighted = 24 aircraft (six zhongdui 中队 X 4 aircraft)
2) #30 to #35 sighted = 6 aircraft (two zhongdui x 4 aircraft = 8, i.e. #30 to # 37)
3) #60 to #72 sighted = 13 aircraft (three zhongdui x 4 aircraft + 1 ), OR possibly 4 zhongdui X 4 = 16 aircraft (#60 to #76).

One zhongdui 中队 consist of 4 aircraft.

So existing stock of J15 inclusive of aircraft not yet sighted by photo evidence, should be at least 46 (nine zhongdui 中队), for training and deployment on Liaoning, Shandong and land based training centre.

This assumption is based on that all zhongdui are at full strength, and delivery of new aircraft are in batches that are at X times 4 units each.
 
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