J-15 Carrier Multirole Fighter thread


KampfAlwin

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Apparently the first clear image of at least a part of the improved J-15B (?) - serial variant of the J-15D - clearly showing toned-down markings in different position, no PLA symbol, new formation lights, the PL-10-typical AAM wing-tip pylons and different engines.

(Image via @Oneninety from Weibo)

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WS-10 engines?
 

by78

Lieutenant General
A few high-resolution images to mark the 73rd birthday of PLAN.

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KampfAlwin

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In fact, I‘m confused by this one … it looks as if it uses the old AL-31F engines, but the tail is clearly different as well like the wing-tip pylons lok. more like PL-10 capable. I would love to see the front of this aircraft.
Why would they still use ALs instead of the new WS-10s?
 

Scchwerter_

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In fact, I‘m confused by this one … it looks as if it uses the old AL-31F engines, but the tail is clearly different as well like the wing-tip pylons lok. more like PL-10 capable. I would love to see the front of this aircraft.
Would it be possible for them to just carry on using the naval AL-31F for the catapault varients just for the sake of it being more proven (and/or not having to deal with the logistics of a new engine)? Bit flimsy of an argument but that's the best I can come up with at the moment..
 

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