J-XY/J-35 carrier-borne fighter thread

Alfa_Particle

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Interesting....
Please take it with a grain of salt, but here's someone who claims to have 'reliable info' that the J-35 underwent takeoff-and-landing on Shandong.
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Same user also posted images of J-15B.

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ACuriousPLAFan

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Has Shandong even been out at sea recently?
Shandong has been quite active throughout 2023 while her half-sister was in drydock for MLU.

So, if the claim of the J-35 having conducted landing and take-off trials onboars Shandong is true, the trials may or may not have happened recently.

Also, the claim could be related to this from a couple pages back:
Yes, I should have used the phrase "landing on and/or taking off from" instead of "operating from". My bad.

Regarding the rumor - The rumor was basically from a comment which has been quote-posted on Weibo:

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This guy claimed that Shandong will be the 1st one to have J-35 landing on and/or taking off from her flight deck, which I will translate-paraphrase here:


However, until there are clear evidences that the Shandong was commissioned in late-2019 with the capability to operate J-35s from the get-go, and/or (semi-)official indications that the J-35 will be operating from Shandong in the future - I'd like to keep the observation open for the time being.

This similarly applies to one suggested possibility that one of the upgrades done to Liaoning is the installation of facilities and infrastructure required for the future operation of the J-35s from Liaoning during her the recent-&-ongoing MLU at Dalian.

Hence, my original statement of "it might be a good idea to keep a lookout on the STOBAR CVs".

Of course, given the reputation of this guy in particular, again, caution is advised.

(Side note: Regarding the KJ-600 - While an E-2C is said to have performed unassisted ski-jump takeoff tests some years ago at a land-based facility, no such thing has been done with the KJ-600 as far as we know. Hence, my intention to keep the KJ-600 out of the discussion.)
 

stannislas

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Interesting....
Please take it with a grain of salt, but here's someone who claims to have 'reliable info' that the J-35 underwent takeoff-and-landing on Shandong.
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Same user also posted images of J-15B.

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the person who actually said that is not the poster of those J-15B pictures above
also, those pictures of J-15B in weibo are screenshots from public TV program

but I'm actually not superised at all if J-35s were landed on Shandong, feels very natual as a phase for a naval aircraft program
 

Temstar

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Interesting....
Please take it with a grain of salt, but here's someone who claims to have 'reliable info' that the J-35 underwent takeoff-and-landing on Shandong.
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Same user also posted images of J-15B.

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This is Liaoning, a model to test the handling on deck?
 

ACuriousPLAFan

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This is Liaoning, a model to test the handling on deck?

Seems like this is indeed half-true.

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What a nice slap in the face for those who are still boasting that the Izumo and Kaga with F-35Bs >>> Liaoning and Shandong, lol.

Jokes aside - As soon as the J-35 serving onboard Liaoning and Shandong are made official, those ski-jump twins are definitely going to stick around with the PLAN for quite some time. They certainly won't be retired early.
 
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