J-XY - maybe J-35 - next generation carrier-borne fighter


Totoro

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Why will the sortie rate be higher?

Also, it has a bit smaller overall deck footprint, but it's not that much smaller than a flanker that many more would fit.

Inside the hangar there might be space used a bit more effectively. When placed around the edges of the deck in a single row, however, it might take up even a little bit more space than j15.
 

Totoro

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I sort of get the jump from j-teens to j-20 , designation wise.
But for the love of me, I don't understand the jump from j-20 to j-35. Even j-30 would be slightly more logical. (Though still a waste, not using so many numbers in between)

What is next? To have the next new design be j-50? If they're skipping 15 numbers again.

If only politics and bad marketing weren't in charge of something so basic as model designations..
 
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Crang

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I sort of get the jump from j-teens to j-20 , designation wise.
But for the love of me, I don't understand the jump from j-20 to j-35. Even j-30 would be slightly more logical. (Though still a waste, not using so many numbers in between)

What is next? To have the next new design be j-50? If they're skipping 15 numbers again.

If only politics and bad marketing weren't in charge of something so basic as model designations..
Probably to keep up with Russia and America's model designations
 

Bltizo

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This is interesting but I'm not quite calling it yet -- the placement of J-35 in brackets when preceded by "new generation carrierborne fighter aircraft" is either there because the aircraft type is new (and therefore using J-35), or the J-35 is placed there by whoever in the university made the poster as a commonly circulated name for the aircraft.

If Mr Sun himself uses the J-35 designation then that would basically seal it, but at this stage I'm not yet sure if this is the university organizer taking some liberties.
 

weig2000

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I sort of get the jump from j-teens to j-20 , designation wise.
But for the love of me, I don't understand the jump from j-20 to j-35. Even j-30 would be slightly more logical. (Though still a waste, not using so many numbers in between)

What is next? To have the next new design be j-50? If they're skipping 15 numbers again.

If only politics and bad marketing weren't in charge of something so basic as model designations..

Didn't the US jump from F-22 to F-35? Or Russia did even more spectacularly from Su-57 all the way to Su-75?

So I suppose the Chinese is merely keeping up with the competition. LOL.

In fact, Russia led with the "5th generation" fighter aircraft designation, the American quickly follows suit in reclassifying its fighter aircraft generations. As of now, the Chinese is still hopeless stuck with the "4th generation" fighter aircraft as their latest generation.

Talk about what's in a name.
 

taxiya

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Didn't the US jump from F-22 to F-35? Or Russia did even more spectacularly from Su-57 all the way to Su-75?

So I suppose the Chinese is merely keeping up with the competition. LOL.

In fact, Russia led with the "5th generation" fighter aircraft designation, the American quickly follows suit in reclassifying its fighter aircraft generations. As of now, the Chinese is still hopeless stuck with the "4th generation" fighter aircraft as their latest generation.

Talk about what's in a name.
That "trying to keep up" is a childish vanity "dxxx" contest without any substance. What can one gain from a bigger digit? None. "sticking to 4th gen" is why I respect PLA and have much higher faith in what Chinese government and PLA says being truth compared to the other countries, because China does not (or much less) bluff and exaggerate.

I just hope PLA and China keep being itself and not become something that I always despise.
 

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