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


siegecrossbow

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I agree with everything else, but have to point out that the first digit in J-1X (not very sure of J-2X) is not meant for generation. PLA aircraft so far goes by simple number increments.

1. There was Nanchang J-12 which was a development after J-6, lighter and simpler than J-7. It was never introduced because J-7 was better.

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2. J-13, both SAC and CAC proposed their designs, but J-13 development was stopped in 1981 to save money. J-13's design requirement was somewhere between J-8 and later J-10.

This is why there are many holes in the J series. I think we can ccount every number up to 17.

If I am not mistaken this J-12 is the one stored at a museum in NUAA. I recognize it from the trees/building in the background.

That said, we have gone way off topic here. This is a J-35 thread.
 

Raymond

Just Hatched
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I agree with everything else, but have to point out that the first digit in J-1X (not very sure of J-2X) is not meant for generation. PLA aircraft so far goes by simple number increments.

1. There was Nanchang J-12 which was a development after J-6, lighter and simpler than J-7. It was never introduced because J-7 was better.

View attachment 78887

2. J-13, both SAC and CAC proposed their designs, but J-13 development was stopped in 1981 to save money. J-13's design requirement was somewhere between J-8 and later J-10.

This is why there are many holes in the J series. I think we can ccount every number up to 17.
Yeah, J-1X doesn't mean for new generation. But coincidentally, J-10 is China's first number for 3rd generation fighter. There's no J-17/18/19. J-20 stands for new generation fighter, which already got official confirmation. There is a '20' family in PLAAF including J-20, Y-20, Z-20 and H-20. All of them stand for 'new generation' of different types of jets.
Besides, J series fighters start from J-5 to celebrate the first 5-year plan of PRC. And there's no J-14 because the number pronunciation is close to 'dead' in Chinese.
 

Xsizor

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Short and not very informative review.

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Not just uninformative but with errors.
He mentions that the in development fighter has got the WS-13 E engines replaced by WS-19 engines. How come?
Whoever writes Hushkit must improve their research. I like the interviews and history write ups at Hushkit but this is a poor show.

I won't comment on the pinch of bias that is applied to anything non-western equipment. I don't like being naive.
 
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