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


Scchwerter_

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Here the full image ... however between will have (in a few years) and will have (now already one year after its maiden flight) is a difference and as far as I understand the situation, all rumours concerning an already signed export contract are a rumour or simply fake.

As such IMO, it is just one prototype - maybe the first one since it still has that huge pitot - and it remains to be seen, where and when this image was taken. Do we know this?

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At this point I don’t think we can rule out the possibility that this is a fc-31 2.0, after all we’ve seen a prototype with grey livery flying around for years. It’s a bit too blurry to say for sure
 

by78

Lieutenant General
Here the full image ... however between will have (in a few years) and will have (now already one year after its maiden flight) is a difference and as far as I understand the situation, all rumours concerning an already signed export contract are a rumour or simply fake.

As such IMO, it is just one prototype - maybe the first one since it still has that huge pitot - and it remains to be seen, where and when this image was taken. Do we know this?

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That's a J-31, not J-35.
 

by78

Lieutenant General
This drawing allegedly shows J-35's integrated boarding ladder (for pilots to climb into cockpits). When not in use, it is telescoped and then tucked away behind a body panel:
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Apparently, the steps on the boarding ladder are 3D printed to save weight.

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