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


11226p

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Via @牧是家 from Weibo, most likely just the regular one but I can't find the post on the account so maybe it got deleted?
 

taxiya

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The model is pretty much exactly this thing from an exposition 2018 which I think was an updated FC-31v2 concept, so it is different from the FC-31v2, especially the side (weapons?) bay.

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What "updates" have you seen in this model? The "side (weapons?) bay"? If you are talking about the hatches next to the landing gears, they are just the doors for the landing gear. I don't see any update really.
 

11226p

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What "updates" have you seen in this model? The "side (weapons?) bay"? If you are talking about the hatches next to the landing gears, they are just the doors for the landing gear. I don't see any update really.
The expo model has the electro optical sensor at the front which is imo the only thing thats different from the CGI from the AVIC promo. I thought there were slight adjustment to geometry but it might have been perspective, but other than that it is pretty much the same.
 

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What "updates" have you seen in this model? The "side (weapons?) bay"? If you are talking about the hatches next to the landing gears, they are just the doors for the landing gear. I don't see any update really.


... there are no - at least no weapons - side bays!

By the way, just another question regarding the cold weather and snow at Shenyang right now: As such won't it be wiser to wait until lets say March and warmer weather for a maiden flight? :eek:

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taxiya

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... there are no - at least no weapons - side bays!

By the way, just another question regarding the cold weather and snow at Shenyang right now: As such won't it be wiser to wait until lets say March and warmer weather for a maiden flight? :eek:

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hehe, I really don't get why some people could even give a thought of magic day "January 11th", it is just a modern version of superstition.
 
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sndef888

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Anyone knows if it actually has an internal weapons bay? It looks like its too thin to have such a thing.
 

ougoah

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Honestly a naval carrier fighter should have gone with insisting on 6 medium range A2A missiles like J-20 is capable of. Even if it forgoes the two short range side bays because there just isn't enough space. No one is going to compromise on stealth just to carry in "beast" mode with wings draped in missiles. The point of these fighters for PLAN seems to be a counter to preventing USN aircraft from penetrating China's area denial. Along with the J-15, they are going to be the only tip on the spear. China doesn't have anything close to numerical parity on super carriers and carrier fighters along with supporting aircraft. Missile payload and range goes pretty far to balance this.
 

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