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


latenlazy

Colonel
Hmm, the fact that a J-35 might be able to take off from STOBAR carrier with full fuel load and only internal weapons is an idea that hasn't occurred to me before. That's a very good point.
It’s been brought up before. A lot depends on thrust to the thrust to weight ratio. My personal expectation is that even if a WS-13 version of the J-XY couldn’t take off a STOBAR with meaningful payload, the WS-19 version probably should be able to.
 

Kejora

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Hmm, the fact that a J-35 might be able to take off from STOBAR carrier with full fuel load and only internal weapons is an idea that hasn't occurred to me before. That's a very good point.
If I recall US has succesfully tested Super Hornet on ski-jump ramp to see if they could operate on Indian carrier.
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para80

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If I recall US has succesfully tested Super Hornet on ski-jump ramp to see if they could operate on Indian carrier.
There's not really an inherent reason why CATOBAR aircraft cannot operate of a STOBAR carrier. However the real question is how much payload (fuel, ammo) they can carry and I doubt this is much available to open discussion.
 

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