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


ougoah

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... Continued from above

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This sort of stuff although just a publicly available paper with little specifics revealed, show all the morons out there just how much of a difference even impossible to see details are. Millimeters and the smallest details in how a surface curves separate aircraft. Meanwhile these idiots see a general shape and intakes and cry COPY!

There are worlds of difference between being able to imagine and plan for an aircraft project, develop one and actually build it. Even reverse engineering a single piece is a technical ability that is held only by a small handful of nations.

On topic, are we to assume these things are involved in changing the FC-31 into the J-XY? Some of the mods that we should expect to find on the PLANAF fighter. Or something for academic intrigue destined for future developments. Would in interesting to see if the J-XY reveal include some new surfaces and an obviously unique canopy.
 
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by78

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On topic, are we to assume these things are involved in changing the FC-31 into the J-XY? Some of the mods that we should expect to find on the PLANAF fighter. Or something for academic intrigue destined for future developments. Would in interesting to see if the J-XY reveal include some new surfaces and an obviously unique canopy.

The thread title says it all. A J-XY based on the FC-31 is probable but not certain, that's my understanding anyway. As to whether this paper has to do with that conversion or an exercise in a clean sheet design, that's anybody's guess, although some of the illustrations in the paper do match certain features of FC-31's fuselage.
 
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Bltizo

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The thread title says it all. A J-XY based on the FC-31 is probable but not certain, that's my understanding anyway. As to whether this paper has to do with that conversion or an exercise in a clean sheet design, that's anybody's guess.

Considering it's from Shenyang, and considering the elements of the models cannot be for J-20 (e.g.: no canard in the position behind the DSI air intake lip), and the specifics regarding the "before" and "after" aspects that are described, I think the chances of this being a "before" (FC-31) and "after" (J-XY) are not low at all.

And of course, this paper would be the one that @Interstellar talked about here:
 

by78

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Considering it's from Shenyang, and considering the elements of the models cannot be for J-20 (e.g.: no canard in the position behind the DSI air intake lip), and the specifics regarding the "before" and "after" aspects that are described, I think the chances of this being a "before" (FC-31) and "after" (J-XY) are not low at all.

And of course, this paper would be the one that @Interstellar talked about here:

Before I saw your reply, I had edited my post to point out that some illustrations from the paper show existing fuselage features of FC-31.
 

AssassinsMace

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The tailfins do look different. They no longer look swept back like on the F-35 and it looks like half but bigger of the triangular shaped ones on the original "J-21" tailfins.
 

Bltizo

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The tailfins do look different. They no longer look swept back like on the F-35 and it looks like half but bigger of the triangular shaped ones on the original "J-21" tailfins.

Nomenclature alert.

There is no "original J-21" -- instead I think you are referring to FC-31 v1.
(J-21 might be the name of the land based J-XY/J-35 variant, but that has yet to be determined, and I suspect that's not what you're referring to)

The entire model is broadly depicting the FC-31 31001 airframe, aka FC-31 v1.
The FC-31 31003 airframe, aka FC-31 v2 is the one with the swept back tails that are clipped, etc


.... In any case, the model itself is not very interesting, because it just looks like n FC-31 v1 model of average quality and average detail.
The model is not J-XY/J-35/whatever its name will end up being.
 

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