JF-17/FC-1 Fighter Aircraft thread


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PAC is very busy right now

2nd JF17 overhauled by PAC

They are doing production, overhaul, integration and testing

JF17 Block I overhaul
JF17B production
JF17 Block III production

They were also fitting IFR to JF17B which is completed

Yes, interesting picture as it appears to have a 600 gallon tank on each wing and a 450 on the center pylon, indicating that the hard points are plumbed for external fuel.
 

Zahid

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JF-17 Block III to get WS-13?

Apart from that, the author Sebastian Roblin seems to be writing about JL-9 or FT-2000 when talking about Mig-21 lineage. This is standard line coming from 'Western' analysts. Its been debunked enough times, but these still keep on coming.
 

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JF-17 Block III to get WS-13?

Apart from that, the author Sebastian Roblin seems to be writing about JL-9 or FT-2000 when talking about Mig-21 lineage. This is standard line coming from 'Western' analysts. Its been debunked enough times, but these still keep on coming.
I really do not like reading "National Interest", the news print digs it's own grave by adding it's biased opinion. Just report news, period!
 

MastanKhan

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Yes, interesting picture as it appears to have a 600 gallon tank on each wing and a 450 on the center pylon, indicating that the hard points are plumbed for external fuel.
Hi,

They should be plumbed for external fuel---all those three hard points--- would be surprised if they were not---.

That is the configuration this aircraft has used since inception---. Did I miss something---?
 

timepass

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Why is PL15 a game changer in Region??



PL15 is an advanced Beyond Visual Range Air to Air missile made by China with a range of 200kms to 240kms. With active Radar homing guidance and AESA radar built in.
It will be used by Chinese Airforce And Pakistan Airforce.

Pakistan has already Introduced it in service by putting it on JF17 Thunder jet.

Effective Play of PL15??

PL15 will be Equipped with JF17 Thunder block 3 which will have Aesa radar of 170kms and Rcs range of 210kms. While Major Frontline Aircraft of IAF will be Rafale that will have radar limitations upto 140kms and Rcs range of 160kms. Mean while JF17 thunder block 3 will also enjoy more better Electro optical Search and tracking systems with a range of 80kms while Rafael will again be limited with It EOSATS with range of 48kms. In all conditions JF17 thunder block 3 will detect Rafael first. Untill Rafael will detect Thunder it will already be Locked up by PL15.

Now How is PL15 a game changer ...

1)speed - PL15 will have a top speed of Mach 5 while most of BVR missile are limited to 3.5 mach or 4 machs. It will have Speed of Mach 3 even in its most glide stage. Meaning that PL15 will give a very little reaction time to it targets.

2)Active Engagement Procedure - PL15 has an AESA radar that will enable it to not only engage targat but also Electronically Attack its targets. While in air it will maximize the chances of kill in order of enermy Release Physical Defenses and change its pattern

3) Elections Jamming Resistance - PL15's AESA plays a very good role in this too. If enemy will try to Jamm missile then it will easily Switch between one frequency to another and will take minutes to enemy to recalculate it's Frequency.

Note: PL15 is already in service with PAF and Will inducted into Block 3 of thunder bird very soon....

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