JF-17/FC-1 Fighter Aircraft thread


Deino

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The latest image published showing JF-174 Block aircraft shows the lineup of 6 Thunders with serial numbers ranging from 3P06 to 3P11 ... with number 3P04 also known it is highly likely that also 3P05 exist. (Image via Windjammer/PDF)

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Scchwerter_

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The latest image published showing JF-174 Block aircraft shows the lineup of 6 Thunders with serial numbers ranging from 3P06 to 3P11 ... with number 3P04 also known it is highly likely that also 3P05 exist. (Image via Windjammer/PDF)

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Seems like in the picture only 3P06 is equipped with rear-facing MAWS (on top of the vertical stabilizer), any possible reason for this...?
 

Jesuan

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I think one thing we are overlooking in the fighter deal with Argentina is the political/economic aspect. It is probably not a stretch to say that the JF-17 deal is tethered with Chinese investment in the region as well as deals for agricultural produces/mineral extraction. I’m not sure MIG, or by extension Russia, can match what China can offer in the long term.
Argentina has been flirting with the idea of JF-17 procurement for years. And it has at the same time always maintained a close cooperation and dialogue with Russia.
I tend to think that the lack of inked deal may be due more to Argentinian financial problems than political ones.
 

aahyan

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Upgrades in Block III.

1- AESA Radar
2- EW Suite
3- Upgraded avionics
4- New HUD
5- HMD
6- dual racks
7- Extra Hard Point
8- New missiles (PL-10, PL-15)
9- 3-axis Fly by wire system.

That is one hell of a upgrade, however Engine is not confirmed yet...

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aahyan

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Sorry, and this statement is is based on what? From all we know there are NO changes in height or ground clearance in comparison to Block 1 & 2,

Find below the Ra'ad with Mirage, where you can see the ground clearance (height) for your reference .....


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and below is BLK III....


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Hope its clear now .....
 

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