KJ-600: Chinese carrier-capable AEW: developments, news, progress ...


Tirdent

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P.S. I've noticed lately a trend of blurring and/or reducing the quality of CG images to fool observers into thinking they are looking at genuine articles. I don't like this at all.

It'll ultimately be a self-defeating practice, as people will come to regard any blurred image as CG until proven genuine - thus denying the author the recognition he was after.
 

by78

Brigadier
Illustrations from various past papers on a carrier AEW.

Modular electronics bay(?):
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Operator consoles:
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The welded backside support structure for the operator consoles:
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The ergonomics of a concept operator console:
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Tam

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It'll ultimately be a self-defeating practice, as people will come to regard any blurred image as CG until proven genuine - thus denying the author the recognition he was after.

Could be PLA disinformation campaign, meant to de-legitimize legitimate pics by throwing the suggestion that other pics, that are legitimate, might be CG or PS. Old trick in the book that goes back for a long time.
 

gelgoog

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no, XAC say airframe is 'clean sheet design'. but could be based on MA700 frame which is new build (ie but different tail config)

Doesn't the MA700 use North American engines? I wonder which engines this version will use.
 

huitong

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It'll ultimately be a self-defeating practice, as people will come to regard any blurred image as CG until proven genuine - thus denying the author the recognition he was after.
Agreed! It’s a self-protection measure so that the poster won’t get caught by the authority for leaking sensitive information. The risk/danger is real. Just use me as the example. Two of my Weibo accounts were suspended for “leaking national secrets”. I didn’t physically drink the tea only because I live outside China. In this case, my feeling is there is a greater (>50%) chance that this blurred image is real.
 

Deino

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Agreed! It’s a self-protection measure so that the poster won’t get caught by the authority for leaking sensitive information. The risk/danger is real. Just use me as the example. Two of my Weibo accounts were suspended for “leaking national secrets”. I didn’t physically drink the tea only because I live outside China. In this case, my feeling is there is a greater (>50%) chance that this blurred image is real.


I must admit I already had the same "feeling" as if the claim "this is only a blurred CG" could be an attempt to avoid any serious consequences as long as the image is blurred enough.
 

keiko

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I think same engine as Y-7 or 7-9
MA700 supposed to fit P&WC PW100C but Canada government has still not approves export. KJ-600 supposed to use WJ-6C but these don't match power numbers of Allison T56 on E-2. PW100C very similar numbers... (Janes)
 

Bltizo

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MA700 supposed to fit P&WC PW100C but Canada government has still not approves export. KJ-600 supposed to use WJ-6C but these don't match power numbers of Allison T56 on E-2. PW100C very similar numbers... (Janes)

WJ-6C and T-56-427 are in the same category.

Y-9's WJ-6Cs are rated at 5100 hp from memory.
The T-56-427 is rated at 5250 hp.


KJ-600 should be using WJ-6C or a close derivative.

In any case it certainly isn't using PW100C or any other engine from a western nation.
 

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