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Scchwerter_

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They said the J-31 was dead. They said the DF-41 was dead. Personally I like to see it because it's different from anything out there and it serves psychological value if adversaries knew it was out there.
Not exactly sure if this article refers to FC31 because it explicitly says "maiden flight"... however I dont see any other plausable explination other than if by some miracle 601 managed to whip a brand new 4th gen fighter out of their sleeves
 

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Not exactly sure if this article refers to FC31 because it explicitly says "maiden flight"... however I dont see any other plausable explination other than if by some miracle 601 managed to whip a brand new 4th gen fighter out of their sleeves
The new fighter is most likely based on but not the FC-31 so its like the F-35 (first flight 2006) and the X-35 (first flight 2000)
 

Scchwerter_

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The new fighter is most likely based on but not the FC-31 so its like the F-35 (first flight 2006) and the X-35 (first flight 2000)
Agreed, btw in April 施佬 (shilao, who's quite close to yankeesama generally speaking a credible guy) mentions that the relation between the current FC-31 and the 4th gen naval fighter is likely comparable to the relation between YF-17 and F-18... this should explain to some degree what the new fighter would be like
 

Deino

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Agreed, btw in April 施佬 (shilao, who's quite close to yankeesama generally speaking a credible guy) mentions that the relation between the current FC-31 and the 4th gen naval fighter is likely comparable to the relation between YF-17 and F-18... this should explain to some degree what the new fighter would be like
Tanks for this piece of information, but how does this fit to earlier reports from April/May (?) about a true J-35-prototype being spotted at SAC?
Was this more likely is misinterpretation with the painted aircraft '31003' or is there something true behind such stories?
 

Scchwerter_

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Tanks for this piece of information, but how does this fit to earlier reports from April/May (?) about a true J-35-prototype being spotted at SAC?
Was this more likely is misinterpretation with the painted aircraft '31003' or is there something true behind such stories?
I don't actually know about the incident... AFIAK there's no credible information on J-35 prototype atm, the most interesting sighting of FC-31 prototypes would be a pic taken in XI'AN in early May (if my memories are correct). IMG_2868(20200606-030028).JPGMy speculation: a FC-31 prototype, most likely 31003, has recently flown to XI'AN's Yan Liang testing facilities for test flights, but I cant be sure what this means
 

Scchwerter_

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Tanks for this piece of information, but how does this fit to earlier reports from April/May (?) about a true J-35-prototype being spotted at SAC?
Was this more likely is misinterpretation with the painted aircraft '31003' or is there something true behind such stories?
p.s. judging from yesterday's article from the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (as of now the article has been deleted, which could either mean it's bullshit or it leaked too much info) I'd say that most likely the SAC has not finished building their 4th gen carrier fighter prototype (not FC31, the real thing)
 

Inst

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Love its purity, seems as though the Chinese went all out for a stealth-optimized light/medium fighter. Couldn't care less about the maneuverability, but if this baby can hit -60 dBsm...
 

Deino

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Not sure if correct or even important and even less how reliable: But any idea what they are talking about?

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Sounds like some sort of "A key new aircraft, 611"??
 

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Not sure if correct or even important and even less how reliable: But any idea what they are talking about?

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Sounds like some sort of "A key new aircraft, 611"??
Reading the screenshot snippet it sounds like whatever important new plane it was involved some kind of high speed networked flight control system, so my guess is this is probably a UAV.
 

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