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caohailiang

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26x J-10s is almost a full brigade's worth of airframes... probably awaiting delivery
i recall earlier this year there were a whole lot of J10 in CAC then they were all gone, supposedly all delivered. Is it really possible CAC just after less than 6 months produces a full brigade of more J10? Did i miss something?
 

crash8pilot

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i recall earlier this year there were a whole lot of J10 in CAC then they were all gone, supposedly all delivered. Is it really possible CAC just after less than 6 months produces a full brigade of more J10? Did i miss something?
Lockheed Martin/General Dynamics at it's peak could produce 30 F-16s a month, I can't see why CAC can't do the same with experience (especially with WS-10 issues seemingly fixed) and economies of scale. Ultimately there are still brigades (all be it they are frontline units) that operate J-7s and older Flankers.
 

siegecrossbow

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i recall earlier this year there were a whole lot of J10 in CAC then they were all gone, supposedly all delivered. Is it really possible CAC just after less than 6 months produces a full brigade of more J10? Did i miss something?

Keep in mind there were more in those hangers. For all we know they have vacated those for more J-20s.
 

caohailiang

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Keep in mind there were more in those hangers. For all we know they have vacated those for more J-20s.
such a bummer that J20s are hidden in the hangers, we wont know how many or how few there are any time soon.

Lockheed Martin/General Dynamics at it's peak could produce 30 F-16s a month, I can't see why CAC can't do the same with experience (especially with WS-10 issues seemingly fixed) and economies of scale. Ultimately there are still brigades (all be it they are frontline units) that operate J-7s and older Flankers.
not saying it is impossible, but is that a reasonable theory to explain what we are seeing?
 

siegecrossbow

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such a bummer that J20s are hidden in the hangers, we wont know how many or how few there are any time soon.


not saying it is impossible, but is that a reasonable theory to explain what we are seeing?

There were at least 8 or 9 spotted in January. Anyone’s guess how many there are now. We’d have to check the Anshan airport for periodic updates.
 

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discspinner

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Can anyone please explain what's this Tweet is all about?



... maybe I'm wrong in the translation - as per "AVIC First Aircraft Design and Research Institute posted: 'It's close to submission date, we are ready" - why is a "submission date" a hint for either the H-20 or J-35? IMO a "unveiling date" would be much more interesting.


that's just a way of saying it's time to turn in the exam and to be evaluated for performance
 

siegecrossbow

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Can anyone please explain what's this Tweet is all about?



... maybe I'm wrong in the translation - as per "AVIC First Aircraft Design and Research Institute posted: 'It's close to submission date, we are ready" - why is a "submission date" a hint for either the H-20 or J-35? IMO a "unveiling date" would be much more interesting.


Even though I wish it is H-20, they are most likely talking about J-35. It matches with the official reveal earlier this year that another next generation fighter aircraft will fly this year.
 

stannislas

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Even though I wish it is H-20, they are most likely talking about J-35. It matches with the official reveal earlier this year that another next generation fighter aircraft will fly this year.
although I agree is most likely to be j-21/35, but what does it to do with 1st Institute? they are going to develop a 2nd fighter/bomber after jh-7? or this is something else? if it's j-21/35 why not posted by sac?
 

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