No, we are not talking about the FC-1. There was a different plane designated the J-9.DPRKUnderground said:It's considered the FC-1 instead, military experts think China will give the FC-1 the J-9 deignation when it's put into production.
Since it was developed after the original J-8, chances are that such a plane is at least significantly superior to the J-8 and J-8I. A modernized version of the plane with some touch-ups and slightly redesigned and with modern avionics would essentially make a more manuevable J-8II/J-8III. So it would kind of be a halfway between the J-8II and J-10.MIGleader said:whatever it was, it does look alot like an fc-1. but such a plane would be outdated against modern fighters.
It appears to be larger but less advance than the fc-1, with better performance and payload specs but not as good manuevability. Also probably heavier and more expensive.MIGleader said:exactly what the fc-1 is. but why get j-9 whrn you have j-10, j-11, mkk, and the j-xx soon.