PLAAF current family portrait (will soon add new brothers =P ):
JH-7 attack,J-8IIF/J-10A/J-11B fighter
Last edited by mpleio; 07-30-2011 at 02:15 PM.
2011-07-30 more pix of new J-10B fighter flying in ChengDu:
PLA Navy J-10A / J-10S fighter:
J-10B with russian AL-31FN
J-10B with chinese engine
J-11 with russian engines
J-11B with chinese engines
I have a question,i remember recently Russian news reported China ordered another 130+ Al-31FN jet engines from Russia, cost more than 1.5 billion dollars.
Is it true ??? To install on future J-10B fighters? By the latest J-10B photos,i mean it looks the WS-10(涡扇-10 / 太行-10) jet engine might be successful,so i can't understand why PLAAF still order so many jet engines from Russia,to replace old engines ? Or whether Russia official had permited China to export domestic J-10A fighter to foreign countries with Russia jet engines?
First, test J-10B with Chinese engines takes time. Second, indeed need new engines to replace the old ones. + Very possibly China now produces not enough engines for the simultaneous production of J-11B, J-15 and J-10 and all chinese engines go to SAC for production J-11B and J-15.To install on future J-10B fighters? By the latest J-10B photos,i mean it looks the TH-10 jet engine might be successful,so i can't understand why PLAAF still order so many jet engines from Russia,to replace old engines ? Or whether Russia official had permited China to export domestic J-10A fighter to foreign countries with Russia jet engines?
I have another question about Russia AL-31 jet engine export.I ever heard some news said Russia could sell the production license of Russia AL-31F jet engine to foreign, both of China and Russia governments had discussed the deal before. Is that true ?
PLAAF Su-30MKK fighter (imported from Russia):
Here i can release a unconfirmed gossip from the china internet, we will have a chance to see domestic J-16 fighter next month (maybe middle of August).
Last edited by mpleio; 07-31-2011 at 12:21 AM. Reason: to edit URLs
2011-07-30 the DaLian aircraft carrier:
They have cleaned up its deck, it seems all modification work has completed. It's time to sea trial.
(Maybe also rumors.)Other ppl told me Russia jet engineers ever visited China "LiMing(黎明)" jet engine manufacture corporation,and saw WS-10 core eninge they said there was some relationship between WS-10 and AL-31FN, 70% as similar as Russia AL-31FN. That was what i heard from domestic military forums.
OK,Share recent pix about China figther with domestic WS-10(涡扇-10 / 太行-10) jet engine: