new pic of J-10B!
but this photo's authenticity......
the article with those j-10b pics states... upgrades as follows...
forgot 1 of them..
*. Redesigned Diverterless Supersonic Inlet or DSI intake. Check
*. IRST/LR. Check
*. Wide-angle Holograhpic HUD, similar to the one installed on the J-11B. Check.
*. Enlarged vertical tail session for an enlarged EW suite. Check
*. A new RWR. Check.
*. Redesigned F-16 style nose to support either a PESA or AESA radar. PESA…. maybe, ASEA …..questionable.
*. More Hard points for A2G / SEAD missions. Too early to tell.
*. Wingtip AAM mounts. Unlikely
*. Mimi-AWAC twin-seater J-10S, Total BS
*. WS-10A engine with 2D thrust vectoring engine. Not in this prototype and WS-10A is still inferior to AL-31FN in every aspect.
Awesome photo..I'm sure it will appear on Chinese boards World wide. Someday the shadowy CVN in the background may well be a PLAN CV. For now..all PLAN fans and China watchers will have to wait!
INDIAN OCEAN (March 11, 2009) The aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), background, joins a multinational battle group formation including the People's Republic of China Navy multirole missile destroyer Guangzhou (DDG 168)and the Pakistan Navy frigate PNS Badr (D 184). Roosevelt, the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and the U.S. Coast Guard high-endurance cutter Boutwell (WHEC 719) are among ships from seven other countries participating in the multinational naval exercise AMAN, an Urdu word meaning peace. AMAN 09 is a Pakistan Navy-hosted multi-lateral maritime exercise designed to develop and improve response to tactics, techniques, and procedures with a focus on the global war on terrorism. Lake Champlain and Boutwell are deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group supporting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)
nice video mixed with background music
ASAT, Thanks for posting so many outstanding photos!
Last edited by eATS; 03-21-2009 at 06:51 AM.
the before photo shop flick, part of the series to make that photo