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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

….Aircraft Carriers.

"China is developing a new fighter jet for aircraft carriers to replace its J-15s after a series of mechanical failures and crashes, as it tries to build up a blue-water navy that can operate globally, military experts and sources said.

The J-15 was based on a prototype of the fourth-generation Russian Sukhoi Su-33 twin-engined air superiority fighter, a design that is more than 30 years old. It was developed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, a unit of state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

With a maximum take-off weight of 33 tonnes, the aircraft is the heaviest active carrier-based fighter jet in the world, used on China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning…."
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Lion in the Stars07 Jul 2018 9:26 p.m. PST

33 tons makes the Su33/J15 heavier than almost every US carrier-based airplane ever flown. It's heavier than the A-5 Vigilante, the F-4 Phantom, and the FA-18E/F Super Hornet. It's as heavy as the F-14 Tomcat!

That's one hell of a big airplane to learn how to land on carriers.

MiG29K would be better, but good luck buying any now.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2018 2:00 p.m. PST

Good point!.


TMPWargamerabbit09 Jul 2018 10:08 p.m. PST

China must have the largest airfield clustered with new aircraft designs and total failures. Somehow they must have mixed up the stolen data and design files from the West and mix and matched planes from all the files.

Some tips for China…

1) Steal a real plane….. then you know how the plans go together for a final product.

2) Lockheed plans generally don't go with Airbus designs….. one builds large planes…. the other flies skunks.

3) Balsa wood is not a material to use so check the plans for materials required.

4) Engines face to rear for most aircraft. Turning them in a different direction normally ends up badly.

5) Landing with a heavy bounce or thud means the pilots need more training. Disneyland may have opening.

6) Filling the plane interior with light then air gas doesn't help and may cause the pilots to speak funny.

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