From the PLAAF thread:
Just like the fairing for RD-33 on JF-17, right ?Originally Posted by SGW06
The fighter doesnt has side weapon bay, and it is powered by WS-13 at the moment, and in the future the 9500-kgf power WS-XX.
However, neither WS-13 nor the future WS-XX has a low by-pass ratio, therefore, the fighter's supercruise performance will be limited, if has any at all.
As for the gap between the engines and the main airframe, well thats because they have just installed the engines at the time when the picture was taken, there should be an engine nozzle covering there to cover the gap, like these installed on any other fighters.
How many missiles can it hold in the bay, 4 PL-10-class i suspect?
The "bump" under the fuselage , that is indeed only the bay doors being half open , the undersurface being smooth when they are closed, right?
Would that be the SAC factory airfield where the pics were taken?
Is september still planned as the first flight date of this bird?
Finally any other details about it?