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Thread: PLAN News Thread #4

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    J-15, take-off and landing on CV-16


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    Via PDF - Link: 055 #1, #2, #3 and #4





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    And back in time:
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    055 front


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    Pic 1: 093A
    Pic 2 & 3: 093B?




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    2x 093A. The fact that they are openly showing these means the next generation SSN (095) can't be too far behind in development.


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    There is also that one-off 093 with a smooth sail but no hump (and drainage holes different from 093A) suggesting it's either another variant or one of the original 093 being converted to a test bed for the newer, smooth sail.

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    Xi throws 001 Carrier boss in jail, ship needs repair

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/i...ce=News.com.au

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    Weird logic considering Liaoning also spent about three and a half months in dry dock between its first sea trial and its second sea trial.
    It would’ve been surprised if 002 did not also spend a similar amount of time after its first sea trial as well.

    And considering we can even see externally that 002 still had systems to install like whip antennae on the ski jump and the arrest or cables (!!), and how most ships would need additional internal work as well, News.au is unfortunately not helping with its tabloid reputation.

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    yeah I agree, its normal to do some modifications after a sea trial.

    but its not normal to so quickly throw the project manager in jail

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    Well Sun Bo sits quite high up in CSIC in general, the conglomerate which includes DL shipyard that built 002 and refitted Liaoning.

    Considering the extent of Xi's anti corruption campaign it's a bit of a stretch to tie his disciplining with 002, considering 002 by all accounts and by all pictures that we have is progressing along the path that is expected.

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    Higher res screencaps of the 9IIIA:









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    Torpedoes and YJ-18 (LACM? ASCM? version):



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    Full variety of PLAN SSK: 039G and 3 variants of 039A.





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    052D firing YJ-18A:


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    Dual 055 launch:





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    Pic 1: 2x 055 and 3x 052D




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    China is working on a new fighter jet for aircraft carriers to replace its J-15s

    Experts say the task has become more pressing after a series of mechanical failures and crashes, as Beijing pursues global navy ambitions.

    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

    China needs to develop the new fighter jet as it plans to create at least four aircraft carrier groups to fulfil its global navy ambitions and defend its growing overseas interests, Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie said.
    “In order to improve the combat effectiveness of the Chinese aircraft carrier strike groups, it is necessary to develop a new carrier-based fighter,” Li said, adding that the FC-31 stealth fighter could be used as a model to replace the J-15.


    China’s FC-31 is a newer generation stealth fighter that made its first flight in 2012, and is smaller and lighter than the J-15.
    Lieutenant General Zhang Honghe, deputy head of the PLA Air Force, also told the South China Morning Post that a “new carrier-based fighter to replace the J-15” was being developed.

    The need to develop a new fighter jet has become more pressing after a series of “unpardonable mechanical failures” that have killed one top PLA pilot and injured another.
    Two sources close to the military told the Post there had been at least four crashes involving the J-15, although only two of them have been reported by state media.
    “The J-15 is a problematic aircraft – its unstable flight control system was the key factor behind the two fatal accidents two years ago,” one of the sources said.

    Pilot Zhang Chao, 29, died in a crash in April 2016 as he tried to save his J-15 fighter jet, whose flight control system was breaking down during a mock landing on an aircraft carrier, according to state media reports.
    Three weeks later, his colleague Cao Xianjian, believed to be in his 40s, was seriously injured as he tried to deal with the same problem on a J-15. It took him more than a year to recover.
    All J-15s were grounded for three months after the crashes, which undermined morale in the air force and navy. The navy called for an investigation after Zhang’s death, the sources said.
    “But the aviation experts at first refused to acknowledge that the J-15 has design problems,” one of the sources said. “They only agreed there were problems after Cao encountered the same trouble.”
    ‘At least 12 crew members killed’ in Chinese military plane crash
    Many of China’s home-grown fighter jets have had problems with their engines, aircraft design and modifications. But a PLA Navy veteran said that instead of carrying out more test flights, pilots were pushed to fly the warplanes, even though they had faults.
    “Of course it’s impossible to prevent any accident from ever happening during training. But unlike their counterparts in Western countries, Chinese air force pilots are asked to work around these mechanical errors,” the navy veteran said.



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    ^IMO China should have just bought Mig 29kubs right from the start instead of home building su 33's

    The FC 31 was always a carrier bound jet. China always lies to keep the pundits off balance. Why else would an expensive jet like that be developed ? It wasn't developed just as a side project for export.

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    Another report from about the same time in China Defense News [中国国防报] did not mention the J-18 by name, but appeared in this official military newspaper under the headline “How Will China Develop a Short Takeoff Fighter?” This piece makes several interesting assertions, including that China has been working on V/STOL technology since the 1960s and also that Beijing apparently acquired a Russian V/STOL Yak-141 prototype fighter to tinker with and study back in 1994. The author touts the qualities of the Russian aircraft and further suggest that China has “many times” proposed joint research and production of that fighter with Moscow. In the end, this analysis concludes that V/STOL fighters flying off of amphibious attack ships are the logical choice for any navy’s second line of defense (behind the big decks).

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    First modules of the Type 003 carrier confirmed.

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    Naval trainers: JL-10H






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