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    Chinese Flanker Family: J-11, J-16 ... Su-27SK/UBK, Su-30MKK

    Based on an image just released by Kanwa Defense Review 漢和防務評論 it seems as if the PLAN Naval base at Huangdicun has what appears to be five J-16 multirole fighters. Given their light grey colour scheme I don't think these are PLAN Su-30MK2 but indeed J-16 .... ... however so far the PLAN does...
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    Chengdu J-10 Multirole Fighter Air Craft News & Discussions

    But is this marginal increase relevant since thrust alone is not the important factor to supercruise?
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    Chengdu J-10 Multirole Fighter Air Craft News & Discussions

    I would change to question to the contrary: Why should it be when it was NOT capable of supercruise with the original AL-31FN?
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    Chengdu J-20 5th Generation Aircraft News & Discussions

    Are they filmed close to Quzhou?
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    Chengdu J-20 5th Generation Aircraft News & Discussions

    Thanks to @siegecrossbow !
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    China - NON-MILITARY space activities & Space Industry

    Any idea, when the first image will be released?
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    China's New Stealth Bomber: H-X / H-20

    I know these rumours, but sorry, but this is for a flying wing-design comparable to the B-2/-21 a plain ridiculous claim.
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    Y-20 heavy transport aircraft News & Discussions

    Allegedly the first Y-20U has been delivered to an operational unit. And even if my best guess as the PLAAF's first unit to gain this type would be the 13th Transport Division's 38th Air Regiment at Wuhan-Paozhuwan, which operates Il-76MD/TD and the three Il-78 tanker, another option could be...
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    Chengdu J-10 Multirole Fighter Air Craft News & Discussions

    Slowly images of WS-10B powered J-10Cs are more frequently posted ... (Image via @xyqq/SDF)
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    Chengdu J-20 5th Generation Aircraft News & Discussions

    Thank you so much!
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    Chengdu J-20 5th Generation Aircraft News & Discussions

    To admit, this number alone tells not much: 78233 means in fact 78x3x as standing for this particular unit - the 172nd Air Brigade at the PLAAF Cangzhou Flight Training Base and the xx = 23 means simply it is aircraft number 23. But this does not mean it is the 23rd J-20 within that unit nor the...
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    Chengdu J-20 5th Generation Aircraft News & Discussions

    Great image of J-20A serial number 78233 ... but can anyone help with the original Weibo-account?
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    Type 00X/003 (former Type 002) Aircraft Carrier News & Discussions

    After several more than "not really good" images of the Type 003 aircraft carrier, here is finally again a clearer one. (Image via A.Man/SDF)
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    New fighter for PAF Doctrine?

    Ähhm ... nope, they are not using the same engines even more since China can only offer the WS-10 equipped variant. And if if they would decide for an AL-31FN fitted J-10C, the Su-35 uses a completely different engine. The AL-31FN for the J-10 is built by Salyut, the AL-41F-1S for the Su-35...
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    Z-8 and Z-18 transport helicopter thread

    Even if its serial number is once again psed, this is the first clear image on an operational PLA Army Aviation Z-8L - the wide-bode variant - with the typical LHXXXXX number visible. Based on other reports this is something within the LH953txx range and as such assigned to the 161st Air Assault...

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