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Asoka
Asoka
NOTHING HAS CHANGED FOR ME.
Figaro
Figaro
Then what are the new engines?
Asoka
Asoka
There are Three possibilities:

1.) It's a photoshop picture
2.) It's a FC-31 upgrading to an improved WS-10 engine.
3.) It's a J-20 downgrading to an improved WS-10 engine, because the WS-15 engine production cannot keep up with the airframe production, but PLAAF's need for the J-20 is extremely urgent.
Asoka
Asoka
The J-20 with WS-10X could be used to train new pilot for subsonic maneuvers, while the J-20 with WS-15 used for Supersonic maneuvers.

It's a clunky solution, but doable, for the shortage of WS-15 engine problem, which I suspect China won't be fully mass produced it at the rate of 50-100/year, for another 2-3 years.
Asoka
Asoka
#2 is mostly likely. FC-31 is installed with the Russian RD-33 engine, which is a low thrust, smokey, low tech engine from the F-4 Phantom's J79 engine era of the 1960's. If FC-31 is sold with the RD-33 engine, no one will be fooled that this plane is a high tech 5-Gen. plane.
Asoka
Asoka
Not even the African Air Forces will be fooled. So FC-31 must upgrade its engine to have a prayer of hope. Remember, the FC-31, right from the start, is a junk project designed to fool the PLAAF into buying it, using the Internet Forums.
Figaro
Figaro
The FC-31 is undoubtedly inferior to the J-20 but I wouldn't necessarily classify it as "junk". It still has decent prospects of becoming the PLANAF's new carrier fighter ...
Asoka
Asoka
There is absolutely no chance that the PLAAF or PLAN will even take a look at this junky little piece of shit.
Figaro
Figaro
Why not? The J-20 was never designed to be a carrier fighter given its weight class. It is optimized for ground based air superiority, not an asset used for naval aviation. The FC-31 is ideal for this role (maybe bc they ripped off the F-35).
Asoka
Asoka
Why not? It's a piece of junk from top to bottom, front to rear, and left to right. it is this kind of mindless cheap copy, cheap knock off that give Chinese manufacturers a bad name.

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