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lcloo

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But there rumours of D variant sort semi sealth like F15 silent eagle

Secondly they can integrates Pl 21 on j10 may be infuture
I read a lot of Pakistani members refer to J-10 as a short range fighter implying its range inferiority, and so I made a comparative check on publicly available data.

Combat Range
J10 (no external tank) = 1,450km; Ferry range 3,800km with 3 fuel tanks and no weaponloads.
JF-17 (no external tank) = 1,352km
Rafale (3 tanks 5,700litres + weopon loads) =1,850km
Typhoon (3 fuel tanks + weapons) =1,389km
Grippen = 1,500km
F-16 =740nm = 1,370km
F-35 =1,410km

In China, J10 is refer as light weight and short range because of its relativity to that of Flankers and J20 which have superior long ranges,. J10 in fact is not really a light weight fighter, and its combat range is similar to other fighters of similar sizes.
 
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I read a lot of Pakistani members refer to J-10 as a short range fighter implying its range inferiority, and so I made a comparative check on publicly available data.

Combat Range
J10 (no external tank) = 1,450km; Ferry range 3,800km with 3 fuel tanks and no weaponloads.
JF-17 (no external tank) = 1,352km
Rafale (3 tanks 5,700litres + weopon loads) =1,850km
Typhoon (3 fuel tanks + weapons) =1,389km
Grippen = 1,500km
F-16 =740nm = 1,370km
F-35 =1,410km

In China, J10 is refer as light weight and short range because of its relativity to that of Flankers and J20 which have superior long ranges,. J10 in fact is not really a light weight fighter, and its combat range is similar to other fighters of similar sizes.
Thanks for sharing such detial comparison, my point was its fall normal range, but if adding CFT instead of external fuel tanks will not reduced it hard points and on other hand give edge to Panettiere deep inside enemy
 

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So far there is NO PL-21 and I don't think the J-10 is capable to carry such a monster AAM.
But if see internet, we find info that PL21 is tested on chinese flankers have plan for future integration into J20 and J31/35.

What you expert opnion about PL 21, is actually created and is in trial or just its in news no actual BRV produced till now @Deino
 

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So mean there other program along with PL 21 as there alos rumors of PL 17 version as well
 
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