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Looks like WS-15 is much shorter than current engines and that they won’t get rid of the ventral strakes even after engine change.
How do we know that is the WS-15 though? It's nozzles look more or less like AL-31Fs to me ... I don't think the model maker was paying too much attention to the engine here tbh.
 

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How do we know that is the WS-15 though? It's nozzles look more or less like AL-31Fs to me ... I don't think the model maker was paying too much attention to the engine here tbh.
WS-15 was the target engine when the project and as Deion stated, the model was from 2004 or earlier. The engine is set farther into the body of the plane compared to both WS-10 and Al-31.
 

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