This is from Zhuhai Airshow 2018. Blue missiles are training dummies of PL-15 and PL-10.
In my self-important opinion as a years-long PLA watcher the J-20/WS-10C is 100% Chinese, 50% real (as in the rap definition of "real"). The J-20/WS-15 will be 100% Chinese, 100% real. I'm sure the J-20 is a beast and a half now and the most potent weapon in the PLAAF's arsenal, but it needs those extra 60 kilonewtons to be the monster it was meant to be.Despite what certain idiots think, PLAAF is happy with WS-10 equipped J-20s.
Great stuff. The best thing is to get as many J-20 production lines up and working, more so now than with the Russian engines since both airframe and engine production lines established now can be later produce the J-20/WS-15.Happy enough that the CAC is working on delivery of a new batch yesterday.
Bruh, Chinese 7th gen fighters will enter service en masse before a certain light fighter is finally ready.Maybe WS-15 equipped J-20s will enter service en mass before a certain light fighter is finally ready.
Russian production is slow poke since Cold War. They can't even supply their own Flanker and Su-57 production. It's a good thing J-20 switched to WS-10C which enables dozens of J-20 to be built annually.The use of WS-10's means, that the production rate of the J20 can be stepped up as they are no longer restricted by the supply of Russian engines, and China can now prioritise between the Su-27 "derivatives" in PLAAF service and the J20's.
Interesting to see how they start to ramp up now.