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J-XY - maybe J-35 - next generation carrier-borne fighter

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As it seems, the first clear image of the SAC next generation carrierborne multirole fighter J-35 (?) on the ground was leaked.

(Image via @daikibokougeki)

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Somewhere in Texas, F-35 engineers are turning in their beds and cursing their computer security experts with every breath. A few keystrokes by some skilled PLASSF operator certainly gave China's defense aviation industry a hell of a leg up.
 
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Wondering where is weapon bay, seems shorter weapon bay than J-20. Not a good sign
It can't have a shorter weapon bay than that of J20 because it has to accomodate PL10 and PL15, unless there is another set of smaller advance SRAAM and LRAAM with comparable range, which is very unlikely.
 

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If you compare the front landing gear, hard to believe both have same size of weapon bay.
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Optical visualisation is always deceptive, just like when the J20 first appeared, how so many western experts argued that it is too large and too long to be air superiority fighter jet, simply based on their visual perception.

If J35's weapon bay cannot take in PL15, then there is a huge mistake, a fatal mistake that will kill all J35 pilots in their aerial engagements in BVR fights. I don't think China is that stupid.
 

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Optical visualisation is always deceptive, just like when the J20 first appeared, how so many western experts argued that it is too large and too long to be air superiority fighter jet, simply based on their visual perception.

If J35's weapon bay cannot take in PL15, then there is a huge mistake, a fatal mistake that will kill all J35 pilots in their aerial engagements in BVR fights. I don't think China is that stupid.
Just to reconfirm the size of weapon bay for both J20 and J35 (FC-31 ver 2.0).

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From another angle, if J-35 can't take PL-15, that means China may have a shorter version of mid range missile available. The new missile may not have as long range as PL-15 but should be good enough to achieve, let's say, 180KM, which is good enough for most of the air battles.
 

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