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JF-17 Testing With New Fuel Tanks

Discussion in 'JF-17 Thunder' started by Windjammer, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Windjammer

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    JF-17 undergoing tests with new fuel tanks designed for Mach-2 Regime.

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    And here I had to engage in lengthy debates that Mach 2 is highly probable in the future.

    @GriffinsRule @Knuckles @Chak Bamu @araz

    That said, I remember Chak Bamu talking about sleeker fuel tanks, and here they are. They look smaller in capacity, so I wonder if its going to be a speed vs range compromise?
     
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    What if they are not fuel tanks ? They are pretty small to carry appreciable volume of fuel. What if they are a deception only ?
     
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    Looks smaller than the ones being used currently

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    So will the plane now carry less fuel? And does this new tank permit the plane to fly faster? :what:
     
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    The nose cone makes me think its not a fuel tank. Rather sharp
     
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    Mach-2 is surely possible. The only issue is the engine power and the penalty caused when DSI lose their effectiveness above Mach 1.8. If JF-17 is testing smaller fuel tanks then it hints towards an engine change that would allow it to operate with greater efficiency (need less fuel) and more power, so that the aircraft may dash at higher speed. In this case smaller fuel tanks can help with minimizing drag.

    Apart from the sharp nose, all else shows it to be a fuel tank. But such a small fuel tank? Could it be that JF-17 is being tested to launch munitions that are rather heavy and therefore minimal fuel is being used. In this case two munitions are being considered on inner wing stations. Is it possible to load 2x Ra'ad ALCM on inner wing stations?

    Of the two scenarios above, I think the second is more likely. Else, it could be that the attached 'fuel tank' is being used to approximate aerodynamic of some attachment that we know nothing about.
     
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    Another scenario is that its meant for short bursts of high speed. What if it acts like a turbo booster that carries its own oxidant to cause an exothermic reaction which adds to the thrust of the aircraft? Now that's pure speculation on my part.
     
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    Brother these pictures have already been posted and discussed on PDF last year or maybe earlier than that if I am not wrong.
    Everything that's on Facebook isn't new.
    Miss those days when you posted exclusive and cool stuff.
     
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    Bro, it was me who posted these pics a while back on www space. Here in PDF.
     
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  10. Windjammer

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    I was also under the impression that i have come across some of these before but the guy who shared them insisted that they are current.
    As for Shahbaz, it's odd that i was informed by the PA that the person i wanted to speak to was busy in a ceremony taking place at the base.
    On topic, the tanks may be smaller in size but they look similar to those carried by the F-7s.

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    Yes there was a parade at shahbaz
     
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    The hyperbole of fanboys never seizes to amaze me. These are just supersonic tanks, that's it. Thank God people aren't saying this is a new "meezaail".

    Also, also these pictures with the same claim have been posted before on this forum and then too I had explained what I just did right now.
     
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    Strange never saw any prade activities in shahbaz
     
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    We were having the same conversation exactly a year ago. #Dejavu.