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JF-17B (Bravo) & J-10C with Dual ejector racks.
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Does it matter other than aesthetics?
Clearly it has very little impact on the aerodynic performance of the aircraft else they would have changed it.

It will impact RCS to some degree, but it also shows a mindset of cutting corners and lack of foresight. For example, the B model is based on the Block 2 standard, when it could have easily been based on the Block 3 spec. The PAF claim they intend to use it in a combat role, but it's already hampered by the lack of the updated IR-based MAWS, the absence of a dedicated LDP hardpoint on the starboard intake, and the lack of AESA radar. Instead, the B model is mostly relegated to training with limited capability in terms of multi-role combat missions. Yes, it could be updated in the future, but that's not likely to occur for at least a decade.
 

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It will impact RCS to some degree, but it also shows a mindset of cutting corners and lack of foresight. For example, the B model is based on the Block 2 standard, when it could have easily been based on the Block 3 spec. The PAF claim they intend to use it in a combat role, but it's already hampered by the lack of the updated IR-based MAWS, the absence of a dedicated LDP hardpoint on the starboard intake, and the lack of AESA radar. Instead, the B model is mostly relegated to training with limited capability in terms of multi-role combat missions. Yes, it could be updated in the future, but that's not likely to occur for at least a decade.
Hi,

It will have no effect on RCS.

The BLK 2 B had to be readied for foreign sales test rides---.

BLK 3 specs are a " special " aircraft specs and this won't be available to everyone one from the gitgo--. So no reason to display BLK3 specs to everyone interested in buying the JF17.
 

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It will impact RCS to some degree, but it also shows a mindset of cutting corners and lack of foresight. For example, the B model is based on the Block 2 standard, when it could have easily been based on the Block 3 spec. The PAF claim they intend to use it in a combat role, but it's already hampered by the lack of the updated IR-based MAWS, the absence of a dedicated LDP hardpoint on the starboard intake, and the lack of AESA radar. Instead, the B model is mostly relegated to training with limited capability in terms of multi-role combat missions. Yes, it could be updated in the future, but that's not likely to occur for at least a decade.
B is a mix of blk 2 and 3 standards. It has three axis fbl, hard points can mount pl10 and 15, and can swap an aesa instead of mechanical klj7 readily.
 

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B is a mix of blk 2 and 3 standards. It has three axis fbl, hard points can mount pl10 and 15, and can swap an aesa instead of mechanical klj7 readily.

But no dedicated LDP hardpoint and it still uses the previous UV based MAWS rather than new IR based MAWS and ECM suite.
 

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