There is no issue in their sale. Yes they are for sale and if we want they would come. Only thing which would make us want them is India going for F-18 BLOCK III for its Navy.J-16 is not for sale and will not come to PAF, same for J-11 and J-15. Cannot say for JH-7A.
It can’t change unless Russia agrees, which they won’t because why would they let a flanker sale go through China when it could be going through them? That’s why PAF went to Russia when it was interested in SU35 in the first place. J-15 also has plenty of strings, but maybe it is exportable. It’s still a flanker, keep that in mind.J-11 and J-16 are not for sale at the moment but that can change. J-15 has no strings attached.
They are not for sale and no they will not come. I will keep repeating this no matter how many times I must, it’s just sad that peoples personals beliefs are presented over facts on this forum.There is no issue in their sale. Yes they are for sale and if we want they would come. Only thing which would make us want them is India going for F-18 BLOCK III for its Navy.
Go Euro Fighter Typhoon teamIf pocket allows then twin heavyweight definitely on cards , specially for Naval Role in future
Actually, you are asking people to not to merely rely upon shape of it but consider the quality and capability. Actually, that's a flanker with two engine, two vertical stabilizers, big and that's it. Not everyone will be interested to consider the capability of an aircraft and then the availability as well.I don’t understand the fascination with J-15. Being a carrier borne aircraft it makes substantial sacrifices in terms of weight and flight performance wise is basically a watered down J-11B. Unless Pakistan is buying a carrier there is literally zero use for a J-15.
Pakistani fascination is with twin-engine jets. You can strap two jet-engines on a kite and they'd want that too. =)I don’t understand the fascination with J-15. Being a carrier borne aircraft it makes substantial sacrifices in terms of weight and flight performance wise is basically a watered down J-11B. Unless Pakistan is buying a carrier there is literally zero use for a J-15.
If a Flanker were to be converted into a private business jet, will it's NATO codename be 'Banker'?If I had a nickle for everytime I heard conversation of J-11, J-15 & J-16 on [PDF], i'd have a Private Jet 24hrs on Standby.
Podracing could become real motor sport in PakistanYou can strap two jet-engines on a kite and they'd want that too. =)
Hmm I think you discount the Flanker family too quickly here.If you want a shitty twin-engine behemoth, then you go for Su-27/30/35 family type. Get picked up on radar as far away as a jumbo jet and shot down by Tejas.
If you want a good twin-engined jet in service now, only Typhoon is a viable option. French and US options are off the table looks like so that leaves our broke *** nation with only one way forward ... wait for LO type from China/Turkey and get more loans to buy that 20years from now.
That's not how things work. There is a reason that China procured so many Su-30MKKs when J-10s, J-11Bs and JH-7A were all joining services. Even though Su-30 was behind J-10 and J-11B in air superiority role and worse than JH-7A in terms of attacking land and sea targets. Getting aircraft into your service allows your Air Force to train and develop new capabilities and tactics. It's very important for any modern Air Force to continually induct new aircraft with better capabilities to keep improving the skills of pilots and the tactics they use. These soft skills take years to develop. One cannot afford to take time off while waiting for the next generation aircraft.Indeed PAF's best option is to save all that money anyway and look towards the future of 5th generation combined with UCAV. These are much more effective per dollar spent.