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In China, the second prototype of the FC-31 fighter flew for the first time

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The second prototype of the Chinese fighter FC-31 made its first flight. The first prototype first took to the air more than 4's years ago - in October 2012-th.




In contrast to the J-20, developed for the domestic Air Force, the lightweight fighter of the new generation is created primarily for deliveries abroad.



Nevertheless, the leadership of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation hopes that their FC-31 fighter will be in demand in the Chinese Air Force or Navy.

In China, the second prototype of the FC-31 fighter flew for the first time


It is known from open sources that the company is developing a new fighter exclusively at the expense of the Corporation aviation China's industry without state participation.
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  1. Altona
    Altona 25 December 2016 10: 42
    +5
    It is good that the corporation can finance such developments with its own money. Now even the United States can’t do this, Lockheed Martin draws from the budget.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 25 December 2016 10: 50
      +15
      Well, the Chinese seem to be doing well - both the J-20 flies and the J-31 flies. Why are they buying Su-35 from Russia? Do not believe in the reliability of their aircraft? request
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 25 December 2016 10: 57
        +10
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Do not believe in the reliability of their aircraft?

        By the fact that this is only the fuselage and part of the systems. China so completely could not master the production of the engine, not everything is simple in such a sector as the production of aviation electronics.
        1. Titsen
          Titsen 25 December 2016 16: 51
          +1
          Quote: APASUS
          By the fact that this is only a fuselage


          And the fuselage is very, very that reminds me of the numbers 5 and 0!

          Not China, but a copy machine (in the sense of a copier)!
      2. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 25 December 2016 10: 59
        +1
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Why are they buying Su-35 from Russia?

        Maybe they want to use "aggressors" as a squadron?
        1. Bongo
          Bongo 25 December 2016 11: 32
          +4
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          Maybe they want to use "aggressors" as a squadron?

          The aggressors in the PLA Air Force use the Su-27SK.
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 25 December 2016 11: 41
            +2
            The detection range is longer, the exercises will become more realistic. And besides, they will thereby qualify for the entire promising line of missiles for the Su-35. Besides the engines, they are also very interested in it. In addition, pilots on such machines can always be transferred to the most critical section in case of confrontation with someone.
            1. Bongo
              Bongo 25 December 2016 11: 47
              +6
              Quote: Thunderbolt
              The detection range is longer, the exercises will become more realistic.

              Basically, they practice close combat, through the center of combat use of the PLA air force in the Gobi desert, 12-15 regiments are annually driven. Two squadrons of "Aggressors" on the Su-27SK are based there permanently. Since these aircraft built by KnAAPO are already heavily worn out, they will most likely be replaced by the Su-35S.
              1. NEXUS
                NEXUS 25 December 2016 14: 53
                +4
                Quote: Bongo
                Since these aircraft built by KnAAPO are already very worn out, most likely they will be replaced by the Su-35S.

                Greetings, friend. drinks
                You did not specify that the SU-35С will be in the export version, with truncated performance characteristics. hi
                1. Wiskar
                  Wiskar 25 December 2016 16: 08
                  0
                  Quote: NEXUS
                  , with truncated TTX.


                  There is open information what?
                  1. NEXUS
                    NEXUS 25 December 2016 16: 10
                    +4
                    Quote: Wiskar
                    There is open information what?

                    Not yet ... but export machines have always been weaker than machines "for themselves", and above all it concerns avionics.
                2. Bongo
                  Bongo 26 December 2016 05: 13
                  +4
                  Quote: NEXUS
                  Greetings, friend.

                  Hi Andrew! drinks
                  Quote: NEXUS
                  You did not specify that the SU-35С will be in the export version, with truncated performance characteristics.

                  Is not a fact No. The Chinese insist on the delivery of vehicles with avionics similar to our Air Force. It is clear that the system of state knowledge and closed communication will not be given to them, but otherwise ...
      3. NEXUS
        NEXUS 25 December 2016 14: 38
        +10
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Well, the Chinese seem to be doing well - both the J-20 flies and the J-31 flies. Why are they buying Su-35 from Russia? Do not believe in the reliability of their aircraft? request

        As one designer said, the main engine in an airplane is around which everything else is built. The Chinese have their own engines, but they have many times less resources than ours. In fact, the purchase of the SU-35 is a stage of study, as this aircraft is the carrier of our modern technologies. And the Chinese are learning. The appearance of a fighter couple in China is, by and large, a miracle in itself, since even 15-20 years ago this could not have been dreamed of even in a dream. In the face of a huge technological leap in the Middle Kingdom, which saved the Chinese about 20 years.
    2. Sagittarius2
      Sagittarius2 25 December 2016 11: 42
      0
      Quote: Altona
      It is good that the corporation can finance such developments with its own money. Now even the United States can’t do this, Lockheed Martin draws from the budget.


      not own, this is a state program.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 25 December 2016 21: 22
        +3
        Guys, pay attention to the fact that the 2nd copy. built h \ s 4 years. It turns out that there were actually no tests. Neither factory, let alone military (although what military, if Beijing is not interested and this is a frequent initiative). They need several boards. One of which is static, which is put under "load". And what did they do for four years - this is not serious (the longer the development time, the less attractive it is in commercial terms) ?! That way it will become outdated without becoming "on the wing". I'm afraid that it will remain in the role of an experimental one for working out some elements. hi
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 25 December 2016 10: 50
    +3
    The general configuration of the aircraft is suspiciously similar to the "penguin" (F-35), only the engines are a couple, and from the Mig 29. Once they do it, they might get a flying version, unlike the J-20, which is still far from a suitable sample, no matter how the Chinese puff out their cheeks.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 25 December 2016 11: 11
      +5
      "only engines - a couple, and from the Mig 29th." ////

      The engine of such a thrust as in the F-35 - 190 kN on afterburner, 125 kN cruising -
      they do not. I have to put 2.
      1. servant.
        servant. 25 December 2016 17: 32
        0
        and that we have such engines?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 25 December 2016 18: 49
          +3
          The Su-35 has two 142 kN each afterburner, 86.3 kN cruising
          For the T-50 make more powerful.
    2. VOLCHOXURAL
      VOLCHOXURAL 25 December 2016 11: 46
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The general configuration of the aircraft is suspiciously similar to the "penguin" (F-35), only the engines are a couple, and from the Mig 29. Once they do it, they might get a flying version, unlike the J-20, which is still far from a suitable sample, no matter how the Chinese puff out their cheeks.

      Yes, hell knows who he looks more like. In the middle photo (in the sky, side view) it seems so streamlined, aerodynamic, it looks like a T-50. In the bottom photo (in the sky, front view) it already seems thicker and clumsy, it looks like an American penguin (not just f-35, but f-22). what
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 25 December 2016 14: 39
        +4
        Quote: VOLCHONOKSURALA
        Yes, hell knows who he looks more like.

        The "Chinese" is very similar to the Raptor, but it is the largest in its class of new generation heavy MFIs.
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 25 December 2016 10: 57
    +3
    Another Little Humpbacked Horse. Made in China love
  4. Coconut
    Coconut 25 December 2016 11: 01
    0
    It’s not possible for the Chinese to copy our engines ... look at the plane .. a copy of the instant + drying but the attempt is not torture)) let it be better))
    1. servant.
      servant. 25 December 2016 17: 34
      +1
      at one time we also didn’t really succeed with the English Royce Rolls ... we learned nothing ...
  5. Lelek
    Lelek 25 December 2016 18: 12
    +1
    (Nevertheless, the leadership of Shenyang Aircraft Corporation hopes that their FC-31 fighter will still be in demand by the Chinese Air Force or Navy.)

    Plagiarism. They tear off unscrupulously, put their stigma and go ahead under the red flag. And the result is, as with the Great Wall:
  6. Ronino
    Ronino 25 December 2016 18: 55
    +2
    a cross-lantern, however ...
    1. ydjin
      ydjin 26 December 2016 09: 54
      +1
      Quote: RoninO
      a cross-lantern, however ...

      I noticed the same thing, but ours still could not ... request
  7. Sergey F
    Sergey F 25 December 2016 19: 02
    +1
    In my opinion, it’s just a race for fashion, which Russia dictates.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 25 December 2016 19: 12
      +1
      ...not
      Russia, unfortunately.
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 26 December 2016 15: 39
    0
    Maybe we can buy a finished glider from the Chineses with a coating, put our electronics and engines from the MiG-35 .... and there will be a competitor to the F-35!