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China began to develop the deck version of the J-31

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Chinese designers have begun to develop the deck version of the fighter J-31 (FC-31) for an aircraft carrier equipped with an ejection system of take-off, reports Look with reference to the Chinese media.




Fighter will get the index J-XY. "Compared with the base J-31, this model will have a folding wing of greater span, a more powerful front landing gear, brake hook and an increased set of sensors," - said in a statement.

It is noted that the financing of the program began in September last year. Prototype tests are scheduled for the end of 2019.

Fighter J-31, created by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, is the 5-th generation of Chinese combat aircraft. The first flight of the J-31 took place in October 2012 of the year. This is the second type of stealth fighter after the J-20.

The publication reminds that in 2016 year, test pilot Xu Yonglin said that the J-31 will not go into service with the Air Force in the existing version, but will be in demand as a carrier-based fighter of the naval forces.

An aircraft carrier with a catapult for which a carrier-based aircraft is being developed can be built no earlier than the middle of the 2020-s.
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  1. Yrec
    Yrec April 11 2018 12: 44
    0
    And what is the engine of this 5th generation? AL-31F?
    1. Bronevick
      Bronevick April 11 2018 12: 52
      +2
      AL-41 from the Su-35. Together with the Su-35, China was given 5 sets of spare engines for each aircraft.
      1. novel66
        novel66 April 11 2018 13: 05
        +1
        Well, at least not ASH-82 lol
      2. Yrec
        Yrec April 11 2018 13: 08
        0
        Not enough for washing down planes somehow. 31st somewhere around 1500 pcs. purchased.
    2. Pivot
      Pivot April 11 2018 13: 04
      +3
      You are now becoming like our western partners. China well done doing their job.
    3. lance
      lance April 11 2018 13: 08
      0
      Al-31 is possible, it all depends on the mass of the aircraft
      1. Yrec
        Yrec April 11 2018 13: 15
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        Then this is not the 5th generation - is afterburning supersonic not possible or is it the “Chinese” 5th generation? Then, it's OK.
        1. lance
          lance April 11 2018 14: 06
          +1
          Al31f-m1 allows you to keep a speed of 1200-1300km \ h of the order of 40 minutes with a weight of 34 tons. when installing al-41 on an experimental "super cruise" 1670km / h,
  2. dgonni
    dgonni April 11 2018 13: 05
    +4
    Given the speed of construction of ships in China, the aircraft carrier with a catapult will be washed down in 3 years, which you can not even doubt
  3. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 April 12 2018 14: 26
    +1
    An aircraft carrier with a catapult for which a carrier-based aircraft is being developed can be built no earlier than the middle of the 2020-s.
    Well done Chinese - there is no aircraft carrier yet, and the plane is already being prepared ...