Chinese Air Force repaints entire fleet


J-16



The PLA Air Force recently issued a decree obliging future airplanes to give a standard color, reducing their visibility. This is expected to give combat advantages to the vehicles, as it will be more difficult to detect with the naked eye and the radar.

According to the Global Times, a decrease in the optical signature of aircraft due to special paint is a global development trend. The United States is also following it, striving to “fit” its aircraft into the environment. As the Chinese publication explains, it is necessary to use the colors of the sky, "usually gray, light blue and silver."

In addition to working in this direction with the latest J-20 fighter, the military has been experimenting with the J-2018 since 16.

Based on the Su-16 fighter, which did not take into account the stealth factor, the J-27 now has a dark gray color instead of its original bluish-gray tone and replaced its original Air Force emblem with a light gray marking

- notes the Global Times.

After a series of tests with J-20 and J-16, the PLA intends to repaint the entire fleet: fighters, bombers, transporters, and special aircraft.
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  1. Aerodrome 17 March 2020 05: 34 New
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    they will be more difficult to detect with both the naked eye and the radar.
    about the eye, really? how in World War II? saw, and such: "ta-ta-ta" of guns!
    1. Wiruz 17 March 2020 05: 48 New
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      Well, the Su-57 is also specially painted so as to reduce its visual visibility for the "naked eye". And here it’s not about the anti-aircraft gunner that will make “ta-ta-ta” of guns on it, but about the difficulty of identification - the visible silhouette will be difficult to distinguish, which means it will be impossible to understand which fighter (and fighter) is flying overhead .
      1. Aerodrome 17 March 2020 05: 55 New
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        Quote: Wiruz
        Well, the Su-57 is also specially painted so as to reduce its visual visibility for the "naked eye". And here it’s not about the anti-aircraft gunner that will make “ta-ta-ta” of guns on it, but about the difficulty of identification - the visible silhouette will be difficult to distinguish, which means it will be impossible to understand which fighter (and fighter) is flying overhead .

        in this case, the airborne radar and "Password" - a system of guarantee imitation-proof recognition, tear up and throw it away. What the hell are they? yes
      2. Cowbra 17 March 2020 05: 55 New
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        Below, against the background of the sky ... It’s as if not beautiful, the silhouette from the ground is visible, not the color. Here, as I understand it, the question is how from above - much from above, satellite. Look, the color of our Su-57 visually reduces the silhouette. I really won’t taste it what does the "color of the sky"
        1. Same lech 17 March 2020 06: 11 New
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          In the USSR, interesting things were created ... I don’t know whether it is worth believing. what
          Invisible aircraft
          Source: https://versia.ru/v-sovetskom-soyuze-pered-vojnoj-byl-sozdan-nevidimyj-samolet
        2. Aerodrome 17 March 2020 06: 27 New
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          Quote: Cowbra
          Below, against the background of the sky ... It’s as if not beautiful, the silhouette from the ground is visible, not the color.

          absolutely right. how true is that you cannot distinguish nichrome for half a kilometer F15 from MiG-29 or SU-35. yes
          1. Cowbra 17 March 2020 06: 29 New
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            I agree, well, why the heck to paint cunningly wise?
            1. Aerodrome 17 March 2020 06: 34 New
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              Quote: Cowbra
              I agree, well, why the heck to paint cunningly wise?

              Well, firstly, “Schaub is beautiful,” secondly, protecting the airframe from an external aggressive environment (sand, salt, etc.), and thirdly, from a scientific point of view .. “tricky paints” with, for example, some kind of “tricky” radiation-absorbing polymer.
            2. Kurare 17 March 2020 10: 09 New
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              Quote: Cowbra
              I agree, well, why the heck to paint cunningly wise?

              Recently there was a case when the Su-27 drove the F-15 off the side of the Shoigu. Video posted on the Internet. So, a very interesting comment slipped on the English resource: the 27th after some time directly merged with the sky and clouds and it was difficult to distinguish it. On the contrary, the F-15, with its gray color, was clearly visible at the same distance.

              Clearly, with modern target designation systems, visual detection is becoming less and less important. But, not always these systems can be applied.
      3. Uncle lee 17 March 2020 06: 20 New
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        Quote: Wiruz
        it will be impossible to understand which fighter

        He misled me at the peak
        Straight from the dead loop ...

        "I’m YAK, fighter" V. Vysotsky
        1. Aerodrome 17 March 2020 06: 37 New
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          Quote: Uncle Lee
          Quote: Wiruz
          it will be impossible to understand which fighter

          He misled me at the peak
          Straight from the dead loop ...

          "I’m YAK, fighter" V. Vysotsky

          the Maneuver, in a "delusion," led "and not a silhouette ..." smile
          1. Uncle lee 17 March 2020 06: 51 New
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            So he misled Yaka .... And even more so. winked
            1. Aerodrome 17 March 2020 06: 53 New
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              Quote: Uncle Lee
              So he misled Yaka .... And even more so. winked

              Yes, I remember the "Yak monologue" ... yes
              1. Uncle lee 17 March 2020 06: 54 New
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                Judging by the nickname - you should be in the state! soldier
    2. svp67 17 March 2020 12: 01 New
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      Quote: Aerodrome
      about the eye, really? how in World War II? saw, and such: "ta-ta-ta" of guns!

      And what about the “dog dump” of fighters, as one of the options for air combat is no longer considered?
  2. Mavrikiy 17 March 2020 06: 30 New
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    obliging to give future aircraft a standard color, reducing their visibility. as it will be more difficult to detect them by radar.
    Yes, China is cool. They do not drink there, do not smoke, do not inject, but simply stupidly fantasize. repeat
    1. thinker 17 March 2020 08: 06 New
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      This is the fantasy of journalists. On the Chinese military site, everything is clear and clear.
      BEIJING, March 13. The PLA Chinese Air Force recently issued the Rules for the painting and marking of the Air Force ... The rules consist of five chapters and 16 articles, which require the newly developed combat aircraft to be fully coated with poor visibility ...

      http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2020-03/13/content_9768160.htm
  3. 川 建国 18 March 2020 10: 35 New
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    The author, the photo you provided is J11