For Chinese fighters of the new generation, J-31 chose the final color

For Chinese fighters of the new generation, J-31 chose the final color

In China, work continues on the creation of a fifth-generation fighter J-31 (aka FC31). This combat vehicle was conceived as an option to equip future Chinese aircraft carriers.


As noted by Chinese media, many in China themselves felt that the J-31 could eventually be rivals for other new generation aircraft - the J-20. However, it is not". For J-31 (FC31), the deck “niche” is defined primarily. It is planned that such fighters will be able to form the basis of the wing of aircraft carriers under construction Type002, Type003 and those that are being prepared for bookmark.

Recall that earlier it was reported that China was ready to build six of its own aircraft carriers in the coming years. One of them is already built. This is Type001A, dubbed "Shandong."

Introduced a new generation fighter J-31 differs updated version of the paint. If the first built and tested aircraft of this version were painted black, now they decided to completely change the color to gray.



Previously, FC31 in gray were shown at air shows.

Chinese experts note that the color change of the aircraft "indicates that they are planned to be used in the PLA Navy." There is currently no official confirmation that the J-31 fighters will arm exclusively with the Chinese naval forces.

Meanwhile, China is criticizing the pace of J-31 aircraft. It was noted that for eight years not a single one was put into service, which may indicate, among other things, the presence of certain technical problems. The main problem that was mentioned earlier is related to engine thrust.
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  1. knn54 April 21 2020 09: 35 New
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    But with the paint decided.
  2. V.I.P. April 21 2020 09: 49 New
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    But is it not so in the Russian Federation? Su-57 and MiG-35 painted so what? Nobody needs an instant, not even a MO. And when Su appears in the troops in China, there will be J-20/31 regiments ... ...
    1. Zaurbek April 21 2020 11: 23 New
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      With a MiG some sort of hat .... they were pompously presented, produced a couple of pieces, ordered more than 30 pieces and the silence is complete!
      1. NEOZ April 21 2020 12: 01 New
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        Quote: Zaurbek
        With a MiG some sort of hat ....

        how would you like?
        1. Zaurbek April 21 2020 12: 17 New
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          I believe that if presented and ordered, then the work should be visible ..... up to 15 pcs / year they can, like, do. Those. order, taking into account the tests, for 3-4 years .... When was the presentation?
          1. NEOZ April 21 2020 12: 20 New
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            Quote: Zaurbek
            I believe that if

            and if the MiG35 is not much cheaper than the SU35, but much worse in terms of performance characteristics .... then how?
            1. Zaurbek April 21 2020 15: 55 New
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              Well, except for the range, it was (is) not much worse ... but there is also a factor that:
              1. Trite is not enough aircraft and Sukhoi are not enough ....
              2. Su35C is not suitable for foreign tenders ... but Rafal, F18, F16 are suitable .... by size.
            2. bayard April 21 2020 16: 34 New
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              Quote: NEOZ
              and if the MiG35 is not much cheaper than the SU35

              This was expected, but the MiG-35 was mainly considered as export. At present, about 120 MiG-29 of various modifications remain in the Russian Aerospace Forces, and these regiments must be re-equipped with the new MiG-35 because the infrastructure and refueling equipment are the same and flying, and it will be easier to retrain the technical staff. Thus, the very fact that the MiG-35 was adopted by the Russian Aerospace Forces will play an advertising role for the sales of this pepelats. For the money spent on it and the plane turned out, therefore there should be a series.
              In addition, in comparison with the Su-35, it is necessary to take into account not only the purchase cost, but also the cost of operation and the life cycle as a whole. In addition, he has an AFAR, unlike the Su-35, which is also a plus in the characteristics, especially in terms of noise immunity.
              But for the future it is necessary to design a light fighter with only one engine, preferably with the "Product-30" from the Su-57. So it will be much cheaper, easier to maintain and will contribute positively to the unification of power plants.

              And a twin-engine LIGHT fighter in modern conditions cannot be cheap by definition and is justified only for carrier-based aviation of classic heavy aircraft carriers ... This is to Serdyukov’s statements about MiG's task to create such an aircraft.
              1. strelokmira April 21 2020 17: 34 New
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                In addition, he has an AFAR, unlike the Su-35, which is also a plus in the characteristics

                for the Russian Aerospace Forces there is a version with the Zhuk-M radar
            3. tomket April 22 2020 01: 05 New
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              Quote: NEOZ
              and if the MiG35 is not much cheaper than the SU35, but much worse in terms of performance characteristics .... then how?

              but there are proofs that it is just as expensive and much worse? Well, besides "I think so."
    2. Ros 56 April 21 2020 13: 12 New
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      Said everything? Well, now to my banderlog.
  3. Pavel57 April 21 2020 09: 49 New
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    The main thing is that the suit is sitting.
  4. APASUS April 21 2020 09: 52 New
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    It sounds strange. It is not clear what kind of troops the machine will be used for, but whether it will be accepted for service. Everything is tied to the color of the paint, as if this is the main parameter of the technical characteristics, complete nonsense!
    1. krops777 April 21 2020 10: 40 New
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      Everything is tied to the color of the paint, as if this is the main parameter of the TTX, complete nonsense!


      Well, as you would like, immediately plus 500kg of traction. laughing
  5. voyaka uh April 21 2020 09: 54 New
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    Forgot to mention in the article that the J-31 is a 5th generation stealth.
    Copied, as far as it turned out, F-35A. Engine only
    they do not have powerful. I had to put two.
    1. Vol4ara April 21 2020 10: 26 New
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      Quote: voyaka uh
      Forgot to mention in the article that the J-31 is a 5th generation stealth.
      Copied, as far as it turned out, F-35A. Engine only
      they do not have powerful. I had to put two.

      What's the difference?
      1. voyaka uh April 21 2020 10: 28 New
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        Indeed, what is the difference between a 3rd generation or 5th airplane? laughing
        The main thing is that it should be painted correctly. fellow
    2. Vladimir_2U April 21 2020 11: 00 New
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      Quote: voyaka uh
      Copied as far as it turned out
      it is not copied, but creatively recycled. )))
    3. Kasym April 21 2020 15: 42 New
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      And the F-35 with the Yak-141? laughing
      1. voyaka uh April 21 2020 15: 46 New
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        Turn the engine nozzle 90 degrees down
        borrowed from Yak. good
        But instead of two additional small jet engines
        put a fan driven by an engine.
        1. Kasym April 21 2020 21: 06 New
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          That's it. Also, the Chinese - that they considered necessary, then adopted. hi
    4. tomket April 22 2020 01: 08 New
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      Quote: voyaka uh
      Forgot to mention in the article that the J-31 is a 5th generation stealth.
      Copied, as far as it turned out, F-35A. Engine only
      they do not have powerful. I had to put two.

      And do not share the proofs, when and who handed over the blueprints of the f-35 to the Chinese? Well, since you are saying here that it is copied, you probably know about the details of the operation. Well, maybe someone from yours sold a couple of hundred yuan of technical documentation, you never know ....
      1. voyaka uh April 22 2020 09: 55 New
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        No one handed over. The Chinese themselves hacked when the plane was in the initial
        stages before production. This was an article in the open press.
        The fact of hacking was recognized by the Pentagon.
        Not everyone managed to hack - more on electronics. This info was used and
        for the J-20 and for the J-31.
  6. sanik2020 April 21 2020 09: 58 New
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    And they decided on the paint and the engines will bring to mind, they themselves will not finish, copy or buy a license and then modify it, so as not to pay for the license. The main thing is that they have an understanding of the appearance of what and in what quantities they need for specific types of actions.
    1. allegro April 21 2020 10: 20 New
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      I agree with you, we don’t have any appearance or goals
  7. Zaurbek April 21 2020 11: 32 New
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    There still looms the stealth option FT-17 ..... China with an assortment of the 5th generation will still eclipse all
    1. voyaka uh April 21 2020 15: 48 New
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      There still looms vertical. The main gap is the Chinese Air Force.
  8. Altona April 21 2020 11: 36 New
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    In my opinion, they decided not to be smart with color, but stupidly reproduce the Americans in color. They have all this for a long time in a gray color scheme.
    1. Peter is not the first April 21 2020 20: 19 New
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      wink They also reduced the color. Well, the Chinese, well done.
  9. Thrifty April 21 2020 11: 41 New
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    And in what place is this non-motor 5th-generation non-motor aisle? A copy of the copy, the form, as well as the contents are stolen, including from us as from the same usa! Not one Chinese aircraft and is not near the 5th generation aircraft! For it is impossible to build a REAL fighter without having its own aircraft design school — disgusting copies “under the original” will always come out !!!
    1. yfast April 21 2020 21: 15 New
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      Then the rogues for 3/4 of the price from F35 will be steamed. And those whom the states will dynamite.
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    3. Sniper Amateur April 22 2020 01: 06 New
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      Not one Chinese aircraft and is not near the 5th generation aircraft!

      Only now the first combat regiment on the J-20 is already re-equipped. Unlike...
  10. Sniper Amateur April 22 2020 01: 07 New
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    They write that:
    China refuses to build aircraft carriers
    https://www.popmech.ru/weapon/news-528454-kitay-otkazyvaetsya-ot-stroitelstva-avianoscev/