Reputation of the Chinese J-15 limited the amount of fuel carried is less than the U.S. F/A-18 flight
Data Figure: China’s network spread F -15 aircraft carrier flight photo
China, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier for After the painting was enthusiastically participated in the navy, accompanying “-15 F carrier-based aircraft,” the same keen sense of smell was found in the Western media of “the navy color.” United States, “New York Times,” April 25 Journal article speculated that the future will board the “Kuznetsov” F-15 “Flying Shark” aircraft carrier has surfaced, is entering the flight test phase, expected in service after 2015.
higher level weapons and configuration
reported that in a large number of photographs on China’s aircraft carrier appearance less than two weeks after the network, published in Chinese media the first carrier aircraft F -15 close-up pictures, “these pictures is clearly a place in northeastern China near the airport of a shot.” Allegedly, F -15 carrier aircraft with folding wings, strengthened landing gear and other short-caudal and modern design, will be deployed in the water on China’s first aircraft carrier.
military analysts have pointed out, with the same carrier, carrier-based aircraft in service for many years before the need to test and improve. Published information on the current media point of view, the development of carrier-based aircraft F -15 seems to be smooth. “New York Times” reported that a Chinese military vessel area and the Canadian magazine editor, Mr. Blue, “Chinese Defense Review” magazine editor Andrei Chang agreed that the F -15 has passed factory testing, the ongoing flight test.
if the Western media reports are true, it means that China’s naval air force in about the emergence of a new type of equipment – carrier-based fighter. Given the rapid progress in recent years, China’s aviation industry, and military industry has made considerable progress, speculation that the weapons carrier aircraft F -15 configuration will scale new heights. “The New York Times” quoted military experts as saying the Chinese army’s 3200 Fighter of existing major equipment free-fall bombs and TV-guided missiles, and F -15 will have more advanced automatic guided missiles, holographic instrument displays, have the right ship attack radar and other advanced weaponry. If F -15 aircraft carrier in service after 2015, it means “China has the ability to establish authority in the coastal.”
still a gap with the carrier power
“New York Times” said that the birth of J -15 carrier aircraft has been “tortuous.” China has previously tried to buy Su-33 carrier aircraft Russia, but Russia was refused. In 2001, China bought one from Ukraine Su-33 prototype, and as a basis for self-development. The assertion that the outside world, and as China’s first aircraft carrier, F-15 design only reached the level of the late former Soviet Union. But “New York Times” reported that the F -15 informal appearance, it was discovered that the Su-33 from the appearance point of view is a replica, but in fact this aircraft carrier’s internal system has been improved. Experts believe that the F -15 eliminated obsolete avionics and missile guidance systems, more advanced than the Su-33.
However, the U.S. aircraft carrier-based aircraft on the same type of comparison F/A-18, F -15 there are still many gaps. The report quoted Chinese experts said, because F -15 take off from the deck of the more slippery, can not rely on the catapult to take off like a US-made aircraft carrier to carry as much fuel, so the range is shorter than the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 carrier-based aircraft.
further analysis, even if the F -15 in the short term service on the ship, its combat effectiveness will remain limited by the take-off mode, range and payload can catapult take-off mode with the use of the rule of law “gust” and U.S. F/A-18E/F “Super Hornet” and other Western powers of the carrier-based aircraft carrier comparable. However, for the beginning of the formation of the Navy aircraft carrier battle groups, the self-developed and equipped with heavy fixed-wing carrier-based aircraft is already leaps and bounds, which means that the Chinese navy’s aircraft carrier and carrier-based aircraft unit has a higher starting point.