U.S. media said the Chinese F-15 carrier aircraft, or has begun pilot production of small quantities
Data Figure: China’s circulating on the network carrier aircraft F -15 test picture
27 U.S. Aviation Week Web site quoted the analysis of the Western defense experts said China recently announced by the Shenyang production of F-15 “Flying Shark” aircraft carrier of the picture, which shows the type of aircraft is approaching or entering a small amount of the initial production phase, and will soon go to training facilities for the aircraft carrier qualification tests.
article said, -15 F to F-11B-based, according to the Sukhoi Su-27 carrier design “Flanker” fighter from the improvements made machine, with the Su-33 carrier version similar to the front wing is equipped with folding wings, strengthened landing hook and braking device. F -15 and -33, as the Soviet Union, are designed to jump from the slip ramp off the board, rather than the ejection device. F -15 and -33, but there are a number of different Su, including more complex trailing edge flaps and advanced avionics.
article said, the London International Institute for Strategic Studies senior fellow military aerospace Barry said the F-15 canard copied from the Su-33, indicating that at least the flight control system is similar. In addition, “seems to carry an F -15 model anti-ship missiles, that its first-to-ship combat on the scheme have the ability, and Su-33 was air-design.” The carrier-based fighter will provide carrier-based heavy-duty troops lay the foundation again, can force the maritime power projection, which has a very different and coastal defense. The aircraft is expected to become the “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier’s first aircraft carrier. The first picture was taken in a factory SAC.
article points out, on the performance of the aircraft, there are some conflicting statements. Russia’s news agency that its performance as the Su-33, while China claimed that the Su-33 avionics is already outdated, so they installed a homemade sensors, displays and weapons. The aircraft structure to the Su-33 fighter planes, based on the installation of F-11B aircraft avionics – can provide guidance for the advanced anti-ship missiles.
article said, China’s analysts and observers said the aircraft, the aircraft carrier on August 31, 2009 for a flight, using Russia to provide the AL-31 engine. U.S. Analysts believe that China’s Su-33 from Ukraine. One analyst said, “In Ukraine, the Russian aircraft carrier training Sacchi done over the years there has been a Su-33 prototype parked in the garage a few years ago it disappeared, probably in China.”
article says the F -15 recent photos show that the aircraft has entered the small series production or about to produce. Expected that these aircraft will soon go to the training base, and gradually took the long road applicable to the aircraft carrier. May 6, 2010, the first aircraft ramp jump from analog to slip off the board. Since 2001, the Su-33 prototype purchased from Ukraine, China began the project. 2009, China has purchased Russian Su-33 fighter. According to The New York Times reported in February a Russian Ukrainian court sentenced guilty, because of its plot will be used to train pilots from the Su-33 aircraft slide off the jump ramp air base in Crimea for more information to China.
article said that in China’s northeast coast near Huludao Naval Station, workers have completed a basic clone Crimea test center, a short distance off the slide jump ramp. U.S. analysts said, “Many pictures show the aircraft training facilities, including a static flight deck, used for staff training facility looks like a aircraft carrier flight deck following a dormitory and classrooms it has been ‘Flanker’ solid models and helicopter, used for training aircraft carrier deck operations and maintenance personnel, Xi’an and a training facility, equipped with slide jump deck (for takeoff), and brake the network (for landing) is expected to have been there J -15 done a lot of work. “Taiwanese intelligence officials said, it is understood that the carrier may be used for training, conduct first flight later this year. Since 2002, the aircraft carrier on a large scale renovation of Dalian Port. The article points out, U.S. intelligence analysts say Taiwan officials agree. U.S. analysts said, “Just last month, we see the engine start, indicating that sea trials will take place this year, perhaps as early this summer would be it. China is discussing the use of the experience gained refurbished aircraft carrier, self-construction of a second ship aircraft carrier. “(Compiled: Spring)