Russian AL-31FN engines are concerned about China’s military (Photos)
People’s Liberation Army General Armament Department personnel visited the Russian engine exhibition photography: Wang Yansheng Russian AL-31FN engine Photo: Du Changjun
Sina Zhuhai Aviation reported November 19: Exhibition in Russia, Russia has brought its own AL31FN type vector turbofan engines. According to Russia’s introduction, the engine uses a dual-axis ducted fan design, both inside and outside the rear of the turbine bypass air mixing, open the afterburner combustion chamber and the whole state of things supersonic case, the nozzle is adjustable. The AL-31FN engine is made F-10 fighter blueprint for improvement comes from abroad. According to Russia’s own, said it has three new features. The first is the “engine accessories casing at the bottom,” second “receiver installed in the aircraft engine accessories,” the third “AL-31FN-M1 can be changed to increase the thrust-type program, using the vector nozzle.”
engine parameters of the model, the maximum thrust: 12500KGF, the smallest unit of fuel consumption 0.685kg/Kgfh, air flow 118kg/s, inlet diameter of 905mm, maximum diameter of 1180mm, the maximum length of 5.002 meters. Engine weight 1538KG.
the show in the AL-31-FN has been placed on the vector engine rear vent system. And the Russians have demonstrated their own engine in the rear vents vector technology. Purpose is very simple nature, Russia know that China is seeking a new engine with vector technology to update their existing or under development in the fighter engine technology. You can catch up with its European and American countries.
Although many networks are rumors that the Russian engine results are quite unstable vector technology, it’s the tail rotor blade can be maintained only a short life cycle. But China is facing the current international status and its own slow pace of development and many other issues. For Russia, this technology will also take into account the same attitude.
but on the day of the official opening of the air show, China’s military suddenly began to pay close attention to the Russian AL-31FN engine. And there stands the General Armament Department officials visit Russia, Russian officials warmly received, and for the Chinese side has done a very detailed and thoughtful answers and explanations.
can be inferred that at least China’s military was in need of such vector technology engine, as is the network that is not the rumors of the “ready to replace the F-10 engine on the ship.” This can not be so explained. If China has developed in the second set of secret fighter project, also need this engine technology. So China is certainly for it to seek new approaches. As for Russia’s vector technology components, less than a. Then this problem can be based on China and Russia on their own or with a new improvement plan. As previously jointly developed by China and Russia plan as Jacques 141.
but Russia purpose is very clear in the hope that China might purchase AL31FN-M1 vector engine technology program. Because the Russians are well aware of their “clients” what is missing and what is required now! (Cold)
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