U.S. media said the PLA F-11 fighters remaining, if difficulties in long-term deployment of Tibet
J-11 fighters made in the Tibetan plateau mountain flight training
Tibetan plateau in the J-11 fighter fleet training
as China Air Force’s most advanced fighter aircraft, J-11 from the date of the birth of attracting the attention of the outside world. Russian media had to “follow the Su-27″ argument, questioned China’s F-11 combat. According to the U.S., “Strategy Page” website on August 6 reported that the Chinese Air Force’s most advanced J-11 fighter made its first flight over China’s Tibet Autonomous Region exercises. While foreign media speculation that J-11 fighters stationed in Tibet is still not long, but its attitude was demonstrated plateau leap increasingly sophisticated operational capabilities.
performance beyond the Soviet -27
Chinese air force Su-27 J-11 fighters and roots. In 1995, China for $ 2.5 billion from Russia won the 200 Su-27 fighter of the construction authority. At that time, provided by Russia to the Chinese aircraft engine and avionics, drawings and specifications in accordance with China responsible for the production of other components. China in the construction of 95 Su-27, Russia canceled the agreement. Russia said the Chinese refer to Su-27, creating a generic version of the J-11 fighter.
United States, “Aviation Week” has published an article that J-11 fighter’s performance has gone beyond the Chinese Air Force to buy Russian-made Su-27 fighters. The article said, the early F-11A fighter aircraft are still using Russian-made engine, while the later F-11B fighters have begun to dress Chinese-made WS-10A engine. U.S. Global Strategic Network had further pointed out that part of the F-11B aircraft has been equipped with a WS-10A engine, and the Chinese Air Force, the engine performance is quite satisfactory, which have been put into mass production. WS-10A’s performance may not have the Russian AL-31F type aircraft engines as reliable, but enough to meet the fighter’s requirements. More importantly, WS-10A is the Chinese aviation industry made itself a major achievement, only six countries have the ability to manufacture high-end aircraft engines, while China is one of them.
long-term deployment of the plateau to be done to prepare
industry believes that the Chinese Air Force J-11 fighter jets equipped with high-altitude airspace appeared, it may be to test, including engine-made equipment, including more performance, while exercise “plateau tactics” to further enhance the combat effectiveness of new equipment. It should also be noted that although the J-11 has matured, but you want to deploy it at high altitudes is not easy. “Strategy Page,” the report said, despite the F-7 fighters often fly over regularly in Tibet, the Chinese Air Force is not the long-term deployment in the region. At present, Tibet is only one railway and one of the few passable road heavy-duty trucks, is difficult to guarantee sufficient fuel for the aircraft transporting troops and equipment there are some difficulties in maintaining supplies.
However, another analyst pointed out that Tibet has built a perfect airport facilities, the deployment of advanced J-11 fighters and the like there is no “hardware defects.” The J-11 over Tibet, over the success of a direct proof of its advanced performance. J-11 fighter slightly rearward in the deployment of low-altitude airport, if necessary, can be as high altitude airport “ultimate goal” and “depots”, landing short supply of fuel or ammunition. As for the issue of altitude sickness, need not worry because you have the fighter cockpit oxygen capacity.
like “Strategy Page,” said, “Perhaps one day the Chinese Air Force will have to fight over in Tibet, it should be there for related training.” (International Online – News of the World)