Russian media said the Su-27 will not bring disaster to the Chinese Air Force combat readiness grounded (Figure)
Data Figure: Russian Air Force Su-27 fighter
Data Figure: China Air Force Su-27 fighters fitted out
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1 mid-January, the Russian Air Force Su-27 fighter aircraft crashed, causing the same type of machine forced all grounded. Some analysts said the move would hurt other countries equipped with Su-27 fighters, especially China. However, Russia’s “Airport” website article published on January 27 that Russian Su-27 crash was caused by cases of their own reasons, does not affect other countries, the same type of aircraft readiness. According to Russia’s “view report” news on January 30, Russian Air Force Su-27 has lifted the flight ban, said the department had an accident, “human factors” caused.
Su-27 is the engine drag
1 19, the Russian Air Force announced without warning in the case grounded all Su-27 fighters, until 14 an accident because the aircraft type was found so far. Russian military experts Makiyenko speculated that the accident may be Su-27 AL-31 engine result, otherwise, the use of twin-engine aircraft structure is not prone to crash. He believes that if the case is confirmed, it would be AL-31 engine trouble caused major overseas users China, because China’s most advanced F-10 and J-11 fighters are equipped with this engine.
Su-27 Su-30 and its derivative models can produce the best Russian fighters. From the 1990s, Russia produced a total of 1,000 Su-27 and Su-30, export, covering more than 20 countries, including China, India, the Air Force power. Moreover, China has followed the Su-27′s aerodynamics, to develop their own J-11 fighter.
Some analysts said the Su-27 series aircraft have been serving 15 years in the Chinese Air Force, and the localization process is very fast, almost all from the body to change the radar again, but only the engine or the Russian goods. If Russia is really given to the world the Soviet Union -27/30 and AL-31 engine fighter quality inspection notice, the Chinese Air Force may face less favorable situation.
frequently due to security incidents adverse
However, reports also stressed that Russian Su-27 grounded, the impact of the Chinese Air Force should not be exaggerated This is primarily because the Su-27 fighter has a very mature technology, used in AL-31 engine, although not perfect, but still is a reliable power system. In the past, countries lack the Air Force due to engine design flaw led to the grounding of a large area, but this phenomenon does not appear in the AL-31, after all, it already has 20 years of experience.
view was also expressed that the Russian aircraft crash accidents, mainly due to their maintenance is not in place. Since last year, the Russian Air Force, almost all the main models fell again, from the Su-27 to IL-76 transport aircraft spared, but other countries did not use a similar model grounded, indicating that the Russian Air Force, its own logistics adverse security work, accidents are themselves to blame.
more importantly, the Russian fleet of mostly Soviet-era Su-27 manufacturing and service for an average of 20 years, the combat readiness of natural concern. In China’s Su-27 equipment, the import of Su-30 and AL-31 engine, producing relatively late, coupled with maintenance of adequate funding, and will not impact the accident by the Russian military. In addition, China has considerable technical autonomy, in particular, made the “Taihang” series engine has been installed into the service stage, instead of all of its Russian-made aircraft engines on a matter of time.
appreciate the extent of the Russian aviation industry?
analysis pointed out that Russian Su-27 fleet grounded once again exposed the Russian Air Force and the embarrassment of the Russian aviation industry. Recently, the Russian Air Force, deepen the reform of the internal sound great, the Air Force repeatedly stressed the need to equip Zelin fifth-generation fighter, but in sharp contrast, the Russian Air Force active duty aircraft of various types are lining up to wait for the “physical.”
worse, buying Russian-made fighters of Russian aviation industry is the country full of grievances. Last year, the Malaysian Air Force claimed that the high cost of maintenance, ready to phase out the existing fleet of Russian-made MiG fighters, Algeria simply to order return of dozens of MiG-29, Russian aviation companies have forced upon the country of these aircraft Air Force. As the Russian military expert Makiyenko said: “The Russian aviation industry become, even if successful maiden flight of the fifth-generation fighter, can not save the fate of its decline.”