Han said China will use the F and the development of carrier-based tanker -15 (Figure)
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Canada, “Chinese Defense Review” magazine August issue (early publication) reported that the original question: Clone F -15 The next step after the carrier aircraft F -15 prototype completed after cloning, for the whole of China’s aircraft carrier program, the only just the beginning. Leaving aside the issue of early warning aircraft carrier, carrier-based tanker must be developed, carrier-based trainer, otherwise the only carrier-based fighter, still can not form a system of carrier-based combat aircraft team.
the collapse of the Soviet Union, in fact, the Russian aircraft carriers plan is not complete. For example, large-scale early warning aircraft carrier, Jacques, two Antonov Design Bureau’s programs are only built a prototype only. Does not even begin flight-testing.
carrier-based tanker is essential and trainer. No carrier-based tanker, how to make the fighter voyage? Unlike the land is not only the significance of carrier-based tanker to meet the range increases, once the aircraft carrier itself was sunk, or landing device being an accident, carrier-based fighters must rely on aerial refueling to extend endurance. Russia in the early training of carrier-based tanker prototype in the T10-K1 and a number of Su-27UB to 02-10 on, both are equipped with air refueling and docking device, the latter part of the Su-33 aerial refueling expect at least a Su-33 aerial refueling to carry their own tubes, large fuel tank to the other Su-33 fighter refueling.
Therefore, the future development of F -15 may also follow the practice of the Su-33 tanker, carrying a large fuel tank using their own way.
The carrier-based trainer, Russia (former Soviet Union) the total development of two, is a natural improvement in the Su-33 from the side by side on the basis of two-seat Su-27KUB, thanks to a tie two-seater, so the whole aircraft design changes of the large, almost equal to the redesign of the Su-33, wing area increased significantly. Chinese designers are less likely to design their own cloned version of the Su-27KUB’s. However, from the Kelong Su-27UBK (J-11BS) moves to judge, and perhaps have the ability to Shenyang Aircraft Corporation to design a new tandem two-seat F-15B.
In addition, the trainer and the Air Force trainer aircraft on the same concept is in direct to the Su-33, F -15 two-seater coach before the implementation, but also an advanced trainer for landing training. To this end, the Soviet Union developed the Su-25UTG carrier-based trainer. According to Ukraine’s arms exports to the United Nations memorandum, 2007, Sacchi Ukraine Ukraine to a training base stranded Su-25UTG exports to China, China’s intentions can be seen that reference Su-25UTG experience design their own carrier-based trainer.
have a saying, JL-9 trainer may be modified on the ship, or even the JL-9 on the graph ship imagination. If the JL-9 on the ship assumed true, it really has a larger Chinese characteristics. The trainer is basically a single will not be selected for on the ship. This is the original Su-25 selection on the main ship.
more pictures revealed more details of -15 F, in addition to enhanced type of rear-wheel landing gear, nose landing gear wheel Enhanced, shortening of the caudal and exactly the same as the original Su-33 , the folded wing, the position is exactly the same optical radar, optical radar may be produced in China.
In addition, the telescopic aerial refueling system cloning is unexpected, the new F -15 photograph clearly shows that with this system. Technically, the telescopic aerial refueling tube than the F-10 fighter jet fuel used on fixed pipe to be complex.
Another issue of concern is the level of tail folding by very careful control, this issue does not seem to find F -15 level using folding tail. This means that the space occupied by F -15 -33 position greater than the Soviet Union.
Another theory is that in the three F -15 test machine, not all with folding wings, and do not have at least one folding wings, this may be due to testing purposes different. Is true, still need to wait for more evidence. Soviet-era T-10K testing machine is not all use the folding wings, T10-K1 not use the folding wings, it is mainly used to slide down jump test.
Japanese ships weapons designers more Tianzhi Yan said: Even if the clone, looks exactly like, but the performance of the material may be completely different, and time will be very slow, because of the need while cloning, while technical analysis and research, and The same need for technical development.
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