Japanese media said the Chinese J-15 with a range of less than U.S. missile strikes C602 F18
data for: Shen hangar in the new carrier-based fighter-made F -15.
According to Japan’s “diplomats” Web site on July 15 issued a document on the PLA Navy’s battle carrier aircraft F -15 performance is analyzed, that its more limited, in actual combat will be very fragile.
Japanese media said over the years, external observers doubt that the Chinese are ready to deploy carrier-based aircraft F -15; it is an improved version of the Russian Su-33, ready to equip the PLA Navy’s first aircraft carrier Kuznetsov . -15 F was confirmed in the occasion, some of the limitations of the aircraft and the details of the task is also to be disclosed. Obviously, the Su-33 F -15 there may have limitations, especially in the payload and combat radius. Thus, in war, “Kuznetsov” was the face of foreign naval forces may be very fragile.
Japanese media said, there are anonymous, said China’s aviation sectors, China has created three prototype F -15, and will start test flights this year. Finally, a planned service release will have all the features, including folding wings (which can increase the “Kuznetsov” was the number carried by carrier-based aircraft); “Kuznetsov” was the displacement of two-thirds of U.S. aircraft carrier .
“Kuznetsov” was not equipped with steam catapults, and the United States and France to take off aircraft carrier to use the device. The Chinese of the carrier to Russia as its sister ship “Admiral Kuznetsov”, as the aircraft lifted off the deck using the Ski Jump. Ski Jump catapult take-off as a complex, but can not deliver the same energy; This means that the aircraft sliding off the relatively light hop. British “Harrier” type fighters to hop off the sliding, the empty weight of only 7 tons; Su-33′s empty weight is 20 tons.
Japanese media said the Russian troops, the Su-33 is only used for short-range patrol, but also carry only a small number of air to air missiles. This is why the “Kuznetsov” has never been to the naval balance of power in Europe, a major cause of significant impact. Similarly, “Kuznetsov” was also more restricted; because of China’s F -15 prepared to carry C-602 anti-ship cruise missiles. Aviation official said, just bring one of the missiles, F-15 combat radius will be reduced to 250 miles. Unclear, in addition to C-602 missiles, F -15 is able to carry air to air missiles for self-preservation.
Japanese media said that if a large number of Chinese armed forces and efficient use of air refueling, the F-15 load limitations will be greatly alleviated. Even the F/A-18E/F such as the United States the use of catapult take-off aircraft, aircraft in useful load, and its combat radius of only 400 miles. However, aerial refueling can extend the combat radius of 1,000 miles. F/A-18 fighters often from the Indian Ocean off the carrier, to the Afghanistan mission.
If the “Kuznetsov” was used to perform sea control, clear waters and other tasks where the enemy; will find that, compared with the enemy’s naval forces, it exists disadvantages. C-602 range of 250 miles, so the Chinese aircraft carrier battle groups to fight against sea targets outside of 500 miles.
equipment “Harpoon” anti-ship missiles of the F-18 fighters, if you take off from a U.S. aircraft carrier, at least 600 miles outside of combat objectives. Taking into account the factors of air refueling, and the F-18 aircraft can carry two “Harpoon” anti-ship missiles (the missile less), the U.S. advantage to increase dramatically. Su-33 fighter aircraft Ski Jump is not the ideal carrier-based aircraft.
reported that a few years, China will be the only carrier using the Su-33 or its derivative models of state. Realizing MiG-29 Su-33 carrier aircraft with comparable performance, while the “Kuznetsov” aircraft to carry more of the fighters, the Russian decided to use the smaller of the MiG-29 replace the Su-33.
may use China’s future aircraft carrier catapult. In fact, once the People’s Liberation Army Navy F -15 discover the limitations in use, in the “Kuznetsov” was used after the aircraft carrier catapult will increase. (Sri Lanka years)