Russian media said that China-made F-15 carrier aircraft using WS-10A engine
Data Figure: China’s circulating on the network carrier aircraft F -15 test picture
According to the Russian ribbon Network on April 27 reported that China is actively developing and testing new types of fighter aircraft , media-related news more and more. Has clearly learned, developed by China to domestic “Shi Lang” aircraft is equipped with a platform for carrier-based F -15 fighter made use of WS-10A engine, an improved version of the Su-33 is actually imitation, may be roughly the same basic performance.
this spring, the Chinese government announced a new military strategy, announced its intention to adhere to a greater degree of military transparency principles. Came online in China new fighter demonstrator pictures and videos then increasing the intensity control news seems to be relaxed. Although not officially released the new military R & D project news, but China is trying through “the network intentionally or unintentionally leak” way to show off their achievements, the successful development of -20 F and a smooth maiden flight of the news perhaps a classic case. In the past, the Chinese do everything possible to conservative aspects of the new secret weapons development, both fighters, submarines, missile systems, or, rarely aware of the outside world. Now open and transparent implementation of military policy, the main purpose is to take pride in the people at hand to enhance and consolidate the unity of the situation, on the other hand so that other countries understand that China made rapid progress in military industry, fully capable of ensuring the country’s world power status, that China is not only able to learn, absorb, imitate other countries of advanced technology and design, but also the basic properties of self-developed products are not inferior to his country-made weapons and equipment.
clear that the April 26, some Chinese media’s new carrier-based fighter F-15 “flying sharks” of the picture a little “spy-style”, is hiding in the Shenyang Aircraft Factory Group 112 photographed people in the vicinity of. However, these images can appear on the web facts for itself, does not oppose the Chinese government made public, despite its shooting style that would not have any official relations with China. On April 25 -15 J Chinese military photos forum appear the day after the official Chinese media have to be reported. It is reported that F -15 has completed a series of factory tests, a test of the video has spread to the Internet. F -15 flew in August 31, 2009 to complete the current project details remain confidential. -15 F flight test is expected to continue for another few years even in 2015 only after the troops, even though its carrier “Shi Lang” aircraft carrier (formerly the “Kuznetsov” number) may begin flight testing this year and next year to service.
on F-15 There are two main sources now say: First, most Russian and Western experts believe that China in 2005 (or the 2001) from the Ukraine to be the former Soviet Union Soviet -33 fighter of a prototype T-10K-3, China-made carrier-based fighter prototype is the plane T-10K-3 imitation. From the photos point of view, using the folding wings -15 F (few years ago, China has not mastered the technology), to shorten the tail boom and enhanced landing gear; second, J -15 is the self-developed China-made products, although shape suspected Su-33, but F -15 F-11B is made on the basis of development, while the F-11B is the Su-27SK imitation. The difference is that with the Su-33, F -15 there have been many changes, first widely used radar absorbing coating, with stealth capabilities, the assembly made active phased array radar, while the level of full-motion front wing. From the above two statements in the inference can be drawn, that is -15 F, although not a complete imitation of the Su-33, at least based on the Su-33, with appropriate changes in the modified product.
presumably, install the Chinese-made F -15 WS-10A engine, afterburner after the maximum thrust of 132 kN, China’s fifth-generation fighter-bomber F -20 engine is its use improved version of WS-10G. For other technical details of the F-15 is temporarily not available. However, pictures from -15 F up inference, Su-33 fuselage with the same structure, the use of integrated delta wing, with the level of the front wing. Both aircraft’s basic tactical and technical performance may be roughly the same, while the Su-33 top speed of 2300 km, a range of nearly 3,000 km, with three lines of AL-31F engines, the maximum thrust of 122.6 kN, with a 30 mm cannon, linked with 12 points, can carry missiles, rocket control, free-fall bombs and cluster bombs, combat load weight up to 6.5 tons.
Interestingly, after China and Russia have been negotiating to purchase a number 50 Su-33 aircraft, and later China orders tax was reduced to 2 scale, Russia worry about technology leakage, suffered another Chinese imitation, then stop negotiations. In fact, China has been actively imitate the Soviet Union and the Russian Aviation equipment and technology, and often some imitation sell to foreign markets. China’s current production of the Air Force F-7, H-6, Yun-5, Yun-7, Y-8, respectively, Russia and Ukraine, MiG -19, MiG-21, Tu-16, An-2, An -24 , modified imitation of the An-12, J-11 series (F-11B, F-11C, F-11D) is the Su-27 series of imitations. China Forum on April 25 on news that China appears to trial in early April to short take-off and vertical landing F-18 “Red Eagle” fighter, on the same shape similar to the Su-33, while China is still developing in the remote F -17 fighter-bomber Su-34 is a variant of imitation goods.
fear of Russia is currently China’s aviation products have generic jet engine. In early July last year, President of Sukhoi and MiG Pogosyan exports to China have openly opposed the signing of the new RD-93 engine contract to worry about using these engines FC-1/JF-17 fighter on the market in countries such as Egypt and m the formation of cell -29 competition. However, after the Russian side still continues to supply aircraft engines to China, mainly Su-27, Su-30 with the AL-31F engines and J-10 uses the AL-31FN engine. Russia’s Rosoboronexport deputy general manager Mixieyefu explained that the reason to continue to supply these engines to China, because China used their fighter planes to Russia will not pose a serious challenge, because the Chinese aircraft, tactical and technical performance lags far behind Russian products. China imitation AL-31F and RD-93 engine has been ongoing for several years, but some technologies are not mastered, reliability and service life of imitation goods are not ideal.
Russian military products on intellectual property issues, in February this year the Russian Federal Military Technical Cooperation Bureau Dmitriev pointed out that in 2008 the judiciary between the two countries signed in the field of intellectual property protection, weapons and equipment special agreement still can not solve China’s unauthorized copying Soviet weapons, the reason is very complex. First, after World War II the Soviet Union provided China with some of the full range of weapons and equipment production line, what was not asked to sign documents to protect intellectual property rights, naturally can not now make a serious claim; Second, China’s military products are often copied the Soviet Union joined the their research, to conduct an appropriate improvements, the final product is actually developed by the Russian sample is not complete imitations, including China’s military industry to seriously participate in the results, as has been independently developed by China-made products. (Compiled: Shu-shan)