Legacy Hornet vs Su-30MKM

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Unread post23 Nov 2020, 04:04

mixelflick wrote:
J-31 nearing production? Did I miss something??

The last I knew of the J-31 it sounded like the outer mold line was still in flux, and if anything China was downplaying its role (at least in Chinese service). OTOH, the Chinese are usually farther along than western intelligence estimates. Still, without enough engine its going to be very, very limited. If this thing really was hitting on all cylinders, I think we'd see all work on the J-15 Flying Shark grind to a halt, recognizing that the J-31 likely has the airframe with the most potential to be navalised...


From everything I've heard or seen the J-31 is progressing right along. Plus, without it PLAAF and PLAN would be in a dire position.
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