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Shenyang Completed Another "J-31" Prototype

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posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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It appears that Shenyang has produced another "J-31" prototype. There are some differences. I'll leave it to the members to highlight them. Many people here are better at that than I. I will state it looks like the inlets look different again.

It should be noted that the Chinese are officially calling this an R&D effort rather than, as we Americans would call it, a program of record. As such, the J-31 designation is unofficial. In a way, I'm pleased by that, for the sole stupid reason that at least the Chinese haven't thrown the whole designation thing out the window unlike the US and Russians.

It also means the Chinese will not be buying the aircraft in numbers any time soon.

china-defense.blogspot.com...




posted on Mar, 5 2018 @ 06:12 AM
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Nothing new, old pictures and the middle picture is very old of the old version with the larger vert stabs and 2-peice canopy.
edit on 5-3-2018 by E92M3 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 5 2018 @ 07:20 AM
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Don't you hate those knock offs.

Looks like a slimmed down F-35. I wonder why they decided to go with 2 engines.




posted on Mar, 5 2018 @ 07:26 AM
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Cause the don't have a single engine in that thrust rage that's reliable!! I could be wroung...also it could be the same reason cdn live twin engine because if the size if there lady mass !!



posted on Mar, 5 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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I wonder why they decided to go with 2 engines.


Simply? Redundancy. In case one engine fails.



posted on Mar, 5 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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It does look like a slimmed F35 but how do the Chinese get to this stage so quick? There must be some kind of spying going on or someone selling tech to them, it's too similar. You'd think there was a way of sueing the Chinese for blatant copy catting



posted on Mar, 5 2018 @ 10:50 AM
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Looks bigger than the F35 to me.
It also looks like equal parts F22 and F35.
Maybe they thought they’d be
“original “ by blending both?
The Chinese don’t make many as far as production
and who really knows how many are truly ready for flight much less
combat ?



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