posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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.