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    Shenyang J-31 Stealth Fighter

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    Re: Shenyang J-31 Stealth Fighter

    Post  type055 on Tue May 05, 2015 9:46 am

    J31 is not actually called J31, Air force and navy still not decide to buy this fighter,coz we don't see the army emblem on this aircraft.
    J is for fighter in Chinese.  it's like american ATF XX now  .

    shenyang and chengdu compete the 4 gen fighter project in 1990s , as we now chengdu won (J20)

    shenyang lost the 3 gen fighter (J10) and 4 gen fighter project.

    they must keep the design team and have experice on 4 gen fighter design.  they decide to build a 4 gen fighter for export, and they have a little hope , when this fighter appear . PLA will want it for new AC.

    they use their own money to develop this project( not from defence budget)

    about the engine still no clue .

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    Re: Shenyang J-31 Stealth Fighter

    Post  Tyloe on Tue May 05, 2015 11:28 am

    If the J-31 and J-20 design actually were pitted in a competition and Shenyang lost the bid to produce a fifth generation fighter for the PLAAF than it kinda explains why development is slow compared Chengdu's J-20 program. It's appearance in the 2014 Zhuhai Airshow shows it's allowed for export and it will get a host of modifications as seen from the model. This is likely the main reasons why the J-31 program continues because it's planned to be an export jet fighter similar to the JF-17 or a technological demonstrator program.

    Very surprising that after all this time this aircraft is more secretive than the J-20. What's certain that it's is open for export and will very likely get some changes once more prototypes appear. Another theory is that the PLAAF does plan to introduce the J-31 but the J-20 is a higher priority since most of its technologies and systems have gone through various testings and major components, particularly the engine is known to be in development. Compared to the unknown engine for the J-31 it's likely why the program is taking much longer. If the PLAAF does plan to hold on to the J-31 than it's possibly an aircraft designed as a carrier wing for future PLAN CVs, which is much suited for the role compared to the J-20.

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    Re: Shenyang J-31 Stealth Fighter

    Post  type055 on Tue May 05, 2015 11:53 am

    Tyloe wrote:If the J-31 and J-20 design actually were pitted in a competition and Shenyang lost the bid to produce a fifth generation fighter for the PLAAF than it kinda explains why development is slow compared Chengdu's J-20 program. It's appearance in the 2014 Zhuhai Airshow shows it's allowed for export and it will get a host of modifications as seen from the model. This is likely the main reasons why the J-31 program continues because it's planned to be an export jet fighter similar to the JF-17 or a technological demonstrator program.

    Very surprising that after all this time this aircraft is more secretive than the J-20. What's certain that it's is open for export and will very likely get some changes once more prototypes appear. Another theory is that the PLAAF does plan to introduce the J-31 but the J-20 is a higher priority since most of its technologies and systems have gone through various testings and major components, particularly the engine is known to be in development. Compared to the unknown engine for the J-31 it's likely why the program is taking much longer. If the PLAAF does plan to hold on to the J-31 than it's possibly an aircraft designed as a carrier wing for future PLAN CVs, which is much suited for the role compared to the J-20.

    no different plan , Shenyang and Chengdu compete for the heavy 4gen program, here is a pic of that lossing candidate
    it's a three-surface configuration fighter. after Shenyang fail ,they begin to work on a new middle-sized fighter for export. And hope J31 could be on PLAN CVs one day. It develop slow coz they use their own money not from national defence budget. There is still no army emblem on 31001 (J31) , but you can find it on J20 prototype


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    Re: Shenyang J-31 Stealth Fighter

    Post  GarryB on Tue May 05, 2015 2:29 pm

    Quite an attractive looking aircraft actually... Smile


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    Re: Shenyang J-31 Stealth Fighter

    Post  max steel on Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:44 pm

    Images show possible J-31 fifth-generation fighter prototype





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    Re: Shenyang J-31 Stealth Fighter

    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:47 pm

    J-31 Weapons bay








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