J-15 Flying Shark and J-10S Vigorous Dragon


Last month the PLANAF (People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force) publicly displayed the J-15 Flying Shark and J-10S Vigorous Dragon at Xi’an in China’s northwest Shaanxi province. Here are some photos from that event.

The J-15:

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The J-10S:

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An interesting glance into China’s naval fighter force.

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4 responses to “J-15 Flying Shark and J-10S Vigorous Dragon

  1. I swear that’s an F-4 air intake on the J-10S…

  2. The J-15 reminds me of a Su-27 and the J-10s looks like an f-16

    • spill

      Yeah the J-15 is essentially a license built SU-33, itself a navalised version of the SU-27.
      While the J-10 bears a very close resemblance to the IAI Lavi.

    • AckAck

      The respective airframes of the J-15 and Su-33 are indeed very closely related, but the key technologies on the aircraft, such as the new radar, ECM systems, EW systems, cockpit, computer, MAWS, IRST, RAM, composites, and others, are wholly unique, which gives the J-15 a very different performance capability and thus making it an essentially brand new jet.

      The J-10 adopts a typical canard delta configuration which is adopted by many other jets.