Saturday, September 15, 2012

Here is a high resolution photo of J-21/J31

Here is a high resolution photo of China's 601 Aircraft Design Institute/Shenyang Aircraft Corporation's new Fourth Generation Jet fighter (31001) that has been long rumored.

J-31, serial 001


7 comments:

cats2ndlife said...

Would someone explain to me what's going on in with the engines?

Coatepeque said...

RD93 is likely.

Craig Garrett said...

The engines have covers on them.

cats2ndlife said...

It also has pretty wide gaps between the nozzle and the fuselage. I wonder why.

Robert Demery said...

Thrust vectoring maybe?

eddieac said...

The separation increases engine performance due to a decrease in exhaust interference. Same thing can be seen on the F-14.

David112 said...

LOL, looks like China stole the design plans for the F-22 Raptor as the tail end looks eerily similar...