China’s new J-16 fighter jets appear to have been commissioned into the PLA air force

J-16 Fighter

J-16 Fighter

The following is based on a translation from a report in Chinese media: published photos of China’s J-16 fighter jets, raising speculation that it has begun series production and has been commissioned in the PLA air force.

Some photos show the fighter jet in PLA air force coating, which indicates it has been commissioned.

However, some photos show a J-16 number 1612 in yellow testing coating, used prior to commissioning.

The aircraft has a speed reduction board on its back, which the Su-30 does not have.

The Shenyang J-16 is a multi-role fighter/bomber variant based on the J-11BS with longer range and upgraded avionics, a concept similar to F-15E Strike Eagle.

According to western media reports, China developed the Shenyang J-16 fighter based on the Shenyang J-11 airframe, which was copied from the Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKK that was sold to China in 2000.

Contributed by Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements

 J-16 Fighter

J-16 Fighter

J-16 Fighter

J-16 Fighter

Source: “Disclosure of photos of PLA J-16, which seems to have delivered to Chinese air force judging by its coating” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


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