Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Photo: Shenyang J-15, China's carrier fighter

Photo: Shenyang J-15, China's carrier fighter: "J-15.jpg

Trolling through the China Military Aviation site this
morning I came across a recent photo of the the Shenyang J-15. The aircraft is a
copy of the old Soviet Su-33 destined
for use on China's aircraft carrier - formerly Russia's Varyag, apparently
re-named the Shi Lang (after a 17th century admiral who conquered

As with the Su-33, the Chinese aircaft has folding wings and
a clipped tailcone to better fit aboard ship. A tailhook is also clearly visible.


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