"The J-16 has gone a whole generation from the Su-30" - Chinese press

The J-16 multipurpose fighter of the Chinese Air Force, which plays an important role in protecting the country's air borders, covers its western borders and serves on the Taiwan Strait. At the same time, according to the local edition of the Global Times, the J-16 is very significantly different from the Russian Su-4 generation 30+ fighter, on the basis of which it was created.

The publication illustrates its point of view with the opinion of instructor pilot Wang Sunxi from the Northern Command of the Chinese army, who gives very high marks to the J-16. In his opinion, this aircraft is devoid of flaws and can operate effectively in any weather. The Chinese fighter can be called a 3,5 generation aircraft in terms of controllability.

Wang Sunxi also believes that in terms of its characteristics, the J-16 is superior to all types of aircraft that the pilot has previously worked on, and its internal stuffing is different from the Su-30, although outwardly these fighters are quite similar.

The J-16 went from the Su-30 forward by a whole generation.

- says the PLA pilot, whose opinion is quoted by the Global Times.

In the Taiwan Strait, the Chinese armed forces conduct regular exercises, in which J-16 has been participating since September last year. In addition, these aircraft are deployed to defend China's western borders as part of the PLA's Western Command.
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  1. Anatoly Osipov Offline Anatoly Osipov
    Anatoly Osipov (osipov) 26 March 2021 14: 40
    Eh beautiful devils shoot
  2. Dmitry Romanov_3 (Dmitry Romanov) 26 March 2021 15: 15
    how can a copy be better than the original?
  3. Pound Offline Pound
    Pound (Alexander) 26 March 2021 22: 26
    Well, where is the comparison? Better because better, so what? They write all sorts of garbage, God forgive me.
  4. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 27 March 2021 00: 55
    At the same time, according to the local edition of the Global Times, the J-16 is very different from the Russian fighter. generations 4+
    Chinese fighter can be called an airplane generation 3,5.

    Either there are difficulties in translation, or the Chinese comrades are confidently going downhill.

    PS What's with the motors for this Chinese flashlight ??
  5. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 27 March 2021 11: 26
    Blessed are those who believe ... With tanks they tried to be bullied in Alabino. Let's remember how it ended. So it will be with the planes
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 29 March 2021 01: 43
      so this is not a copy.
  6. Dear sofa expert. 28 March 2021 00: 52
    The J-16 went from the Su-30 forward by a whole generation.

    - says the PLA pilot

    In fact, there is no problem with this pilot's claims.

    This Chinese "ace", soon and quite obviously, will have an excellent opportunity to show the advantage of his miracle plane, not only in words, but also in deeds. Well, even if not against "Su", but apparently only "F", but still ..

    Well, and the flag, as they say, in his hands.

    PS .. at the same time and let's see what they can do - "a whole generation".
  7. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 28 March 2021 13: 18
    In the tank biathlon, the rollers of Chinese tanks fall off; on aircraft engines, the Chinese cannot make normal blades for turbines, which is why the resource of their motors is far from even what it was in the late USSR.
  8. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 29 March 2021 01: 42
    As soon as the Chinese declare that their modifications of Russian aircraft are better than the original, the local turbopatriots turn on the "front" mode, and the Chinese immediately turn into "talkative braggart".

    But as soon as the Chinese begin to say that their planes are head and shoulders above the American ones, the local turbopatriots are rapidly becoming kinder, and now the "talkative boasters" are turning into loyal companions against the "striped hegemony."

    That's all you need to know about the "logic" of turbopatriots :)
  9. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 29 March 2021 07: 54
    Those. he is the fifth, well done! They will work on the J-7, and I won't be surprised if it turns into the 7th ...

    Grandfather at the doctor's appointment:
    - Doctor, more than 3 times a week with my wife does not work.
    - Grandfather, how old are you?
    - 85.
    - Grandfather, well this is excellent!
    - Yes? And my neighbor says that with his wife every day, and he is 95!
    - Well, so you say!
  10. Ivancarafuto Offline Ivancarafuto
    Ivancarafuto (Ivan) April 17 2021 11: 27
    Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. There, the Americans describe their planes (and not only) as a wunderwaffe, but in fact ...