China overtook Russia and the United States combined in the number of heavy fighters

Tomorrow, the largest aerospace forum starts in Zhuhai, China. Among the many exhibits, the attention of specialists was attracted by the presence at the exhibition of the J-16 Shenyang heavy fighter with tail number 1105. These aircraft have been in service with the National Liberation Army of China (PLA) since 2014. The tail number indicates that the exhibition copy belongs to the 11th batch of J-16. Military Watch Magazine writes about this.

The volume of production of each batch of fighters is from 24 to 30 units. Thus, the PLA already has up to 300 J-16 aircraft in service. This makes the Shenyang the most massive heavy fighter in service in a single country, and the production rate of these aircraft is twice that of Russian Su-30SM counterparts. An air fleet of 16 J-300s already ready means that China has almost as many heavy fighters in service as Russia and the United States combined (in addition to 16 J-73s, the Chinese Air Force has 30 Su-24MKKs, 35 Su-225s, 11 J-120, as well as about 20 J-750 units - a total of almost 700 modern heavy combat aircraft, as well as about XNUMX light ones).

This gives China air superiority from the South China Sea to the Taiwan Strait. At the same time, J-16s are more combat-ready than most fighters deployed by potential opponents of the Celestial Empire in the Asia-Pacific region.

writes MW.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 7 November 2022 13: 43
    Something the MVM has beguiled, it is necessary to add the fighters of the Russian Federation to the fighters of the PRC. When an ally gains strength, we can only rejoice. The sky is thickening over the Pacific Ocean, of course, it’s better to avoid a storm, but the enemies think differently, that’s all the fuss with new different military alliances, and everything is against the Russian Federation and China ...
  2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 7 November 2022 14: 43
    One can only rejoice for our Chinese friends, but we also need to speed up and increase the production of military aircraft throughout the entire range, from fighters to transport aircraft and bombers, the environment clearly requires this.
    1. Avarron Offline Avarron
      Avarron (Sergei) 20 November 2022 09: 04
      We need to increase the output of Russian people in the first place. For such a huge country, the population is simply miserable.
  3. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 7 November 2022 21: 08
    Now is the time for the number of weapons to grow into the quality of victories, otherwise it will be like with the USSR, which produced mountains of weapons and "choked under their weight."
  4. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 8 November 2022 16: 37
    And what is the use of a large number of weapons if they are not used? We have 4 full-fledged fleets, plus the Caspian, but we act like we are bare-assed and have nothing. At the same time, there is the UK which has nothing but destroys our systems and supplies weapons like they have everything.

    The number of weapons doesn't matter. If the leader of your country is indecisive, everything is useless.