- Oct 3, 2016
You think you can leap ahead of a Chinese industry that can mass produce a full range of light, medium and heavy turbofans in both low and high bypass with just one medium engine?All of the WS engines have sub par performance. And there is no indication that WS13 or WS15 are even flightworthy. Looks like it will take the CCP at least a decade to get there. At that time if India and France have managed to pull off the 125kN engine, then yeah india will have an upper hand with a core tech based on the latest western platforms. I am pretty sure SAFRAN would not have offered a collab if they thought that India cannot make it happen. Let’s revisit in 2030 and 2035 and see whose strategy won out.
But I like your enthusiasm and naivete! So cool, let us check in on this every few years or so
The direct comparison is the WS-19 and this new Indian engine. The WS-15 will come first for the J-20 and the WS-13 for the J-35 (and FC-31 and J-31.) But I won't claim victory until the WS-19 flies on the J-35
We can update here or the Chinese engines thread! Better luck with this new engine than the Kaveri