Chinese Military Won't Accept 'Made In China' Fighters

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Chinese Military Won't Accept 'Made In China' Fighters

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China's Air Force has refused to accept 16 J-11B fighters manufactured by a domestic aircraft maker due to technical problems, the Kanwa Defense Review magazine said in its June issue, quoting a Western intelligence source in Beijing.

China is believed to have developed the new fighter based on technology from the Russian fighter Sukhoi Su-27, sparking speculation that the maker, Shenyang Aircraft Corp., may have failed to employ Russian technology accurately.

Shenyang Aircraft, based in Liaoning Province, manufactured 16 J-11B fighters in 2009.

"When the Air Force was checking them up for delivery, J-11B had abnormal vibration after taking off," the magazine quoted the source as saying. "As a result, the Air Force refused to accept the aircraft."

A Chinese military source said the J-11B was not chosen for exhibition at the National Day military parade in October last year due to doubts over technical feature of the fighter, according to the magazine.

http://www.manufacturing.net/article.aspx?id=257074
 

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That was to come out sooner or later. Copying, reverse engineering won't take China places. Got the money, but em' or still get ToT.
 

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this might be problem of reverse engineering without clear cut knowledge on avionics
 

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Its more likely that the private chinese manufacturer thought that using a thinner metal sheet won't make that big of a difference to the chinese reputation of designing cheap bad products!
 

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Just a ploy by PLAAF to attract a sale from Russia, so they could steal more design (of the latest avionics). The last time they managed to almost knock off Flanker and ended up with a Wanker (Shenyang J11) instead.
 

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hehe, the report was quoted from "Kanwa" .

Kanwa's reports on Chinese weapons are always late and unaccurate.

besides, Kanwa always "copy" the reports from CD
 

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Then export these J-11 to foreign customers, their are lot of customers are wanting this kind of planes,
the best way to market them is sell them on long term loan..............
 

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Then export these J-11 to foreign customers, their are lot of customers are wanting this kind of planes,
the best way to market them is sell them on long term loan..............
They can't export without a safe engine. We already seen those 16 J-11Bs sitting engine-less on the tarmac. Until we start seeing these coming out in numbers, we know WS-10A is a piece of junk.
 

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the news is quoted from Kanwa. the reporter is Pinkov.
Pinkov is mixing up different events, then using his imagination to create "News" again.

J-11B had problems with WS-10A and that was no secret. In 2008, the delivery of 20 or so J-11B from SAC to PLAAF was canceled, after one pre-delivery J-11B had single mid air engine failure, losing blades and half the turbine stages got ejected from the tail. At the same time, the 1st J-11BS twin seat J-11B prototype under testing also crashed due to engine fan blade failure of WS-10A. Photos of engine less J-11B awaiting fix of the WS-10A sitting on the aprons in Shenyang were available in 2009. You can find them here as well.

However, around Oct-Nov 2009, muiltiple articles showing that WS-10A fan blade problems had been fixed are released, and from Dec 2009 onwards, photos of WS-10A equipped J-11B in PLAAF units in pre-delivery flights and training flights over Shenyang and surrounding areas are also seen.

Typical Kanwa though: outdated "news" with half fetched "sources" as always
 

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