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  • China fighter designer compares J-15 to F/A-18 Hornet

    03/07/2013 12:08:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Flight International ^ | 03/06/2013 | Greg Waldron
    China fighter designer compares J-15 to F/A-18 Hornet The chief designer of the Shenyang J-15 fighter has compared the aircraft to the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet, and suggests that the developmental J-31 could one day serve aboard Chinese aircraft carriers. In an interview with Chinese state news agency Xinhua, Chinese aircraft designer Sun Cong said that the J-15 is "generally close to the US F/A-18, reaching world class standards". He adds that the J-15 could have a combat radius of over 1,000km (540nm) if powered by domestic engines. This comment could corroborate reports that the J-15s conducting flight tests aboard the...