Shenyang J-15

ICAO aircraft code J15
Manufacturer Shenyang
Country China
New price USD 61 million (2017)

The Shenyang J-15 (Chinese: 歼-15), NATO reporting name: Flanker-X2, also known as Flying Shark (Chinese: 飞鲨; pinyin: Fēishā), is a Chinese all-weather, twinjet, carrier-based 4th-generation multirole fighter aircraft developed by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) and the 601 Institute, specifically for the People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) to serve on People’s Liberation Army Navy’s aircraft carriers.
An unfinished prototype Su-33, the T-10K-3, was acquired by SAC from Ukraine in 2001 and was said to have been studied extensively and reverse-engineered, with development on the J-15 beginning immediately afterward.

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General

ICAO aircraft code
J15
Manufacturer
Shenyang
Manufactured
2009 - Present
Country
China
New purchase price
USD 61 million (2017)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Shenyang Aircraft Corporation / MIL-STD-1553B
Engine:
2x Shenyang WS-10
Turbofan
Power:
30,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
1301 Kts
2,409 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
130 Kts
Travel range:
1,900 Nm
3,519 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
66,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
64000 feet / minute
325.12meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
33,000 Kg
72,752 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
24,000 Kg
52,910 lbs
Max Payload:
15,000 Kg
33,069 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
3,700 gallon
14,006 liter

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About the Shenyang J-15

The Shenyang J-15 (Chinese: 歼-15), NATO reporting name: Flanker-X2, also known as Flying Shark (Chinese: 飞鲨; pinyin: Fēishā), is a Chinese all-weather, twinjet, carrier-based 4th-generation multirole fighter aircraft developed by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) and the 601 Institute, specifically for the People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) to serve on People’s Liberation Army Navy’s aircraft carriers.

An unfinished prototype Su-33, the T-10K-3, was acquired by SAC from Ukraine in 2001 and was said to have been studied extensively and reverse-engineered, with development on the J-15 beginning immediately afterward. While the J-15 appears to be structurally based on the prototype of Su-33, the fighter features indigenous Chinese technologies as well as avionics from the Shenyang J-11B program. In February 2018, discussions about replacing the aircraft appeared in several Chinese media outlets including Xinhua and China’s main military newspaper, discussing that it belongs to the 4th- or 4.5-generation fighters. Thus, the J-15 is viewed as an interim carrier-based fighter until a 5th-generation successor enters service, one that may be based on the Chengdu J-20 or Shenyang FC-31.

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