Suspected fourth batch of J15 unveiled, pure green fuselage stands out!

Suspected fourth batch of J15 unveiled, pure green fuselage stands out!
Fourth batch of J-15s unveiled, pure green fuselage stands out

Although the photos circulating on the internet this time are rather blurry, you can still see at a glance that this batch of J15 is significantly different from the three batches in that the fuselage is almost all green.

I’m sure you still have a strong impression of the all-yellow fuselage of the first batch of the first J15. Because the J15 was still in the training stage and did not formally integrate into the army, there was no official coating, and in order to prevent corrosion, a layer of epoxy zinc yellow primer was applied to the surface of the fighter.

In the second and third batches, because the J15 has been officially launched into the army, the two batches of J15 is painted with the famous Flying Shark.

The reason why the fuselage of the fourth batch of J15 is close to an all-green state, according to analysis, is because of the use of 3D printing technology and more composite materials, and the biggest advantage of composite materials is light weight.

Improved J-10 with composite materials

As a naval fighter, every gram of weight counts. Therefore, we can expect to see more composite materials used in subsequent versions of the J-15, which will reduce the weight of the fighter and give the J-15 more bomb and fuel capacity.

In addition, if the future J15 model is to support ejection takeoff, the front landing gear and the connection between the landing gear and the fuselage will have to be reinforced, and reinforcement means that weight has to be increased, and if weight is increased, weight has to be reduced in other parts of the aircraft, and using composite materials to reduce weight without destroying the structural strength is the best solution.

Because of the clarity of the photos on the internet, we can’t accurately judge whether this fourth batch of J15 has an airspeed tube or not.

But if there is no airspeed tube, it can be confirmed that this batch of J15 is indeed equipped with active phased array radar. Because the airspeed tube in front of the nose will interfere with the signal of the active phased array radar.

But since there are no clearer photos to show it, it can’t be actualized at the moment. But we can be sure that in the future J15 is definitely to install active phased array radar, because at present our J20 and J16 are installed with active phased array radar, which shows that our technology is mature.

The reason why the early batches of J15 are not equipped with advanced active phased array radar, the main reason is that the earliest batches of J15 still solve a problem. Its main goal is to give the shipboard pilots a training platform rather than combat. However, with the service of our aircraft carrier Shandong and the possible emergence of aircraft carrier 003 in the future, the subsequent batches of J15 will be improved more and more towards the goal of enhancing the combat capability, so as to bring into full play the maximum potential of J15 as a ship-carrier platform.