According to the U.S. military site, recently, China has announced that it will sell to Pakistan “殲 10B (J10B)” a fighter-bomber.Fighter to be exported this time with 12 aircraft, the price is half of the F-16.Buyer of 殲 10’s only Pakistan for now.China network Japanese version (China net) was reported.
Earlier this year, Pakistan ordered 36 aircraft 殲 10A.I found ordering the final number will become 150 aircraft.New 殲 10B is equipped with electronic equipment that was modified, radar early warning system more advanced in particular, laser range finder, a positioning system.Nose cone of 殲 10B is similar to the F-16, functionality, is more reliable, but in addition to expensive phased array radar, was fitted with a large, clear head-up display by the pilot’s seat.That the performance of 殲 10B far exceeds the 殲-10A is clear.
According to some reports, that China has been working on the development of 殲 10 from more than 20 years ago.At that time, was the main purpose Sukhoi and MiG -27 -29 of Russia, is to develop a fighter that can compete with F-16 of the United States.Appearance is similar to F-16 of the United States, and weight about 19 tons also about the same, 殲 10 is equipped with only one engine also.You were using Russian-made engine to “AL-31FN” at first, but has developed its own engine to “WS-10A” over ’10.
殲 10’s very similar to F-16 It is no accident.Israel was sold to China technology fighter “Kufiru” It’s clear.And it leads to costly, since the fighters instead can get cheaply from the United States, Israel was interrupted “Kufiru” plan.Since the original design of the “Kufiru” is fused to the design philosophy of the F-16, both resemble It is no mystery.(Editors: Yonehara Yuko)