Interesting video features airshow comparison between F-35A and J-31

Interesting video features airshow comparison between F-35A and J-31

By Dario Leone
Jun 17 2019
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Giving the heavy smoke from exhausts heat signature is very high for the J-31 and could affect its stealthiness.

The video in this post features an interesting F-35A Lightning II Vs J-31 Gryfalcon “Airshow Comparison.”

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It’s fair to say that the U.S. F-35 is much more mature than the current version of the Chinese J-31. In fact as shown in the footage the  J-31 is still the test version 001.

Moreover giving the heavy smoke from exhausts heat signature is very high for the J-31 and could affect its stealthiness.

Interesting video features airshow comparison between F-35A and J-31
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The Shenyang J-31 (F-60) is a fifth-generation, multi-role, twin-engine stealth fighter aircraft being manufactured for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, an affiliate of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). It is the second stealth fighter that China has indigenously developed after the J-20.

The J-31 fighter jet is intended to provide advanced defence capabilities in close-air support, aerial bombing and air interdiction operations. According to Air Force Technology it can also perform suppression of enemy air defences and can be used as a carrier-based fighter on aircraft carriers. 

Interesting video features airshow comparison between F-35A and J-31

Noteworthy as we have previously reported an interesting rendering of 
an F-35 painted to simulate the Chinese J-31 stealth fighter appeared on 57th Wing Commander Facebook Page in January.

Last May the U.S. Air Force (USAF) decided to reactivate the 65th Aggressor Squadron (AS) to act as a fifth generation aggressor squadron at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) and move nine non-combat capable F-35A aircraft from Eglin AFB, Florida, to the unit.

We can assume that the J-31 camo will be the aggressor scheme worn by 65th AS Lightning IIs.

Photo credit: U.S. Air Force, 57th Wing Commander Facebook Page and 
wc via via Wikimedia Commons


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Dario Leone

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.
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