J-15 'Flying Shark' LIAONING Carrier Arrest Ski Jump Fly Ops

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Unread post30 May 2018, 01:02

Its the first "reported" night-time carrier sorties...

Remember this?
https://www.chinasmack.com/concrete-air ... ding-wuhan

The above facility which conducts carrier training recently removed the ski-jump so its pretty much confirm (picture on CDF), the 3rd PLAN CV will be a CATOBAR.
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Unread post09 Jan 2019, 01:27

PLAN CV17 just came back from its 4th sea trial. The trial started with arrestor hooks installed and J-15/Z-18 onboard.

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The trial schedule has mirrored the CV16 ("Liaoning") timeline which took ~12 months to complete. J-15s were sighted in Mar 2012 onboard CV-16 after sea trials started in Aug 2011. CV-17 trials started in mid May 2018.
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