Translated from the Headlines （Toutiao 头条新闻）
Author: From then on, Xiao Lang is a passerby （从此萧郎是路人甲）
Today (29th) around 11 o’clock in the morning, China’s first stealth carrier-based fighter J-35, which has been called by countless military fans, made its first flight. This also means that after the United States, China has become the world’s second stealth ship to develop. Countries that carry fighter jets.
It should be noted that although the first prototype of the J-35 has a green primer, it is not directly related to the proportion of composite materials used.
Although there is no official high-definition big picture, it can be seen from the nano-map released by Lao Tie that the first prototype of the J-35 has obvious carrier-based aircraft characteristics, such as the ejection tow bar on the nose gear and the folding on the wings. For the device, the blocking hook is currently not visible due to the angle. Moreover, this J-35 prototype is obviously developed from the Falcon Eagle 2.0.
The F-35 was developed from the Falcon Eagle, but it is not as simple as the “falcon eagle on board”. Even though the same angle comparison of the nano-map, it can be found that the F-35 has many improvements compared to the Falcon 2.0, such as the obvious body. Thickening increases the carrying capacity of fuel and built-in ammunition, the area of the main wing is increased to improve the ability to take-off and land, and the flat tail appears to be enlarged. It is estimated that the J-35 is fuller than the Falcon Eagle 2.0, and the maximum take-off weight has reached about 30 tons. Moreover, the first prototype has already installed an optoelectronic system under the nose, which means that after Falcon’s verification, the completion of the first prototype of the J-35 is quite high.
The evolution from Falcon 2.0 to F35 is very similar to that of F35C. In order to become a qualified carrier-based aircraft, F35C has also gained weight from Xiaotiantian like F35A to Mrs. Cow like F35C. Under the same objective laws and equipment development conditions, this similarity is actually the same thing by different paths — even if we ridicule the F35 as “Ferty Power”, when we need to develop such equipment, what we should do.
What is interesting is that although the F35 is aligned with the F35C, it does have the charm of F35B in appearance, especially the cockpit. You can compare it in detail. The F35B cockpit canopy is a bit shorter than the A and C types in order to close the lift fan behind, and the cockpit is bloated and thick at the rear. The J-35 is a carrier-based aircraft that ejects and blocks the ship. Of course, it does not have a lift fan behind the cockpit. The reason for this should be to increase the space inside the aircraft to accommodate more fuel or onboard equipment.
Of course, it is difficult to see more details in the currently exposed nanoamps, such as the side magazines that military fans are looking forward to (it shouldn’t be) and whether there are built-in cannons (not expected), as well as the size and depth of the main magazine in the belly. Despite the advancement of the test flight and the discovery of more details, the J-35 will bring us more surprises.
After the first flight of the J-35, as usual, many military fans compare it and the F35C. There is no way. From every aspect, the two are too similar. As for the question of which is stronger and weaker between F35 and F35C, the author thinks that both have their own strengths and weaknesses. However, based on the current level of China’s aviation industry, it is unrealistic and unnecessary to force the F35C over the F35C. At the very least, the difference between the two WS13Es used in the first flight and the F135 used in the F35 is indescribable.
Recently, the good news for military fans is not limited to this one. The F-35 flew for the first time in the north, and there is also a two-seater F-20 that is unique in the world in the south. The F-20B is a bold attempt by our country on how to conduct future air combat, and it may lead to profound changes in future air combat.