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. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/who-cares-about-stealth-fighters-plane-america-must-truly-fear-43332
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WHO CARES ABOUT STEALTH FIGHTERS: THIS IS THE PLANE AMERICA MUST TRULY FEAR
If Beijing wanted to, it could probably develop a carrier-based equivalent to the J-16D. The J-15 Flying Shark fighters on China’s two Type 001 carriers also share common heritage in the Flanker family of aircraft, and pursuing a similar upgrade of the two-seat J-15SD seems plausible. However, one limitation would be the lower payload that the J-15s can carry, due to the maximum takeoff weight limitations imposed by the Chinese carriers’ ski-jump-style decks. In any case, it is not even clear to what extent the J-16D will be adopted. READ MORE