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I have wondered about the same as well esp. the carrier borne version has extra weight due to the folding wings and re-enforced under carriage. The rationale is J11/16 are based on licensed versions of SU27/30 and China is not allowed to sell the copies.
J-15 on the other hand is based on an unfinished example of Su33 that was obtained Ukraine and thus not subject to same restrictions.
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Or this is precursor to something totally out of the left field done the line :p
A number of Air Forces operate the F18 from land. With PAF the strategy is that launched from land, tear up enemies underbelly, and recovered by PLAN carrier.

Mentioned by @Khafee earlier, yet anything out of the box, and people get confused.
 

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A number of Air Forces operate the F18 from land. With PAF the strategy is that launched from land, tear up enemies underbelly, and recovered by PLAN carrier.

Mentioned by @Khafee earlier, yet anything out of the box, and people get confused.
F/A - 18 variant designed for flight ops from land is nothing like the "vanilla" F/A-18 designed for carrier ops. So a modified J-15?
 

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A number of Air Forces operate the F18 from land. With PAF the strategy is that launched from land, tear up enemies underbelly, and recovered by PLAN carrier.

Mentioned by @Khafee earlier, yet anything out of the box, and people get confused.
Yes, my "left field" hint.
 

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F/A - 18 variant designed for flight ops from land is nothing like the "vanilla" F/A-18 designed for carrier ops.
These land operated F18's look like "vanilla" to you?
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A number of Air Forces operate the F18 from land. With PAF the strategy is that launched from land, tear up enemies underbelly, and recovered by PLAN carrier.

Mentioned by @Khafee earlier, yet anything out of the box, and people get confused.
@Mastankhan has been saying this for ages #RESPECT!
 

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ACs are for power projection, not defending Karachi from IN attacks. If we are going to get one, it can be for:

1. Protecting Chinese exports from Gawadar.
2. Protecting petroleum resources in the Arabian Sea.
3. Projecting power over the Middle East and India.

Pakistani J-15s operating out of Liaoning? Wow! But it does make sense.

J15 has potential to be employed in EW role, they have power full radars which can be augmented with jamming pods.
In any case, it will be interesting platform providing opportunity to experience Chinese powerplants.
 

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Hi,

The most important thing that I think I stated was regarding the Yemen crisis and lack of Pakistan's role in it.


You all are seeing the crisis that it will be leading to in the coming months and years---.

@Khafee,

Dangit---it has already started---.

Khafee---in any insurgency---the first 30 days are critical---. The first 6 months---crucial---the first one year---it means that those who are facing it are not taking the problem seriously and wish it would go away---.

Gen Raheel was a coward---he became the commander in chief because his wife a friend of Nawaz Shareef's wife---.
 
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