By Henry Williams.
J-15 taking off from the Liaoning
China’s new “next-gen” fighter, the J-15, has been reported to have a range of 3,000km.
The jet, which landed successfully on China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, just a few days ago, would be within striking distance of the whole of Japan from the mainland. From a carrier, its strike-capability would become extend dramatically.
Xinhua says the jet has capabilities similar to that of the US F-18 jet. Hopefully it’s slightly better than the F-18 – one of which crashed on a neighbourhood in Virgina Beach in dramatic fashion, ending up as a “flaming heap of jet wreckage”.
The successful landing of the jet on the carrier has inspired a series of hilarious “走你style” – aircraft carrier style – gifs, one of which is particular impressive.
Dancing aircraft style
[via: The Times of India]