"The highlight of the" salon owners was a new fighter J-31. This project, as usually happens with the recent Chinese military equipment to nedavneshnego time was virtually unknown. About a year ago there were reports of the existence of a layout assembled for one show. A couple of weeks back in the public domain have the photos of the finished aircraft J-31, which has a great resemblance to the layout. During the discussions of the new fighter than once voiced version of the hoax from the Chinese side. Now the developer of the aircraft, AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China — Chinese aircraft manufacturer), has officially confirmed the existence of the finished layout and introduced a more detailed layout. On the J-31 fighter, which the Chinese refer to the fifth generation, is not mentioned very much, but even in such a "silent mode", he lured a lot of attention visitors.
2nd Chinese project fighter fifth generation — Chengdu J-20 — the exhibition has not been submitted. Guests not only failed to see the nearby layout of the fighter, but did not get any information about him. There was not even the most conventional marketing brochures. According to reports, officials from the Chinese companies did not Comment out the lack of promising military machine. Similarly, do not hit on another new exhibition space fighter China's development. In recent years, there were many discussions about the deep modernization of the fighter Shenyang J-11 under the title of J-11B. It has been reported, the plane will get airborne equipment, made with extensive use of Chinese devices that will lead to a significant increase in flight and combat characteristics. But so far there is no clear and precise information on the applets. At the last exhibition Airshow China 2012 the situation is not clear.
Specific compensation for the lack of the promised long ago became the new fighter combat helicopter WZ-10. This rotary-wing aircraft designed to attack technology and manpower, why has the ability to implement guided and unguided weapons. In addition, the helicopter is armed with an automatic gun. Argues that flight and combat characteristics of the helicopter WZ-10 is not inferior characteristics zabugornyh cars in the same class, such as the South American AH-64D Apache Longbow. But the comparison with South American attack helicopters while difficult because of incomplete avionics Chinese cars. The fact that the WZ-10 has already gone to the army, and the radar for it is not yet ready. Because those two helicopters, which were presented at the Salon Airshow China , 2012, did not have any signs of radar equipment. Because of this, the representatives of China's aviation industry had to "crowd" to other reasons, for example, for service. Thus, the anti-tank missile HJ-10, as the Chinese say, is not inferior to the American AGM-114 Hellfire. For obvious reasons, it is not clear how these words correspond to reality.
Other exhibits Chinese part of the exhibition is a layout designed to showcase new projects. The biggest of these models has been reproduced nose of the seaplane Jiaolong-600. This four-engine turboprop aircraft with the ability to take off and land both on land and in the water has to make its own first flight in 2014. At the current time end design work for the project and will soon begin construction of the first prototype. If Jialong-600 will be launched into mass creation, it will be the largest aircraft flying boat in the middle of this class ever built a large series.
At present, the Chinese aircraft manufacturers are hard at work on the theme of light aviation. The fact is that in recent years, China must change flight rules for small aircraft, and this should lead to a significant increase in a relevant sector of the market. Regardless of the configuration, only that it is planned in the legislation, small aircraft are interested domestic investors. Chinese analysts have estimated that a suitable scenario for the coming 12-15 years, China's light-engine aircraft will be able to capture up to 20% of the world market.
Chinese aircraft manufacturers are not forgotten and show promising projects that attract the attention of his own courage. AVIC on billboards and other companies have seen three unique layout of aircraft assembly. Projects under the names of Avant-Courier I, Bateleur and the Platypus, as seen in the form of models, suggest the creation of machines belonging to the class of "rotorcraft". Unfortunately, all the available information about the new Chinese projects are limited to only a few sentences of general disposition. Yet, based on the history of rotary wing, you can get a rough idea objectives pursued. The main objective of these machines has always been to achieve high speed flight. Current status and technical details of the project were not announced, as news of the event vsepolnotsennyh prototypes may seem, and most recently, and after a couple of years.
In general, the Chinese exhibition at the Airshow China 2012 makes specific memory tests show themselves. Naturally, in a number of industries China still can not compete with the leading countries of the world, but this is intense. Unfortunately for many visitors to the cabin, the company did not provide Chengdu fighter J-20. By itself, this fact was the basis for the different reflections. Admittedly, there is some progress compared with the previous Show Airshow China. So all there is reason to believe that a subsequent exhibition in 2014 will show the new Chinese aircraft manufacturers are even more notable projects also expose the technique that this year has been exclusively in the form of models.
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