Chinese deck fighter J-15 seems ready for production. One of them was recently seen at the time of the contact and landing on the new incarnation aircraft carrier Liaoning. Several J-15 were seen at air bases painted as combat aircraft of the Navy, and not as experienced aircraft. At present for the tests produced about 20 aircraft J-15.
Almost during the last decade, China has been developing carrier-based fighter J-15, which is a carrier-based version of the Russian Su-27. In the Russian Federation has its own version of the deck of the aircraft, which received the title of the Su-33. At the time, our native land refused to sell Su-33 China, when it became clear that China is producing illegal copies of the Su-27 (also known as J-11) and did not want to book Sou-33 in huge quantities, and only two aircraft for their "evaluation." Eventually, in 2001, the year China received the Su-33 from Ukraine, unasledovshey certain number of these aircraft in the decay of Russian Union in 1991 to the year.
The development of the first prototypes J-15 It took about 2-years old, and two years back this plane made its own first flight. Our home was not in the ecstasy of such developments. Russian aviation experts openly ridiculed the J-15, calling into oscillation ability of Chinese engineers to repeat the main features of the Su-33. It remains to be seen, because the Chinese people in the past have screwed up in copying Russian military technology. But the Chinese have a wealth of experience in the theft of foreign technology, so that the J-15 would be entirely possible at least no worse than the Su-33. Meanwhile, our own homeland did not use Sou-33 in favor of a cheap MiG-29K (which is also used by India).
33-ton Su-33 is more than 21-ton MiG-29K. Both of these aircraft are designed for use with the 65000-ton aircraft carrier deck type Kuznetsov Russian Union built in the 1980s. At the end of the war in the cool 1991 year, Kuznetsov was only near the end. Second ship of this class, the Varyag, was sold in China and was rebuilt in Liaoning. Ship smallest Gorshkov was rebuilt and sold to India (which holds that the smallest MiG-29K is more suitable for the aircraft carrier).