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AVIC from China unveils a new fighter model at Beijing Aviation Exhibition.

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World Air Force News - China
 
 
AVIC from China unveils a new fighter model at Beijing Aviation Exhibition.
 
An advanced fighter concept (AFC) model launched by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) made its debut at the 15th Beijing Aviation Exhibition unveiled yesterday at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. This model higly resemble the project often named J-31 attributed to the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation.
     
An advanced fighter concept (AFC) model launched by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) made its debut at the 15th Beijing Aviation Exhibition unveiled yesterday at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. This model higly resemble the project often named J-31 attributed to the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation.
China’s advanced fighter concept (AFC). (Photo by Yang Tiehu/People.com.cn)
     

In the series of fighters developed by AVIC, the AFC model, which made its debut at the Beijing Aviation Exhibition, is a multi-purpose advanced fighter designed to meet the demand of this kind of fighter in the future international arms trading, according to sources. Indeed this version seems to be oriented like the JF-17 Thunder for export market

The fighter adopts the design of single seat, double engines, twin vertical tails and normal layout with such features as high stealth performance, low cost, large bomb load, large combat radius and perfect integration of systems.

In terms of marketing assessmsent and according to China classification, the advanced fighter is superior to the 3.5-generation fighter and the modified third-generation fighter, basically equivalent to the typical fourth-generation fighters. In western classification this plane is considered as a fifth generation fighter aircraft.