Shenyang J-31 Chinese Stealth Fighter
The Shenyang J-31 is a fifth Generation Multi-Purpose light Fighter.
It is a twin-engine, mid-size chines Aircraft.
On 31 October 2012, prototype No. 31001 conducted the model’s maiden flight.
The J-31 was publicly unveiled on November 12, 2014, at Zhuhai Airshow.
The J-31 use of twin-wheel nose landing gear led to speculations that the J-31 may have been intended to be a carrier-based fighter
. Like the F-35, the J-31 has two internal weapons bays that can each carry two medium-range missiles
Along with two heavy hard points and one light hard point on each wing, but while it seems to have added an additional light hard point to each wing over the capacity of the F-35
It seems to lack the capacity of the F-35 to mount a centerline gunnery or jamming pod.
The first two prototype of J-31 used RD-93s engines.
China is working on new engine for J-31 an improved variant named WS-13E with 100KN of thrust for use on the J-31.
The J-31 can carry 8000 kg of payload, with four munitions totaling 2000 kg internally, and 6000 kg carried on six external hardpoints
primary armaments include the PL-10 short-range missile and SD-10A medium-range air-to-air missile.
It has a combat radius of 648 nmi and a maximum take-off weight of 25,000 kg
The J-31 is speculated to use stealth coatings instead of “baked in” fiber-mat stealth. AVIC claimed the aircraft to be stealthy against L-band and Ku-band radars and would be low-observable against a number of multi-spectrum sensors.
Length: 17.3 m ; Wingspan: 11.5 m ; Height: 4.8 m ;Wing area: 40 m2
Max takeoff weight: 28,000 kg
Maximum speed: 2,200 km/h
Maximum speed: Mach 1.8
Combat range: 1,250 km on internal fuel or 2,000 kilo meters (1,200 mi) with external tanks