Friday, January 25, 2013

Clearer, better photo of Shenyang J-15 with shark artwork

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Remember the earlier post from October 2012 about Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark (歼-15 "飞鲨") serialled 554 carrying shark artwork on the vertical tail? Well here's a much clearer and better photo of it, courtesy of Weibo user @hdzhou117. Also worth noting is that this aircraft is powered by the Chinese Shenyang Liming WS-10 turbofan engine, in contrast with earlier (and some later) J-15s, which are powered by the Russian Saturn AL-31.

Note that the shark artwork is repeated on the front fuselage just after the serial number, and the aircraft lacks the photo calibration markings seen previously. It's unclear when this photo was taken.

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