China’s Catapult Launched J-15 for Aircraft Carrier with Catapult


Prototype of catapult-launched j-15. Mil.news.sina.com.cn photo

Prototype of catapult-launched j-15. Mil.news.sina.com.cn photo

The device, strengthened landing gear of the prototype. mil.news.sina.com.cn photo

The takeoff device and strengthened landing gear of the prototype. mil.news.sina.com.cn photo

The above are photos of a new prototype of China’s J-15 carrier-based fighter jet. Taiwan’s major media chinatimes.com believes that it is the prototype of catapult-launched carrier-based J-15 fighter jet as the landing gear is strengthened for catapult assisted takeoff.

Source: huanqiu.com “Taiwan media: Disclosure of Mainland’s catapult-launched J-15, but perhaps not for China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


2 Comments on “China’s Catapult Launched J-15 for Aircraft Carrier with Catapult”

  1. advantec333 says:

    China’s catapults are the most advanced in the world already, EMALS.

    On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 4:26 PM, Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements wrote:

    > chankaiyee2 posted: ” The above are photos of a new prototype of China’s > J-15 carrier-based fighter jet. Taiwan’s major media chinatimes.com > believes that it is the prototype of catapult-launched carrier-based J-15 > fighter jet as the landing gear is strengthened for ca” >

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    • Steve says:

      True, in fact China perfected the catapult system quite awhile back, at least over 12 months ago. It would be interesting when China proceed to construct a second homegrown aircraft carrier which would be much larger.

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