Photos Prove China’s J-11 Uses Homegrown Taihang Engines

The engines on J-11 must be China's homegrown Taihang engines. Photo:

The engines on J-11 must be China’s homegrown Taihang engines. Photo:

The above photo shows China’s homegrown Taihang engines installed in a J-11 as the convergence sheets of the engines are shorter.

The above two photos compare AL-31 (the upper one) with Taihang (the lower one) to show that the convergent sheets in Chinese Taihang engine are shorter than those in Russian AL-31.

Source: “Is this J-11 installed with Taihang engines?” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


5 Comments on “Photos Prove China’s J-11 Uses Homegrown Taihang Engines”

  1. Combo Jaxx says:

    Only some parts of these engines are manufactured domestically. I heard China still purchases the difficult-to-manufacture engine blades, which are made of complex alloys from NiMo & TiAl, from Russia and assembles them in China


    • Joseph says:

      Yes, we often hear lots funny stuff from spooked Western media these days. Even American own president Trump wages war on fake news. Indeed there should be any evidence of reference on writing news these days. Back in my uni days, we need to include source reference in writing thesis and other academic papers to avoid talking nonsense. It is a good idea to include evidence of so called purchase from this NiMo TiAl company. An invoice, perhaps or a photo evidence, at least. NiMo TiAl is an unusual name for a Russian company, for it is short of Nickel Molybdenum Titanium Alluminium, a light weight alloy used in the jet engines. Does it mean the American and European buy NiMo TiAl for their jet engines from Russia too. The Chinese have been reported to substitute their NiMo TiAl with the newly developed lighter and stronger alloy for their WS-15.


  2. Foxhound says:

    Thx very good news. It means that at least the J-11 D is completely indigenous chinese aircraft. The great challenges for China are the WS-15, and the WS-13. I will be curious to see where they are now.