At Least 3 Batches of World Most Powerful WS-15 Engine Delivered


news.discuss.com.hk website’s report “[China’s J-20 fighter jet’] functions of WS-15 engine stronger than foreign ‘water-injected’ ones”

Not long ago a piece of news disclosed by official source excites lots of military fans.

A third batch of China’s WS-15 turbofans has been delivered with performance much better than US F-135 engine. The report claims that WS-15 is absolutely the most powerful in the world.

The news that a third batch of WS-15 has been delivered is based on the following award list.

The third item in the list reads “design and research of the structure of the base of the air inlet of batch 03 of XX-15 engine based on MBD”.

Source: news.discuss.com.hk “[China’s J-20 fighter jet] functions of WS-15 engine stronger than foreign ‘water-injected’ ones” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese).

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16 Comments on “At Least 3 Batches of World Most Powerful WS-15 Engine Delivered”

  1. […] There are reports that a third batch of China’s WS-15 turbofans has been delivered with performanc… This would mean that China has achieved the goal of about 197 kilonewtons (44,000 lbf) of thrust with an afterburner. […]

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  2. […] There are reports that a third batch of China’s WS-15 turbofans has been delivered with performanc… This would mean that China has achieved the goal of about 197 kilonewtons (44,000 lbf) of thrust with an afterburner. […]

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  3. Joseph says:

    Why would this article compare a working engine with a non working one? The American fails to develop F-135 engine. Even the old F-100 engine is better than the F-135. Why should the F-135 be compared to WS-15? The failure of the F-135 is the reason that the American is on the campaign to hack/steal the WS-15 from the Chinese.

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    • Supercruise says:

      Don’t forget that the WS-15 caught fire and exploded during ground testing. And the problem with WS-15 is the failure of Chinese quality control during manufacture

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      • tito says:

        that’s old story……indian tejas has much older story..the difference is WS-15 gonna be used soon to fly Chinese stealth jet fighters while india has given up on tejas that decided to buy french rafale…..

        the Chinese talk the talk…walk the walk

        the Indians talk the talk …but don’t walk the walk

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      • Steve says:

        This is the purpose of ground testing. How else should the engine be tested besides ground testing. Up in the air.? ……. what an idiotian.**

        Two f35s was certified as initial operation combat mode, yet one crashed in Japan ocean and the other in Sth Carolina.

        ** reference to certain types of indians only – like the one above. Kashmiri naan taste good, lots of nuts raisins for the brain. Try some.

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        • IAF says:

          The Indians detected the J-20 during its testing over Tibet. China better check the J-20’s stealth if it can be detected that easy.

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          • Steve says:

            Please check what is Luneberg Lens Reflector. Hint: was it on or off…..

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          • Kwai Laan says:

            This is an outdated comment. Not only J-20 but F22 and F35 are detectable by radar when the Luneberg lens is in place when not in combat mode. This lens is to reflect radar so that the actual stealth profile of the aircraft is hidden.

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  4. komonsense says:

    i wrote a few months ago that chinese scientists had finally found the rare earth metal that gave the engines durability, and were at long last able to build reliable engines ( i think the gov’t giving the companies 16 billion USD helped).

    now a few days ago i read that the J 20 (and not the FC 31) will be assigned to the carriers–even though they lack any propulsion help–which made that article puzzling and troubling indeed)). obviously the top jet will be the first to get the new engine ; and i wonder if it is because of this engine that the J 20 can be carrier based without the need for take off assistance of any kind.

    if china achieves this, the pentagon brass will have migraines and ulcers galore

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  5. Simon says:

    WS-15 is in operation and its new tech not use by any other countries. China does not report military developments unless it is put into service. The days of American hegmony is over.

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  6. Steve says:

    This is great news … a while back I read an article stating China’s WS15 WS10 WS13 are among the top 10 jet fighter engines in the world.

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    • Supercruise says:

      Yawn. We have been promised a functional WS-15 engine for years. Now when this version of the WS-15 becomes operational,that is if it does not suffer yet another engine fire and explosion during testing, world fighter engine technology will have advanced to the architecture of adaptive-cycle. Like what is being tested on Pratt and GE engines currently engaged in AFRL’s Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) program

      Maybe the Chinese need to speak with French engine maker Snecma about installing French engines on the J-20 to save time and headaches.

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      • Steve says:

        Give Urself an upvote.? Eating too many sour grapes … R U aware that Chinese scientist are also world leaders in ACE technology.

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      • johnleecan says:

        Oh yeah? The Americans were promised a working WS-15 for years? Who says so? You? For what? For America to steal its technologies? That explains your anxiety. Maybe you need to be sent into a psychiatric hospital before you totally lose it.

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      • komonsense says:

        u should change your name to superlose –to save us time and headaches in deciphering your meaning, and to have truth in advertising…

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