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The Shenyang J-11 ( NATO codename: "Flanker-B+" ), is a twin engine, single seat Fighter Aircraft of the People´s Liberation Army Air Force, it is used as an Air-Superiority Fighter. At first it was only a under license
800px-Chinese Su-27
produced variant of the Su-27SK Flanker, but the new Shenyang J-11B is a completely new developed aircraft.

In the year 1995 a production agreement for 200 Soviet Su-27SK was secured by China, but those Fighters must be equipped with Russian avionics and engines, which had to be built in Russia. China was now able to built 95 J-11 aircraft, while 105 were planned to be produced. As in 2004 development for a own variant the J-11B started, Russia cancelled the arrangement in 2006. The China had started developing the J-11B because the conventional J-11 is not able to carry modern weapons and that it would not meet all the PLAAF´s requirements. China states that the J-11B is a 90 % new Chinese design.

Like it´s Sukhoi equal, the Su-27 Flanker it is a direct competitor to other Fourth Generation Jet Fighters, like the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon or the F-15 Eagle.


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