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Old 03-09-2017, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This one just landed in my collection from China by the relatively unknown company called AVIC

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People's Liberation Army Navy's Aircraft Carriers
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The Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark is a carrier-based fighter aircraft in development by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation and the 601 Institute for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy's aircraft carrier. It is based on the Soviet-designed Sukhoi Su-33 and it is fitted with China's radar, engines, and weapons from the J-11B program. An unfinished Su-33 prototype, the T-10K-3 was acquired from Ukraine in 2001 and it was said to be studied extensively for reverse technology: the development of the J-15 began immediately afterwards. AVIC made a very lovely model, I know I don't usually buy aircraft with hinges but it doesn't bother me in person. It also comes in a Styrofoam shell in an unattractive cardboard box, but does come with a metal display stand. This model has fixed gears but optional canopy and airbrake. Here's some pictures:










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Old 03-10-2017, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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monsieur skf... where to you get your avics from?

p.s. monsieur ukrainian falcons, you may be interested in adding this to your collection of avics
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monsieur skf... where to you get your avics from?

p.s. monsieur ukrainian falcons, you may be interested in adding this to your collection of avics
Lol no thanks, AVIC are little more then toys for the Chinese domestic market, don't mind a freebie (from relos) but would never actually buy one.

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honestly the hinges ain't that bad on the model, and it is the most accurate diecast Flanker I have ever seen.

Here's what the real bird looks like with its hinges
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honestly the hinges ain't that bad on the model, and it is the most accurate diecast Flanker I have ever seen.

Here's what the real bird looks like with its hinges
When you look at what the hinges look like on the real bird (Sticking out and fairly large) it actually matches very well with the model.

It surely is an accurate looking flanker. That J-15 nose shape looks much like the real thing compared to the Giancorp and JC wings releases.
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Here is the model elevators hinge

Unfolded



Folded up



Here is the model main wing hinge

Unfolded



Folded up



IMO the elevator hinge is flush and recessed some what as the real plane...whereas the main wing hinge on the model is not recessed as the real plane.....the hinge used for the model main wings when it is unfolded (folded down) is exposed and fugly. Some would say they used a piano hinge style.

Draw you own conclusion

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When you look at what the hinges look like on the real bird (Sticking out and fairly large) it actually matches very well with the model.

It surely is an accurate looking flanker. That J-15 nose shape looks much like the real thing compared to the Giancorp and JC wings releases.
well to be fair, avic does build the actual flankers. then again, that's isn't saying they would do the most accurate flanker model. and again, the radome doesn't sit flush against the fuselage...
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well to be fair, avic does build the actual flankers. then again, that's isn't saying they would do the most accurate flanker model. and again, the radome doesn't sit flush against the fuselage...
Yes! The radome fitting seems to be a problem on every flanker model (I don't understand how that can happen by multiple Manu's).

Considering that AVIC can make a full flying copy of the SU-33, it shouldn't be that hard to copy and make a model of it's own copy aircraft
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Yes! The radome fitting seems to be a problem on every flanker model (I don't understand how that can happen by multiple Manu's).

Considering that AVIC can make a full flying copy of the SU-33, it shouldn't be that hard to copy and make a model of it's own copy aircraft
have you seen the trade models at airshows? as monsieur ukrainian falcons would say, they're little more than toys
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I guess if you really need a Navy Flanker, there's not much choice but this model isn't for me.

The hinges do look rather noticeable on the real thing but nowhere near that noticeable.

The rest of the model looks decent.
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For me its decent looking model, maybe less details but quite accurate shapes.

Several questions to SKF:

- Engine intakes – they are covered with black plastic plates?
- Dark grey stain on the inner left vertical stabilizer - this is a paint damage? From the factory or possibly from the transport?
- How about production quality: have you found any (other) manufacturing defects on your model?
- Where did you get your model from? Ordered on internet? Can you post/PM me the link please?

Seems this J-15 is of same or even better quality then J-15 from Terebo with the same bort number:
www.szboer.cn/index.php/Home/Goods/goodsInfo/id/38.html

and probably even better than J-15 from AF1:
www.airforce1model.com/content/?234.html

I´m thinking of adding this AVIC J-15 to my collection … or do you guys think that Hobby Master / any other diecast manufacturer) will ever do SU-33 / J-15?

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This one just landed in my collection from China by the relatively unknown company called AVIC
AVIC is the chinese umbrella company for many or most major chinese military aircraft. You got a diecast model branded under their name, if i am understanding you correctly.

Thank you for the photos, but the model looks toy-like.
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AVIC is the chinese umbrella company for many or most major chinese military aircraft. You got a diecast model branded under their name, if i am understanding you correctly.
Yeah basically the entire Chinese industry was rolled under one, correct? Harbin, Shenyang, Chengdu, etc are all under the AVIC banner now.

Was it actual market consolidation and merging, or just moving it under one name? Like Airbus Helicopter vs Eurocopter.
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I believe AVIC does marketing and high-level business, as aircraft are still referred to as Shenyang or Chengdu X-N (where X is the letter, eg J for fighters, and N the number - so J-15 for this Flying Shark) in official material I have seen,
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both shenyang (avic shenyang aircraft corp) and chengdu (avic cheng du aircraft industrial (group) co., ltd) are wholly owned subsidiaries of aviation industry corp of china (avic). so in a way you're right to say that the subs are manufacturers whereas the parent does the high level sales and marketing. kinda like consolidating common services under one roof to make the organisation more effective.

not sure whether these models are actually made by avic or whether it's just a reference to the actual aircraft manufacturers... kinda like a "mcdonnell-douglass hornet f/a18" for example.

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