|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
J-15 Flying Shark
Aircraft Carrier Liaoning, 2017
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided, ECM pods.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
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The J-15 is a Chinese twin-engine all-weather carrier-based fighter manufactured by the
Shenyang Aircraft Corporation in cooperation with the 601 Institute for the Chinese PLAN aircraft
carriers. In China the J-15 is known as the Flying Shark with a NATO designation of Flanker-X2.
The J-15 has the same basic airframe design as the Su-33. When the jet entered service in 2015
it was compared to the U.S. Navy’s two-seat FA-18 Super Hornet fighter. In 2018 it was
announced the J-15 would stop production for the J-15B.
The aircraft carrier Liaoning was originally being built as the aircraft cruiser Riga but was
renamed Varyag in 1990. When the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 all work stopped on the
bare bones ship and it was sold by Ukraine to China in 1998. The now named Liaoning, it was
commissioned in 2012 and combat ready in 2016. In December 2015 the J-15 “Flying Shark” 116
c/n 02-07 registration 116 2015 was assigned to the Liaoning. 116 would become one of twenty-
six J-15’s assigned to the carrier.
Shenyang J-15 Specifications
First Flight – August 31, 2009
In Service - 2013
Crew – 1 – 2
Length – 21.19 m (72 ft)
Down – 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
Folded – 8.4 m (27.56 ft)
Height – 5.9 m (19.42 ft)
Empty – 175,000 kg (38,600 lb)
Loaded – 27,000 kg (60,000 lb)
Maximum Takeoff – 33,000 kg (72,752 lb)
Powerplants – 2 X Modified WS-10 Variants Producing 132kN Each
Maximum Speed – Mach 2.4 (2,940 kph 1,826 mph)
Ferry Range – 3,500 km (2,175 miles)
Cannon – 1 X 30 mm GSh-30-1 With 150 Rounds
Munitions On 12 External Hardpoints
8 X PL-12 or R-77
4 X PL-9 Or R-73 Air-To-Air Missiles
YJ-62 Or Kh-41 Anti-Ship Missiles
YJ-91 Supersonic Anti-Ship Missiles
Various Bombs And Rockets