An unverified photo apparently showing the FC-31 prototype on a test flight has been circulating on social media. Photo: WeiboAn unverified photo apparently showing the FC-31 prototype on a test flight has been circulating on social media. Photo: Weibo
An unverified photo apparently showing the FC-31 prototype on a test flight has been circulating on social media. Photo: Weibo

China’s latest FC-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter prototype may have been on a test flight

  • Photo circulating online suggests it has undergone modifications including to the canopy over its cockpit and wind resistance improvements
  • But it appears to have retained engine based on a 1970s Soviet design that is seen as a limitation to its function and capabilities

Topic |   Defence
An unverified photo apparently showing the FC-31 prototype on a test flight has been circulating on social media. Photo: WeiboAn unverified photo apparently showing the FC-31 prototype on a test flight has been circulating on social media. Photo: Weibo
An unverified photo apparently showing the FC-31 prototype on a test flight has been circulating on social media. Photo: Weibo
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