Photo: First Shenyang J-16 prototype

A picture circulating among the Chinese internet purporting to be the first Shenyang J-16 prototype could be real. Besides having the serial 1601, the aircraft spots an inflight-refueling probe, twin wheel nose landing gear, remove of the backup pitot tube on the side of the canopy as well as the large antenna behind the cockpit.

  1. That looks like an Airfix model.

  2. Vpanoptes says:

    and a poorly done Airfix model at that…

  3. Polaris says:

    It is a model

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