Rumours of Chinese Development of J-18 Heavy Fighter Bomber

J-18 strike fighter
J-18 strike fighter

J-18 strike fighter
J-18 strike fighter

It was rumored that a new heavy fighter bomber (J-18) based on J-16 is being developed at 601/SAC since early 2010s. It features a widened twin-seat cockpit similar to Russian Su-34 and adjustable leading edge vortex controllers similar to Russian T-50. First flight was rumored to have taken place on October 27, 2015 but this has not been confirmed.”