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    Post  GarryB Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:23 am

    With modern and fuel efficient engines it is still a good medium bomber.

    The Soviets used them as late as Afghanistan because it was designed as a nuclear bomber so its bomb bay is enormous to take the old nuclear bombs.

    That meant they could carry FAB-5000 and FAB-9000 bombs.
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    Post  IPCRquad Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:58 pm

    KJ-500 AWAC

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    Post  IPCR_quad Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:10 pm

    J-10C

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    Post  walle83 Mon May 03, 2021 10:52 pm

    PLAAF J-16 fighters.

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    Post  walle83 Tue May 04, 2021 12:41 pm

    Article about the Chinese J-8 fighter. How China made its first fighter with the help of both the US, Russia and Israel.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40396/the-u-s-once-helped-china-develop-a-modern-jet-fighter

    "The Shenyang J-8 had begun life back in the early 1960s as a project for a long-range, high-altitude interceptor. Conceptually it would be a scaled-up, twin-engine development of the J-7....."

    "Work on the second-generation J-8II, also known as the J-8B, began in 1980 and was a major redesign of the original aircraft....."

    "The final and most advanced Finback fighter variant, the J-8F, took to the air in 2000, finally adding a modern glass cockpit with a HUD, as well as a new and more powerful radar......"


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    Post  Isos Tue May 04, 2021 2:32 pm

    I'm surprised that they don't have some 2000 j-11 or j-10. Their industry is massive and they should be able to build anything in big numbers.

    Just look at the number of ships they make every 4 years.
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    Post  walle83 Tue May 04, 2021 3:01 pm

    Isos wrote:I'm surprised that they don't have some 2000 j-11 or j-10. Their industry is massive and they should be able to build anything in big numbers.

    Just look at the number of ships they make every 4 years.

    Well not 2000 but around 1000 of J-11 and J-10 by now. Add the J-15, J-16, JH-7 and J-20 then its about 1500 planes since ~2005.

    Thats like three times what Russia produced in the same period.
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    Post  George1 Fri May 14, 2021 1:11 pm

    J-16 fighter

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