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    Post  Isos Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:39 am

    ALAMO wrote:
    lancelot wrote:I doubt the range is just that. Kinzhal has 3000km range. That missile is much larger than Kinzhal.

    Kinzhal range is made of initial speed, which is triple what H-6 can handle.

    1/10th of that booster is enough to bring it to kinzhal launch speed.

    This thing has a range of at least 5-6000km. It's huge.
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    Post  Isos Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:22 pm

    New j-10. The dorsal part is the same solution as on the f-16.


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    Post  Werewolf Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:43 pm

    Isos wrote:New j-10. The dorsal part is the same solution as on the f-16.


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    Looks like a hybrid between F-4 and F-16.
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    Post  Isos Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:32 pm

    Clearly not the best looking aircraft but it does the job with an AESA radar, modern avionics and good missiles.

    They also have 500+ of them which is a huge fleet of a modern aircraft. If you look better you will find out that no one has a bigger fleet of a modern jet.

    US f-16 and f-15 are old. F-22 only 100 or so left in service. F-35 still in developement even if being procured.
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    Post  GarryB Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:10 am

    Looks like the Ye-8 modification of the MiG-21...

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    Single engined canard equipped tailless delta with a chin air intake... I quite like it... it appears to be a light numbers fighter so carrying AAMs and air to ground weapons it looks pretty good.

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    Post  walle83 Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:01 pm

    The YU-20 aerial tanker.

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    Post  Isos Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:04 am

    GarryB wrote:Looks like the Ye-8 modification of the MiG-21...

    Single engined canard equipped tailless delta with a chin air intake... I quite like it... it appears to be a light numbers fighter so carrying AAMs and air to ground weapons it looks pretty good.

    Really uggly. The design of those j-10, Typhoon, Grippen, mig1.44 with the canards higher than the wings and weapons hanging like testicules is the worst you can imagine.

    Funny that french managed to make a beauty like the Rafale which has a similar design.

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    Post  GarryB Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:46 am

    Except they gave the beauty a beard with that fixed inflight refuelling probe... and like most French models she looks about 12 years old so she appears to be more of a LIFT than a multirole fighter.

    They were just testing a layout arrangement... if it made sense and achieved any real improvement they likely would have made it look prettier...
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    Post  walle83 Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:38 pm

    J-10s

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    Post  TMA1 Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:46 am

    I like the j-10 especially the intake of the A variant and I like the permanently fixed fuel probe. I have weird cold war tier taste, tho. I'm not a fan of eurocanards but j-10 is cool. Now what they have done with their most modern flankers is awesome and in some ways what I imagine Russia would do if they had the same budget. Note the IRST ball on the newest chinese flankers are huge. I wonder how powerful they are in resolution and distance captured in front and rear attack.

    Still though they cannot beat Russians imo as they just have such a clever way of development and make such artistic war machines.

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