Picture of New Chinese Stealth Fighter Turns up Online
September 19, 2012 9:31 AM
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Aircraft looks similar to the F-22 Raptor
A photograph of a second Chinese Stealth fighter has turned up online. It's worth warning, however, that
reports faked photographs of Chinese aircraft are notorious. However, the same photograph turned up on some official Chinese publications giving weight to the fact that the photograph is genuine.
We've already seen numerous photographs of another
Chinese stealth fighter
called the J-20, which has already
. The new fighter aircraft seen in this photo is clearly different from the J-20. The J-20 has canards on the front, whereas this new aircraft does not.
reports that this Chinese aircraft, which looks suspiciously like a Lockheed F-22 Raptor, is a twin-engine single-seat fighter. The aircraft is said to be somewhat shallower in the body than the F-35, but shares a similar span of about 37.5 feet. The estimates on the aircraft size were gleaned from comparing it to the commercial aircraft vehicle towing it on the runway.
The aircraft is said to feature a large internal weapons bay and the wings appear to be swept less than 45° on the leading edge according to
. The engines are believed to be Klimov RD-93s that were imported from Russia.
The new aircraft indicates that China is spending heavily on developing new stealth aircraft to replace its aging fighter jet fleet. The aircraft is thought to be a potential replacement for the Chengdu J-10 that entered service in 2006.
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RE: What's so hard about copying?
9/20/2012 8:49:03 AM
There is little doubt that either by direct theft or economic espionage
And so how is that different of what the US have bin doing, or do you think if the US can get some secret document on weapons design from BAE Systems (
Europe's largest defense contractor
), they would hesitate taking them if they think they can get away with it.
And its not like China is a allied nation of the US, why would they not get there hands on it if they can, as i would also have no problem steeling from some one that holds me responsible for all things that go wrong with the US economy, and is called by many politicians as enemy Nr2 after Nr1 Al Qaeda.
Espionage is as old as the time of the caveman, when tribe 2, watched tribe 1 how to make fire.
Every less developed nation (
overall or on specific fields, including the US
) has stolen tech from more developed nations, as everyone wants to be at equal terms with other nations.
Blaming others for something they done and do them self's can be called a little hypocritical, but that's just me.
RE: What's so hard about copying?
9/20/2012 12:13:32 PM
You've obviously never been associated with anything regarding espionage.
But way to keep up the nonfactual information.
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