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To: Jeff Head

That fighter jet is a dead ringer for the F-14 Tomcat.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 9:47:41 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

No it is not. (No swing wings, among other things...).

It is, however, a dead ringer for a Su-27 or Su-30 from which it is licensed or copied.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 9:52:09 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Disambiguator
Actually, it is an improved (an stolen) build of the Russian SU-33 naval fighter and it does meet the same type of mission requirements as the Tomcat...except they do not have a Phoenix system for it (and neither do we anymore).

Their new J-20 Stealth fighter surprised a lot of people. No match for the F-22 yet, but a lot better than our own analysts expected at this time...but it is not a naval fighter.

In 2011, the PLAAF conducted a test flight of their new stealth fighter. As there has been a lot of speculation and comparison, here are a set of images comparing the USAF F-22 Raptor (which has been capped in production at 195), with the PLAAF J-20:



PLAAF J-20 STEALTH FIGHTER

USAF F-22 RAPTOR

8 posted on 06/15/2012 9:58:08 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Disambiguator
That fighter jet is a dead ringer for the F-14 Tomcat.

If by dead ringer you mean it's an airplane that flies...err and has wings. Then yea...

Other than that there are no similarities at all. Having worked on F14's for four years... no two seats, no sweep wings, shear size, yada yada...
9 posted on 06/15/2012 10:01:28 AM PDT by Ocean_Living
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