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To: spetznaz

Nothing like? I know I’m no aviator and I built my son the model of the F-14 twenty years ago, so I’ll take your word for it but in general it has twin tails, twin engines, a similar wing design (doesn’t appear to have the swing-wing capability as you stated), is a two-seater I suppose and overall length looks comparable. In reading the other comments it appears that the Russians borrowed our design (as you mentioned the Russian aircraft) and now the Chinese stole theirs. Nice to know the Chinese are equal opportunity thieves, but then, what’s a little stealing between Marxists anyway?


25 posted on 11/25/2012 11:31:51 AM PST by john drake
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To: john drake
It does have twin tails and engines, but that is as far as the similarity goes (differences include single vs twin seater, presence of canards, swing wings on the F-14 vs tri-plane on the SU-33/J-15, folding wing tips on the SU-33/J-15, etc). Look at the pictures below. From them it can be seen that the J-15 is simply a SU-33 direct copy, while the F-14 is significantly different from either.

F-14 Tomcat:

Sukhoi SU-33:

Shenyang J-15:


53 posted on 11/25/2012 9:35:44 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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