To: Army Air Corps
posted on 03/29/2014 7:16:07 AM PDT
( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
Have to dig up some of our F-4 Phantoms so this thing will have some competition.
posted on 03/29/2014 7:21:48 AM PDT
by Delta 21
(If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
Is this the same sort of idea Chuck Yeager had with the wonderful, but unfashionably reasonable F-20 Project?
posted on 03/29/2014 7:45:21 AM PDT
by Kenny Bunk
( The Republican Party is very sick . Hold all contributions until we see who picks up the patient..)
But it does have roughly the same agility as an early-model F-16A,
Really? It can pop 9Gs?
posted on 03/29/2014 7:49:06 AM PDT
(Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
“the JF-17 is possibly the cheapest new-build fighter in the world today.”
Finally something from China that’s not just another pimped-out MiG-21.
posted on 03/29/2014 10:44:59 AM PDT
Nice article, thanks.
The Mig-21 original was a classic, and much better looking than the derivative.
Pakistan had bought F-7s and, in the 1980s, hired the U.S. plane-maker Grumman to work alongside Chengdu in an effort to improve the fighters. But U.S. and European sanctions following Chinas Tiananmen Square massacre ended the American-Chinese collaboration.
The evolution is pretty apparent in the following pictures, although the JF-17 is another evolutionary step beyond the "Super 7" concept.
Then again, drastic evolutions of existing platforms is nothing new. Bear in mind (and I hope people don't think that I'm badgering anyone in saying this) that the Tu-95 and the Tu-16 (amongst others) have their origin points in three B-29 Superfortresses that diverted to Siberia after being damaged in bombing raids over Japan in WWII.
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