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Chinese Air Power analysis - Justin Bronk

Unread postPosted: 09 Sep 2021, 22:32
by basher54321

Re: Chinese Air Power analysis - Justin Bronk

Unread postPosted: 10 Sep 2021, 15:11
by mixelflick
Have to hand it to them on the J-10, great fighter. By most accounts, it punches well above its weight. The J-16 looks even better in some regards, but I'm suspicious of "reduced RCS" claims. Reduced by how much? Flanker is a HUGE airframe with lots of right angles and such. Nobody (not even the US) can turn an airframe with no RCS reduction measures/LO shape into a truly LO aircraft.

So I see the J-16 much like the F-15EX. Dangerous bird, but nothing close to an F-35/F-22.

Re: Chinese Air Power analysis - Justin Bronk

Unread postPosted: 11 Sep 2021, 16:34
by basher54321
mixelflick wrote:So I see the J-16 much like the F-15EX.


Yes that's what it looks like - possibly the most advanced Flanker ever but nothing more.