posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 01:49 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
First off. This is all conjecture and I have no solid proof behind it, merely reasoning based upon historical examples....
But I find it highly unlikely that with China's military doctrine up to this point, that they would use such a silver bullet approach for air
In an offensive campaign they would have the numbers to suffer huge attrition but maintain a presence even once their opponent has fired everything
In a defensive situation stealth is hardly a priority for A2A, especially with the strength of their ground launched AA equipment and would be of
greater use attacking what is likely to be either a naval assault on their homeland or outlying islands; or else bringing down enemy bombers at
The J-31 (despite the F-35 comparisons) I could see eventually being the mass produced multi-role Sino Stealth. I think the PLAAF would not want to
suffer the same kind of reduction in quantity for quality that many Western Air Forces have seen.