posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:51 PM
Whilst meandering around the internet looking for some good j-20 planforms I came across an interesting blog. It appears to contain some pretty good
and unique images of some current Chinese defense projects.
The first image that caught my eye was one stumbled upon showing a sketch of the J-18 VSTOL fighter. It shows the aircraft being lifted by a hydraulic
platform elevated to ~40* with dual engine nozzles rotated down similar to the technology used on the F-35B, albeit without the forward lift fan. Also
included are images purportedly showing the aircraft taking off and planforms showing no less than 7 internally carried short and medium ranged
weapons. Page containing J-18 images
After some more poking around I found this
what appear to be some poorly PS'ed images of the supposed H-8 stealth bomber. What is interesting to me about these images is that they seem to
intentionally include objects that can be used to give a sense of scale to the bomber. Also included are some technical specifications of the bomber;
to include a 10,000km range unrefueled and a cruising speed of M1.2.
I did some searching and there seem to be a lot of unique images on this blog, not specifically just these two pages. Also interesting is the prose of
the writing. It almost seems like a propaganda piece; which could have more to do with the many inherent language barriers between Mandarin and
English than any actual political objective. There seems to be no clear information about who runs or writes the blog but there is a decent amount of
information that can be gleaned from the various posts.