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originally posted by: Indigent
a reply to: anzha
I understand now, the f3 is planned for 2027, seems so late as the Chinese stealth fighter will operational in 2018.
originally posted by: anzha
a reply to: Barnalby
No matter what nation you are, there's a huge up hill trek to get a 5th generation fighter working. The US has issues with it, just look at the headaches the F-35 had given us! And we're the ONLY country to have successfully put a 5th gen into service.
To be honest, I find the Chinese efforts more plausible and scary (for that matter) because they are admitting there are areas they are not as proficient in (engines, frex). Even so, they will be working their tails off to improve.
Whereas the Russians keep boasting and its not hard to see the PAK-FA has serious deficiencies. And...well...that'd imply to me, especially with all the scaling back on all fronts by the Russians, they are trying to cover up the problems, not fix them.