China in the mean time has purchased 24 Sukhoi S-35s from Russia. They will probably back engineer the engines and radar (at least) if they can and
make copies like they have before with other Russian equipment. Russia has supposedly signed an agreement with the communist that says they will not
steal intellectual property rights of the aircraft... And here I thought Putin was smart..???????????
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I thought that's the first time I had seen external stores on a J-20. But it was inevitable really. After day 3 or so of a campaign your stealth
requirement steadily drops for all but some signature sensitive targets. External stores gives you more options that the confines of an internal
weapon bay(s) cannot.
Zaph, I was thinking a VLRAAM, everyone seems to be rediscovering what the Phoenix offered 40 years ago.
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