posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 12:23 AM
Wow what a pointless thread. Anyone with anykind of aircraft knowledge would know that F-16, J-10 and Lavi are completely different planes. J-10 is
NOT a copy of the Lavi nor the F-16. Man. J-10 has a squarish intake while F-16 has a oval intake. J-10 has variable intake, F-16 does not. J-10 is a
generation ahead of F-16 in structural design. J-10 is some 3 tons heavier and bigger than the Lavi (if I remember right). J-10 has Chinese Iron Bird
FBW. J-10 has WS-10A for the second on so on batches while the currently produced (or at least known) 24 (first batch) are equipped with AL-31FN.
Other stuff about the J-10 varies from source to source such as its radar, its computers, the takeoff and landing distances and things like that.
J-10 isn't in any trouble at all. All those stupid news about China buying Mirages and Rafales came from Taiwan propaganda websites where they make
up stupid news to fill their websites and try to spread the idea of China threat.
According to the news (from the Taiwan source) China is buying 210 Mirage 2000 9cs and 1200 Mica MRAAMs and 186 supplementary engines for 12 billion
Euros. Doesn't that just sound stupid?
Some while back they also said that China is buying 90 Rafales for 7 billion Euros. What a stupid made up news. If they are gonna make some fake news,
at least make it sound realistically possible. The embargo's still on and with all the J-11A,B J-10A,B FC-1 JH-7As that we plan on building in the
next few years, its just stupid to purchase anything else.