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China, what version of the engine are the J-10's using
I thought it was the regular AL-31F which was to be replaced by a local copy with a somewhat lower thrust
Originally posted by sardion2000
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Please, Chavez has found a niche for himself and is using it to further his goals. Repeating once every few months or so that the US is ready to invade him, LMAO. Ok Mr. Chavez whatever keeps your people in check and you in power. And what's Russia's cut in this? Well besides the obvious of course, money and a new customer/"partner", they want to expand into what has largely been a US sphere of influence, Latin America. Any ground Putin can gain there while making money off of it and making it look like he’s "sticking it" to US is a big gain for Russia. Nothing but a politically calculated move by both countries, easy to see through. Like 30 Su-30 airframes by themselves are going to defend Venezuela from a real US invasion, it would be Gulf War - Air War Volume 2. :shk:
I agree with this assessment 100%. Chavez, like every other politician on the planet is using whatever tools that are in his belt to retain power.
Though personally, I'd be more wary of Morales instead... (that is, if there are indeed any serious threats to worry about in S. America )
[edit on 26-7-2006 by sardion2000]
Originally posted by Daedalus3
so is it the AL-31FN MI or the WS-10A?