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XiaoLong-The new advanced aircraft

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posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:17 PM
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This is Chinese newest aircraft.In China,it is compared with F-16.


[Edited on 10-4-2004 by kaidylibre]




posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by kaidylibre
This is Chinese newest aircraft.In China,it is compared with F-16.


May I ask where you got that information?



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:23 PM
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Looks alot like a hybrid between a Mirage and a F-16.
May have to dig into this one.


Thanks for posting.


seekerof



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:25 PM
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A quick search, found this mentioning it:
AIR FORCE SYSTEMS


seekerof



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:28 PM
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Everyone in China knows it.It is be reported a lot in this days



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:34 PM
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Here ya go:
FC-1 "Chao Qi" / JF-17 Thunder






seekerof



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:37 PM
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And a bit more from the PeopleDaily:
China Develops Export-oriented Light Fighter Plane



seekerof



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:38 PM
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They tried to sell it to Pakistan.



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:40 PM
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Now that you mention that Jet, I seem to remember reading an article awhile back mentioning that.
Wasn't it rejected for another fighter or something other?


seekerof



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:50 PM
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It's researched by China and Pakistan



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 11:32 PM
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I'm not too familiar with Chinese aircraft (other then the Russian stuff they have). Anyone know if this can seriously compete with the F-16, or is it trumpt up as a rival when in reality it can't compete?



posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man
I'm not too familiar with Chinese aircraft (other then the Russian stuff they have). Anyone know if this can seriously compete with the F-16, or is it trumpt up as a rival when in reality it can't compete?


Just by the looks of its design it says simplicity but deadly. It probably could compete with the F-16 but why? Isnt the f-16 a lil outdated now.

[Edited on 11-4-2004 by DJDOHBOY]



posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by XPhiles

Originally posted by American Mad Man
I'm not too familiar with Chinese aircraft (other then the Russian stuff they have). Anyone know if this can seriously compete with the F-16, or is it trumpt up as a rival when in reality it can't compete? [/quote

Just by the looks of its design it says simplicity but deadly. It probably could compete with the F-16 but why? Isnt the f-16 a lil outdated now.


The F-16 is outdated - for the US at least. It's still an amazingly effective aircraft. The problem I see with this aircraft is that avionics and other tech stuff are more important now then pure flying prowess. I guess my real question should have been does it have modern computing power, radar ect ect.



posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 12:31 AM
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F-16 Block Series 50/52/60 are incredible.
Makes these aircraft very viable, formidable, and capable against other higher Generation aircraft.

Advanced F-16 Block 50/52/60



seekerof



posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
F-16 Block Series 50/52/60 are incredible.
Makes these aircraft very viable, formidable, and capable against other higher Generation aircraft.

Advanced F-16 Block 50/52/60



seekerof


I don't know if this was directed at me or not, but my question was on the XiaoLong, not the F-16.

And yes, I agree - the F-16 is a major ass kicker.



posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 01:00 AM
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Actually meant for XPhiles, sorry.
As for the XiaoLong, IMHO, its going to be relatively hard to measure how this fighter would add up to the F-16.
I have seen no test data, it has no combat experience, I have no no comparison data, etc., so to me, it would be seriously difficult to say how this aircraft would measure up objectively.


seekerof



posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 01:14 AM
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no problemo

I was thinking the same thing - I was just wondering if someone might know something I didn't.



posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 07:11 PM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
F-16 Block Series 50/52/60 are incredible.
Makes these aircraft very viable, formidable, and capable against other higher Generation aircraft.

Advanced F-16 Block 50/52/60

Those look like F-2a's to me.
(Modded version of the F-16)

Shattered OUT...

seekerof



posted on Apr, 11 2004 @ 10:53 PM
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UPDATE status on the aircraft mentioned by the original poster; article released on 4/10/2004:
Thunder Plane Result Of Pak-China Joint Strategy
Link to a good picture:
www.machtres.com...
Another picture, larger than one I originally posted a couple posts up:
www.globalsecurity.org...

And this bit of news on Pakistan and what they are or have done with the F-16's we sold them. Probably why I mentioned it looked like a hybrid Mirage and F-16?
F-16 Falcon Technology in PLAAF Jet



seekerof

[Edited on 12-4-2004 by Seekerof]



posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 12:50 AM
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Great find on the pictures and links Seekerof ...

From reading the links there seems to been lots of delays on the develoment of both FC-1 "Chao Qi" / JF-17 Thunder. Maybe this is why they both look old school lol ...... Im sure technology will keep them afloat for awhile though.

To me the f-16 is like an old classic muscle car that is all jacked up, ready to kick some A. I really like the painted ones that get on the cover of Combat Flight Magazine
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