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Originally posted by sminkeypinkeyROFLMAO; so China has a barely 4th gen fighter in prototype form with 'Playstation 2' level computer/electronics.....well that's just GOT to justify bloating an already wildly bloated 'defence' budget by billions of $.
LOL, those Americans are funny, there are no serious 'enemies' left (nothing like what used to be a WARPAC type coalition of countries) yet they talk and act like there are.
Talk about pissing your tax-dollars away.
Is it just me or are ther allot of different fighters in Asia? the F-2, Kung-ho, the j-10, su-30, and f-15? Is everyone in Asia afraid of each other or what?
Originally posted by Thanatos
Remember years back...
When I was a kid all the #ty crap that was cheap and broke quickly was stamped "Made in Japan", sound familiar? Gee that's not how we think of them now, is it?
In a much smaller time frame in which Japan played catch up to the 'west’,
China will probably equal and quite possibly surpass us.
We are at the high end of this current technology curve, all the advances now take more effort and resources and are generally smaller than previous ones.
China is, where, around the upper middle (bottom being the Wright brothers, top being the kind of stuff that would makes you guys, and me salivate) of the tech curve (I see this as a relatively straight line of ascension with peaks and plateaus along the way with the top and bottom leveling off to none at one end and no more at the other, for instance of we remove the pilot and create a new technology dynamic, ie remote control fighters, than the speed and maneuverability for fighters will head back up in a new tech curve).I suppose, but they will be taking cheaper, easier and larger steps up the curve
And as they approach the top, on a footing with 'us' they will have much more momentum pushing them along..
Well I don't think it's time to worry yet
but I think that you are all crazy if you think you know China true current capabilities. You think they publish this stuff in Jane’s? Or the government is going to tell you? If that were true I would have been reading about the stealth, long before its ‘unveiling’.
They have had a hell of a lot of technology transfers and are making some pretty hi tech # these days, and didn't Clinton allow them to buy some super computers a while back? I'm sure the first one went to the Disassembly and Reproduction Department.
Expect China to act her age, not unlike America. The petulant youngster having to prove he’s the toughest kid on the block to the Wise, ancient one, willing to bide her time and play the game until the moment is right.
I wouldn't be surprised if on some real level Taiwan is still part of China and never left to begin with. With all its western and business technology flooding into the back door of the dragon.
Originally posted by AD5673
I want to know if this can ACTUALLY compete with the F-16?
Originally posted by Russian
I would say that this aircraft can and will compete with F-16 because China is not anymore a very far behind in tech country.
China got most of its tech from Russia.
Please tell me a Mig-29 cant compete with a F-16.