posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 11:59 AM
All aircrafts made by china so far are pathetic copies. Here's a list of all of China's aircrafts:
1. J-7 Interceptor Fighter Aircraft
copy of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F-13
2. J-7C Interceptor Fighter Aircraft
made by reverse engineering of the Soviet/Rusian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF
3. J-7E Interceptor Fighter Aircraft
aircraft is based on the airframe of the J-7/MiG-21 Fishebed, but with improved aerodynamics performance and avionics from the Mig-29(purchased from
4. J-8 Interceptor Fighter Aircraft
borrowed lots of designs from the Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-152A experimental aeroplane about which the Chinese had received data in the late 1950s.
5. J-8B/D Interceptor Fighter Aircraft
J-8 with larger fire-control radar and various other avionics equipment.
Some parts were taken from the or Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon.
During their temporary coalition in the 1980s, China and the USA reached an agreement of upgrading the J-8B fighter with modern avionics. As part of
the "Peace Pearl" Project, in 1986 the George Bush (senior) administration approved to sell 52 sets of US-made APG-66 fire-control radar together
with other avionics worth US$200 million in total to China to upgrade her J-8B fleet. Grumman (now Northrop Grumman) was chosen to co-operate with the
SAC in this project. However, this project was halted after June 1989 and then completely terminated in 1990.
Following the end of the Cold War, China turned to Russia for helps to upgrade the J-8B fighter. In 1996 SAC revealed its F-8IIM fighter, which is
fitted with the Russian Phazotron Zhuk-8II coherent pulse Doppler radar and R-27R1 (AA-10 Alamo-A) semi-active radar homing medium-range AAM, the
F-8IIM is the most capable variant of the J-8B series. Its domestic variant is said to be the J-8C (or J-8III).
6. J-10 Multirole Fighter Aircraft
Essentially copied from Israel's LAVI aircraft programme and made by reverse engineering a Pakistani F-16A.
Collaboration between China and Israel on fighter technology began in the early 1980's and full-scale co-operation was underway by 1984. After the
1987 cancellation of the Lavi programme, its design was taken over by CAC, and IAI carried on with the development of avionic equipment.
It is powered by Russian Lyulka-Saturn AL-31F turbofan, the same power plant also being used by Chinese air force Sukhoi Su-27s and Su-30s.
Radar :Russian Phazotron Zhuk-10PD, a version of the system in later Su-27s, with 160 km search range and ability to track up to six targets. Israel
has offered its Elta EL/M-2035 radar for competition.
Cockpit parts : basic Ukrainian Arsenel HMS copied by China's Luoyang Avionics
Weapons :J-10 could also carry Russian Vympel R-73 (AA-11) short-range and R-77 (AA-12) medium-range missiles equipped by Chinese Flankers
7. Su-27SK/UBK (J-11) Fighter Aircraft
The PLA Air Force has acquired three batches of 76 Su-27SK/UBK fighters from Russia since 1992. The aircraft is also built under license in China as
the Jian-11 (J-11).
8. Su-30MKK Multirole Fighter Aircraft
The PLA Air Force has acquired two batches of 76 aircraft from Russia and 2000 and 2003 respectively. The third batch, which is reported to be the
improved variant Su-30MKK2, is currently being delivered to the PLA Naval Air Corps.
9. FC-1/JF-17 Multirole Fighter Aircraft
upgraded Mig-21 they try to sell to Pakistan