posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 08:56 AM
Yeah, all they need is an American more interested in$$ than national interests and they can probably run out a "knock off" of Raptor within the a
decade. And btw they can be innovative and progress with a design not originally thiers.
Thier A-5 Fantans for example or some of the planes they have developed from the Mig -21 so much you can't recognise them.
Yes the USA has the brains and budget and technology to develop super fighters, the chinese just have the smarts to save thier R&D dollars by copying
it, then modify it for local conditions.
As to planes developed in international co-operation. Hawker P.????>Hawker Kestrel > BAe Harrier > MCD/BAE Harrier II
Mustang. British Purchasing Commission wanting licensed P-40s. Talked into giving NA a chance to design its own. Mustang with Allison. Test examples
to USAAC. Mustang I to RAF. RAF fit Merlin to Mustang. NA starts producing Merlin P-51s.
EE Canberra. Beats US tenders for USAF order. license to Martin. Built, modified adapted as B-57 Marauder.
Raytheon T-6 Texan II developed from Swiss Pilatus PC-9
MCD T-45 Goshawk developed from BAe Hawk
Its 1941 all over again. Japanese cant produce first class planes, only old cheap inferior knock offs of obsolete American and European
types.....whoops sorry A6M Zeros! Where they come from?
Why werent we told. Oh we had intelligence from observers in China but we chose not to believe it? Oh Darn!
Oh by the way are Chinese also too near sighted to be good pilots, or have no sense of balance from being carried on the backs of thier mothers as