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Originally posted by RooskiZombi
So is this supposed to be a bad thing?
The military is what's driving the advancement of aviation at this point in time, although the civilian side is starting to catch up with some of the military advancements of the last few years.
Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
reply to post by Zaphod58
I hope it cost them billions more in development and each blows up before taking off.
So they copied a c17 huh. Is it just me or is China not capable of developing anything on their own.
They think we are so dumb yet have to copy everything we develop or buy Soviet leftovers.
The development and production of the North American P-51 would be a case where it happened extremely quickly, but in wartime circumstances... and I doubt that anything could ever be done like that today.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by zedVSzardoz
No, but that's the point. They're pretty smart to wait for others to develop it, and then take advantage of that work, and have a new plane in service in half the time. I'd love to see the Air Force be able to put a new plane in service that fast, whether they developed it from scratch or not.