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However, China might have found a clever solution to the problem, as the latest images of the J-20 Mighty Dragon stealth fighter jet, emerging from the Chinese Internet, seem to suggest.
Indeed, the second prototype of the aircraft features a missile deployment device on the side weapons bay which extracts the selected air-to-air missile and then closes the door to keep the reduced RCS.
Simpler and probably cheaper than the use of LOAL missiles, the J-20′s deployment device shows that Chinese engineers are not simply copying U.S. tech: if not improving it, they are at least troubleshooting some of the issues already faced by their American counterparts, with some clever ideas.
Originally posted by Laxpla
reply to post by pheonix358
Pencils were hazardous to crews if a tip broke. And the United States never spent a million dollars developing a pen, just an urban legend. It was privately funded.
China is bound to make improvements on aircraft. Just like in any industry, you improve on an idea.edit on 27-3-2013 by Laxpla because: (no reason given)