Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by HectortheInspector, Apr 13, 2010.
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You bought any Chinese techological gear of late? I'd give it about a month before it comes to bits in your hands. Not a problem with an M3 player but.....
But yes, it would appear China has copied a few ideas!
And the Typhoon looks like a scaled up Grippen.
Interesting to see comparisons of dimensions vs Typhoon. I would imagine the Ch have long since helped themselves to all the plans and dats for the Typhoon. Madness not to, the way they play things.
In that it's a close coupled canard?
Ah so... Vigorous Dragon....
Looking at it, in most respects it sits smack between Typhoon and Gripen, and its procurement programme has been just as long winded as BAe's finest!
Looks more like a Lavi apparently.
Don't tell Tubbs though - we'll never hear the end of it.
No, it doesn't. Just ask the Israelis. Nowt to do with them.
Sorry, you are right - different colour altogether for starters...
The Pakistanis are in negotiations to buy up to 50 of them.
Ooh, you're right.
The Israelis sold the Lavi prototype and all the drawings, along with a load of US defence tech to the Chinese.
But they said they didn't. And, as has been rightly pointed out, it's a different colour.
But then, they don't borrow UK passports to go on holiday, either...
Modern computers come up with the same answers to aerodynamic problems so it's inevitable that many modern aircraft resemble each other.
As mentioned, the J-10 owes the vast majority of its genesis to Israel. However, later in its development the Russians kept the Project going. Finally, the Pakistanis also presented the Chinese with early model F-16As to play with.
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