Chinese J-10 Fighter-Doesnt this look like the Typhoon?

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  1. 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!
  2. And the Typhoon looks like a scaled up Grippen.
  3. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    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.
  4. In that it's a close coupled canard?
  5. Ah so... Vigorous Dragon....
  6. 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!
  7. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

  8. Sorry, you are right - different colour altogether for starters...
  9. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    The Pakistanis are in negotiations to buy up to 50 of them.
  10. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Ooh, you're right. :D
  11. The Israelis sold the Lavi prototype and all the drawings, along with a load of US defence tech to the Chinese.
  12. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    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...

  13. 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.