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Bilal Khan (Quwa)

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There were rumors that a SAC strike fighter (JH-XX) is still in development but no one is sure (there were reports it got cancelled a long time ago). Either way, I'm sure XAC has its plate completely full given the H-20 and the Y-20 variants. More than likely, if a smaller bomber exists, it will be SAC's responsibility.
I suppose such a requirement could leak into a 'sixth-gen' platform. So, basically, it wouldn't be a smaller bomber in as much a strike-optimized next-gen fighter. Well, too abstract to talk about right now since there's no conclusive program to this effect as-of-yet. I was just hoping China would fill in a niche on the market with a stealthy small bomber like it has done with the FC-31 and CH-7 for FGFAs and UCAVs, respectively :(
 

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Have some patience. It is true, Taiwan shot down Chinese Su35.
Yeah that must be the dream of the Indians right now :partay:
We should indeed wait few hours to verify this info.
If this is true, the stock market traders would have already known about this. They get information from world events way before we do ... you would see the US stock futures plunging probably 5 to 10% almost instantly. The fact that this has not happened and that major newspapers have not shown this shows it is not true. If you read the Twitter description closely, you will see it was posted by some Indian account.
 

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Some J-10 crashed, either A or B variant in Guilin. The most likely reason is an AL-31F problem (specifically to do with engine lubrication), which has resulted in numerous crashes before. It looks like that report by one of the SAC aviation insiders of the PLAAF wanted to replace the AL-31Fs for WS-10s as quickly as possible makes a lot of sense now. The good news is the pilot is fine.
 

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Some J-10 crashed, either A or B variant in Guilin. The most likely reason is an AL-31F problem (specifically to do with engine lubrication), which has resulted in numerous crashes before. It looks like that report by one of the SAC aviation insiders of the PLAAF wanted to replace the AL-31Fs for WS-10s as quickly as possible makes a lot of sense now. The good news is the pilot is fine.

Indeed


According to stupid reports ... :crazy::hitwall:

 

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Not sure if this has been discussed earlier or in a separate thread, but any indication China may consider developing its own Supersonic Stealth VTOL aircraft now that they may be building “light carriers” in the form of the Type 076 LHD.

if they work with the Russian Yakovlev company and advance the Yak-141 design (similar to what Lockheed did in the 1990s) they could develop their own version akin to the F-35B, except they could make it manned or unmanned. The unmanned version could form the basis for a Chinese loyal wingman type aircraft and the manned version could allow them to equip their marine forces near a conflict zone while also opening up a product for export along with the Type 076 LHD as a light carrier.

If Pakistan’s economy improves enough during the planes development, a supersonic stealth jump jet maybe an attractive option for the PAF or PN. This maybe especially true in remote areas with limited airbases like the north for the PAF and along the coast or on an LHD for the PN.

 

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