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Super Falcon

Jul 3, 2008
United Arab Emirates
USA knows one thing the war with china wont be one sided USA will be gone too china is not vietnam it has versatile weapons and might to chalange USA

Nan Yang

May 1, 2010
US bombers are capable of launching massive salvoes of missiles on short notice before Chinese ships even leave port.

A dozen B-1s, dozen B-52s, and half dozen B-2s could launch nearly 650 antiship missiles alone.
I am not a military expert. But ...

China is testing a new long-range, air-to-air missile that could thwart U.S. plans for air warfare
The hypersonic missile reaches can take down aircraft from 200 miles. o_O

By Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
November 22, 2016

China J-16 fighter missile long range

The J-16 carries two VLRAAM for a test firing.lt.cjdby.net

In November 2016, a Chinese J-16 strike fighter test-fired a gigantic hypersonic missile, successfully destroying the target drone at a very long range.
Looking at takeoff photos, we estimate the missile is about 28 percent of the length of the J-16, which measures 22 meters (about 72 feet). The puts the missile at about 19 feet, and roughly 13 inches in diameter. The missile appears to have four tailfins. Reports are that the size would put into the category of a very long range air to air missile (VLRAAM) with ranges exceeding 300 km (roughly 186 miles), likely max out between 250 and 310 miles. (As a point of comparison, the smaller 13.8-foot, 15-inch-diameter Russian R-37 missile has a 249-mile range).
This is a big deal: this missile would easily outrange any American (or other NATO) air-to-air missile. Additionally, the VLRAAM's powerful rocket engine will push it to Mach 6 speeds, which will increase the no escape zone (NEZ), that is the area where a target cannot outrun the missile, against even supersonic targets like stealth fighters.
China J-16 fighter missile long range

The VLRAAM is one of the world's largest air to air missiles. Its other advanced features include an AESA radar, a infrared/electro-optical seeker (under the yellow-orange cover on the forward section above the nosecone), and satellite navigation midcourse correction.lt.cjdby.net


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