PLAAF Breaking News (including articles with Pictures or videos)

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    The huge size of the An-225 also restricts it from using a lot of airports.
     
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    Any news on what kind of model it is?
     
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    Alleged footage of a JH-7 crash:
     
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    What about the pilot ? Did he survive ? I sure hope so. Towards the end of the video,one can see what appears to be a deployed parachute.
     
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    It seems so. There's a picture of a deployed parachute draped across a roof:
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    So far, there does not seem to be any deaths or injuries.
     
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    They need to retire the JH-7 platform. Responsible for a significant portion of accidents in PLAAF and PLANAF.
     
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    The J-16 seems to have been given priority in construction so they already seem to be working on replacing it.
    Even if it wasn't for the airframe losses, the J-16 is a lot better specs-wise.

    77% more dry engine thrust, higher flight ceiling, higher top speed, higher range, more hardpoints, etc. Way more capable aircraft.
     
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    Comparing the J-16 to the JH-7A is akin to comparing the F-15SG to the Tornado GR1; there is no comparison.
     
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    Anyone know if this was a JH-7 or a JH-7A, or have any other footage of the crash site?
     
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    This looks familiar to me. Some on the Chinese internet speculate this to be a wind tunnel model of a next-gen unmanned fighter. Not entirely certain how credible this speculation is, so I've put it here instead of another existing category.

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