J-20 5th Gen Fighter Thread VI


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TNI is mass media, though, so I thought Blitzo might appreciate the idea that he's becoming more influential as a theorist.

Max range of the PL-15 is unknown, and would remain unknown. Rumors claim that it's 200 km, other rumors claim it's only 150km.
 

Klon

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They really are on top of things.
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by David Axe

China's J-20 stealth fighter doesn't have a gun. That could be a problem for the Chinese air force.

Observers of the twin-engine stealth fighter long had speculated that the J-20 lacks a cannon. Photography of J-20s since the type's first flight in January 2011 hadn't revealed bulges or openings that might point to an internal gun. The J-20 hadn't appeared in public carrying an external gun pod.

Aviation journalist Andreas Rupprecht
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the weapon's absence in the January 2019 issue of Combat Aircraft .
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Are you being sarcastic? First quoting David axe, second saying he is on top of things ..?
What can even be said about this substantive critique?

I might quote anyone who has something relevant to say. And yes, recently The National Interest has apparently had timely coverage of J-20 developments, as noted here and on the previous page.

On a different note, the Combat Aircraft article attributes the gun information to Li Gang, which is, as far as I know, incorrect.
 

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What can even be said about this substantive critique?

I might quote anyone who has something relevant to say. And yes, recently The National Interest has apparently had timely coverage of J-20 developments, as noted here and on the previous page.

On a different note, the Combat Aircraft article attributes the gun information to Li Gang, which is, as far as I know, incorrect.
I think he's saying that David Axe is typically not "on top of things" (i.e.: up to date) not to mention his interpretation of new developments tend to be considered illogical or poor at best.... therefore he is confused that you would offer David Axe anything resembling praise.
 
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