Hi,I would highly advise you to refer back to my original post before hand, as well as the entirety of the discussion before jumping to a hasty conclusion. I was referring to another poster's claim that the JF-17 could have reach 1000 units in production if it was build as a two seater.
Historically fighter productions during peacetime rarely ever reached more than 600-800 units depending on the needs of a particular nation, this number includes even planes of excellent design like the Mirage 2000, the Panavia Tornado and the F-14. It is only when a fighter received the combination of both a truly revolutionary design and the luck of an extensive networking and alliances. Very few fighters have ever reached such status, the chief of which is the F-16 and the Mig-29. For a nation like Pakistan, a number of 400-600 would be the most likely number, given it's GDP and area of operations. We can throw in perhaps another 100 units for foreign export, because while Pakistan have no existing disputes with most of the world, it does not have much networking as well.
And again, it must be understood that bringing in foreign comparisons when debating the facts of an issue does not, does not, in anyway automatically implies a subtly degradation of the original subject or person at hand, but it merely brings into perspective the reality of the issue.
That was my claim---. You can address me---. A lack of two seater and the stepping back of the french EW system was a major setback for the Paf---. That number of 1000 was for its production life cycle---.
Every JF17 buyer that came to look at the JF17 in pakistan----asked the very first question about the two seater---. It took a decade for the Paf to recognize the fact that they blundered---.
An incomplete EW french package for the aircraft left the aircraft struggling for survival---.
The aircraft is about 8-10 years behind schedule---.
As for the super 7 or the mig 21---there is nothing common between them and the JF17---neither the design---nor the flight parameters---other than all these aircraft are meant for flying and killing---.
Paf does not disclose or brag about what they make or who they copied---or who they be selling to---.
The myanmar sale is a good example---.
A nation that has an access to the F16---Northrop F5---F18---Mirage 2K---Mirage F1 and then an extensive lookup of the Grippen for 2 years before embarking on the JF17 program---it would be purely out of prejudice that one would want to compare it to the mig21---.
Haters going to hate---and that is fine---.
Weapons of death and destruction are meant to show in the field what they can do---and not whose copy they are made up of---.