Welcome to the forum.
Here's an article (in Chinese) about the J-20. Headline: "性能差异过大，歼20无法代替苏57，可同时装备这两款战机"
Literal translation: "Large difference in capabilities, [rendering it] impossible for the J-20 to replace the Su-57, but both fighters will be equipped at the same time [by the PLA]"
Any thoughts on this?
Also, this is my first post - am I using the right thread?
Thanks!Welcome to the forum.
I wouldn't say if this is the right thread or not, because you are posting a Chinese translation of an article from The National Interest written by David Axe. If you are new to PLA watching, that outlet and that author are among the various outlets and authors whose positions on Chinese military matters are ignored and considered non-credible and generally poor in quality.
My only thought is that this generally shouldn't be posted here because we are better than that.
This isn't an indictment against you, because if you're new to PLA watching you might not understand which sources are considered credible and non-credible.
In other words -- this article isn't even worth discussing.
Some Chinese language insiders/"big shrimps" and occasionally some state media disclosures. Sometimes western defence journalists are useful as well for the ones who are able to attend defense expos and get first hand information from some Chinese defense exporters and export products.Thanks!
Out of curiosity, what would be credible sources for this type of thing?
I suppose if we're talking English language articles and media; @Deino (aka Andreas) and his articles when he writes them are all very good, and of course he has many successful books on PLA aviation too which are incomparable in the domain.Rick Joe from the Diplomat