It's an old plane but it still looks elegant. I believe all the J-8II currently in service are either J-8F or have been upgraded to the F standard. The F version only came out in 2009, so it means that they still have at least 10-15 years of service ahead. They would serve as a nice complement to the fleet of 3rd and 4th generation fighters. They would still have some uses as a high-speed interceptor and as a reconnaissance plane, ready to expel any intruders that come too close to China's airspace. RIP 81192.