The Q-5, J-7, J-8 and older PLAAF aircraft

Discussion in 'Air Force' started by adeptitus, May 26, 2006.

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    Latest rumor is zero since PLAAF decommissioned them.
     
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    so more pics:

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    ..and i think from the two seater, interesting still blurred out - guessing a MFD?

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    N00813, Sunbud and FactsPlease like this.
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    Truly incredible and amazing! Thanks for posting the link.
    -- Nevertheless, do both side mirror and GPS set right in front of pilot's vision, not only distracting but also dangerous, tell us anything about limitation of Q-5 (electronics)?
     
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    Not really, since modern fighters also carry mirrors; they help give a pilot an edge in close-quarters combat. GPS might be an indication that this is an older Q-5 variant, but again it's not definitive since there are photos of Su-30MKIs with handheld GPS devices taped to the cockpit.
     
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    Didn't they retire Q-5s a couple years back?
     
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    At the end of the video it did say "To the memory of Q-5 retirement anniversary, and respect of all Q-5 pilots." So could be an old clip.
     
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    From PDF via LKJ86

    Some great photo's of a J-7 unit.

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    Most likely Xi'an FA
     
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