Zhuhai Airshow 2016

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  1. Richard Santos
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    Actually, the trigger mechanism in European firearms evolved from something that beared no Resemblance from the crossbow trigger mechanism in Chinese crossbows. The original European trigger was simply a lever that held a piece of burning rope. Pulling on the lever puts the burning end of the rope against the touchhole on the barrel. That's called match lock. Later it evolved into clockwork mechanism that spun a wheel that struck a spark to light the powder in the barrel. That's called a wheel lock. Only finally did it evolve independently into something that very vaguely resembled Chinese crossbow trigger. That's flint lock.
     
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    So thats it for this years show? I feel we have seen images of maybe 5% of information boards/tv screens with info that usually come with each exhibited piece.

    Are there perhaps any photo albums that are circulating through chinese language forums and havent yet beennlinked at this website?
     
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    The lever is just serpentine lock. Early matchlocks had a horizontal trigger similar to those on European crossbows before the snapping matchlock was introduced.
     
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    The wheel lock was developed for cavalry pistols in the early 16th century for the match was unsuitable for cavalry. The snaphance was developed next, 1550's, but was too expensive for infantry. The flintlock came about 1620 but took the remainder of the 17th century to drive out the match lock in Europe.
     
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    WMD? Weapon of Mass Destruction?:eek: Anyone possessing it will be careful someone else will bomb the hell out them.:D
     
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    Yes, it does!
     
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    There seems to be a bunch of interesting zhuhai images out there. I stumbled upon this blog.
    https://4threvolutionarywar.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/zhuhai-in-2016-air-defense-equipment-saidpvo/

    So hq9b was officially shown, even though no data on it was published. (but Henri K. claims chinese army official mentioned range of "over 200 km")

    There are also images of various other systems and some info boards that i've not yet seen.

    So another anecdotal evidence that hq9b is in active service?
     
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    We'll see in the 2016 USCC report, they talked about the HQ-9 having a 200km range already.
     
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    Interesting and contrarian take on China's air show by a security pundit, Andes Corr.

    Airshow China: A Thieves' Bazaar

     
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    really Blackstone, that article doesn't qualify as contrarian, just idiotic. stop wasting bandwidth.
     
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