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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    "A 2008 study by Rand Corp. asserts that, based on current trends, the U.S. by 2020 would lose a military conflict with China over Taiwan. A recent war game by an Australian think tank confirmed that finding, assessing that the number of Chinese planes would overwhelm U.S. forces, Aviation Week magazine said." China stealth fighter jet: China's development of stealth fighter takes U.S. by surprise - latimes.com

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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    Here's a video of it taxing out.

    FoxNews.com - China's New Fighter Jet Could Pose 'Terrifying' Challenge to U.S. Fleet

    To those who say "Well, we had this technology 20 years ago" that is irrelevant. China has it now, and their plane, by all estimates, is superior to ours.

    So in 20 years, they went from 20 years behind us, to 20 years ahead of us.

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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Here's a video of it taxing out.

    FoxNews.com - China's New Fighter Jet Could Pose 'Terrifying' Challenge to U.S. Fleet

    To those who say "Well, we had this technology 20 years ago" that is irrelevant. China has it now, and their plane, by all estimates, is superior to ours.

    So in 20 years, they went from 20 years behind us, to 20 years ahead of us.
    So by your defitition a single Airplane without the proper engine is 20 years ahead of us?

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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    So by your defitition a single Airplane without the proper engine is 20 years ahead of us?
    No, read the article. According to Navy pilot Matthew Buckley, who said this:

    Decorated Navy fighter pilot Matthew “Whiz” Buckley, a Top Gun graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School who flew 44 combat missions over Iraq, says, “It’s probably leaps and bounds above where we are, and that’s terrifying.”

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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    No, read the article. According to Navy pilot Matthew Buckley, who said this:
    Yes a retired Navy pilot looking at a picture. Doesn't mean its God truth, especially when you have the Pentagon also quoted in the article, saying its not a big deal. Of course it has the serious potential to be a big deal, but at the moment its nothing special.

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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    Isn't there a song called Whistling Past The Graveyard?

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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Here's a video of it taxing out.

    FoxNews.com - China's New Fighter Jet Could Pose 'Terrifying' Challenge to U.S. Fleet

    To those who say "Well, we had this technology 20 years ago" that is irrelevant. China has it now, and their plane, by all estimates, is superior to ours.

    So in 20 years, they went from 20 years behind us, to 20 years ahead of us.
    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    No, read the article. According to Navy pilot Matthew Buckley, who said this:
    And that pilot was flying F 18's I believe.

    Which in this case would mean the new Chinese fighter should be better ( the F 18 has been around since the mid 80s
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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    And that pilot was flying F 18's I believe.

    Which in this case would mean the new Chinese fighter should be better ( the F 18 has been around since the mid 80s
    If the new Chinese Fighter does what its supposed to do, and when its complete, it should be able to beat an F-18 in a one on one fight. That much is true, however if we are talking about total power comparison the Chinese have a long way to go to beat the US military in the fight for air superiority.

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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    The Chinese do not have to beat the US military in a fight for air superiority worldwide. Only in the most western part of the Western Pacific. By 2020 the Chinese Navy and Air Force will be able to overwhelm the US Navy in that limited part of the world. The Chinese are planning a high intensity war that would be completed before America can act effectively.

    Thus, the Chinese are planning for a limited war. The problem for the Chinese is that once the first blow is struck there is no telling where things will go. There are elements within the PLA who think America is so decadent that it will simply accept a military defeat at their hands.

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    Re: China completes stealth fighter prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Having f-22s in Taiwan would be sensless since its predicted that the almost all planes would be destroyed or immobolized due to chinese missles and bombing. The few that would survive would mainly be the ones in the air.
    It it actually f-16 C/D fighters that are on our government's wish list. You don't think we have satellite and radar coverage of China? If they DO plan to attack, those planes will be in the air before missiles and PLA fighters can hit...
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