It has been said the airframe alone is not the prime driver in building a modern fighter. As we can see both the Russian and Chinese designs look respectable, but all commentary tends to side on, just how good they truelly are. A true 5th generation AC (ie F-22) is the benchmark, any contemporary would have to meet or excel. The 4th generation AC are now being refered to as 4+ and 4++, through various upgrades and mods. These new AC should be refered to as 5- until it proven otherwise.
Engines, software, EW, materials, etc., these are the prime movers.
megasun wrote:I like to watch you guys commenting on this new aircraft, or others, although little is known. But I keep feeling some "arrogance" here and there, sorry.
There happen to be a news recently that X-47B is shipped from west coast to east coast Navy testing site, on a large truck, with a few pictures.
Hysteria is nothing new. Beware, China has aircraft! They rarely venture from the mainland. Beware, China has a massive sub fleet! They average 6 patrols a year (total). Call me when they're competent.
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