Russian media have speculated the Chinese dumplings machine first flight in September exports to the F-60 No.
mystery of dumplings machine “
[World Wide Web roundup, according to the Russian military-industrial complex site reported on July 4 Recently, some of China’s military blogs and military Web sites published photos of a truck carrying a mysterious aircraft (due to the appearance of the Dragon Boat Festival machine, users given the nickname “dumplings machine”). Although the machine is tightly wrapped, but experts from the front of the unique shape speculated that this is not the previously reported L-15 trainer, is likely to be developed in China, another fifth-generation fighter – F -21 (export No. F-60).
Russian media analysts pointed out that the F-21 comprehensive development work began in 2007. As for the development of this new aircraft, there are two views: One is that the aircraft will mainly supply the Pakistan Air Force; The other is that it will be used for the equipment of the Chinese Navy aircraft carrier.
Russian media said that some experts believe that the F -21 may be its first flight in September of this year. He also pointed out, do not rule out that Russia will take part in the possibility of development of the aircraft – including avionics and new engines. Taking into account the size of F-21 was significantly less than the F -20 completed its maiden flight in January last year, the experts believe that China may use such a relatively low price of two-seat stealth fighter to explore the international military aviation market. (Compiled:
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