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Old 11-15-2015, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default China developing indigenous SU-34...??

Looks like China is developing it's own version of the Russian SU-34 Strike Flanker. They're already producing homebrewed versions of the SU-27 and SU-30, so this really shouldn't come as any great surprise. This could ultimately be good news for diecast collectors who are Flanker fans, the diecast manufacturers, which are overwhelmingly located in China, just love to make models of Chinese military aircraft, so it seems almost certain that if a Sino built SU-34 clone enters PLAAF service we'll eventually see a diecast reproduction of it.

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Old 11-20-2015, 07:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Now the Chinese can also have a go at reverse engineering the Su-35 too,
lets see, some of the 24 airplanes broken up for reverse engineering purposes
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Now the Chinese can also have a go at reverse engineering the Su-35 too,
lets see, some of the 24 airplanes broken up for reverse engineering purposes
Indeed, the Chinese are quite good at reverse engineering, as we've seen time and time again.

What they've been unable to accomplish through reverse engineering is the domestic large scale production of reliable high performance powerplants for fighter aircraft like the SU-35, their native designed J-10 Vigorous Dragon, etc. They rely almost entirely on Russia as the source for the engines to power these types of aircraft.

Apparently the big hurdle the Chinese face is the lack of a very rare high temperature metal called Rhenium which is a critical component of Nickel based super alloys used in the combustion chambers, turbine blades, and exhaust nozzles of jet engines. About 45 metric tons of Rhenium are produced annually worldwide with Chile, the U.S. and Poland being the 3 largest producers. China produces a scant 3 tons per yr. domestically, which apparently is not enough to sustain large scale production of reliable high performance turbine components, so it appears China will have to rely on Russia at least for awhile, for most of it's fighter jet engines.
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To me,everythings of China were just copy others.But those they make are with low quality.
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