The PJ Tatler

China stealth fighter

The media seems awed that the Chinese have a so-called “stealth fighter” in the works, despite the fact that they lack the composite manufacturing capability, super-cruise engines, advanced avionics, pilot training, or air-refueling capability to make this anything more than a 1:1 scale model of a fifth-generation stealth fighter. Shouldn’t half a century of cheap imports have warned them in advance that they are looking at a cheap knock-off of the real thing?