No general chinese aviation thread for news like this so here we go?(unless mods or admin have a thread for where this news goes?)
TLDR: Alpi Aviation, manufacturer of the Strix, which is used by Italian SF, was bought for an inflated price in 2018, by a Hong Kong based front company for two Chinese state owned...
From back in March, via the Wikipedia entry on the Type 052D family:
What if the Sino-Soviet split did not occur?
Basically there were ideological differences between Mao and Khruschev, which led to the split.
Lets say in this scenario, both sides were a bit more flexible about the interpretation of Communism and agreed
to some how respect each others...
Makes sense to move this into its own thread.
This is a thread about the free-flying telescope module.
Now it has reached Mars orbit it might as well have its own thread.
In 1968 the China attempted to develop a VTOL fighter, so engineers came up with adding lift fans to the J-6 to finish it by 1971. Lack of success and the death of some of the CCP leadership gets the project canceled in 1972.
Slightly more sane proposal
Under the Chinese tank designations thread, I've mentioned the VN50 project:
The thing is, I don't even known for sure that this was a real project. For the record, the VN50 was reputed to be a heavy IFV...