Aircraft of the Vietnam Era
Chinese aircraft developed in the twentieth century are copies of Russian made and American aircraft which they had contact with. Although the makers of aircraft are usually silent to their competitors they don't need to take the secrets from their competitors, because they will gladly give them to their competitors. Other competitors had sufficient information to develop their own aircraft and contribute their technical secrets to the military. The best aircraft had to be used by the Chinese or else they would certainly not be able to compete with the American invaders. These secrets had nothing to do with economic influences or culture but they were all put on Asia, and they could do more again after this Vietnam Era.
Sharing of the secrets of aircraft is just like all these other technical information. The Migs are a deadly kind of plane which fire missiles with long range effects and include the Mig 19 and 23. They were made long ago but they are still purchased and used, adapted by various air forces. Their experiences say they are average kinds of fighters that often are not as effective as is wanted. The best information can be spread much more easily today through more computer communications and American business practices. These are not really necessary since these makers will gladly share their information in the process of warfare, just as information of pilots and aircraft types are spread to those who should know.
Thus excellent sources of technical and engineering information can also be good sources of aircraft data from the Vietnam Era. These older sources are now more available to everyone, as on the internet, and can be freely learned by everyone. Funded companies can especially be part of putting together the data on these aircraft. Better funding will certainly not be important in development of defenses when the USA is open to new wars, as seen in the Bush era.
(from Julie Chen, 07.26,2005)