Just So You Know….

| May 4, 2020

Oh, screw the Chinese. All they have is artwork. We already have a stealth bomber working for us. It’s called the B-21 and it’s on the runways, in the hangars, now.

The Chinese stealth plane looks suspiciously like a somewhat altered copy of our very own B-21.  They haven’t come up with anything original in a very, very long time. Probably never will.

Below is a link to a video of three of these planes doing a refueling exercise.  They land like they’re floating on air, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8tAwxp5B_g

 

Category: "Your Tax Dollars At Work", Air Force, Blue Skies, China

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  1. Green Thumb says:

    Does the plane come with an action figure?

    If it does, I want one!

  2. SteeleyI says:

    The B-2 is fully operational, and has been dropping bombs on bad guys since 1999.

    The. B-21, however, is still in development. Any pictures you see are artist’s renderings.

    By now you’ll know you’re in moderation jail. Keep the comments along these lines and you can get out as easily as you went in.
    AW1

    • Slow Joe says:

      200?

      We only have 20 B2s.
      Well, 19 after we lost one years ago.

      200 B21s?

      We own the world.

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    Looks like a boomerang. Always RTB.

  4. 5th/77th FA says:

    If we can figure out how to build aircraft such as these, then we can figure out how to either bring our manufacturing ability back home or do trade and commerce with nations that are not hell bent on destroying our way of life. It will be nice when we can say that the B21 is actually flying in Wing strength, and see a video of it.

    America FIRST! HELL YEAH!

  5. Sapper3307 says:

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”
    George Washington NRA president(RET)

  6. Andy11M says:

    I still think they should have called the B-21 the “Blackjack” instead of “Raider”, but I will admit Blackjack might have caused some confusion as it’s the NATO reporting name for a Soviet/Russian bomber, the Tu-160.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      I think “Death Angel” would be a better name. A throwback to the old Boeing B-9 of 1930, the first “modern” bomber and a major developmental step towards the B-17.

  7. Commissar says:

    We are basing too many conclusions on artist renderings.

  8. Commissar says:

    My understanding is the Xian H-20 is a very angry looking aircraft. Not the goofy and bubbly looking thing in the artist rendition in the other blog post.

    It also has its intakes under the aircraft near the fuselage. Not on top like the B-2.

    Its silhouette supposedly looks like a Grumman B-2 and Lockheed B-1 had a baby.

    It also may have a variable sweep wing like the Lockheed B-1.

    So the Chinese probably stole tech but I think the design is their own.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Since when haven’t the Chinese been stealing and copycatting military technology?

      • Commissar says:

        The Chinese constantly steal tech.

        However, they also have been exceedingly innovative.

        To just assume everything they have is stolen is a failure in understanding the threat.

        To presume their technology is stolen is to presume they are always behind the US in military tech across the board.

        That is a false and dangerous assumption.

        We are losing our technological edge. And in some areas we likely have lost it. This is particularly true with respect to protecting our surface fleet from Chinese missiles.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Do you mean the COMMUNIST Chinese, Lars?

      Heh…

      • Commissar says:

        No. They are not communist.

        And calling them “communist” is just regurgitating CCP propaganda,

        • AW1Ed says:

          I can see that. Not true communist, at least any more. Now they seem to be more of a Kleptocracy. Doesn’t make the regime any more palatable, though.

        • The Other Whitey says:

          Funny how communists and sympathizers always say that about every previous communist regime. But don’t worry, they’ll get it right next time!

          It’s almost as though it’s an unworkable political system whose real goal is to oppress the masses under the thumb of an elite ruling class, who will have the power to casually order the imprisonment, torture, and death of anyone they don’t like. Y’know, like what’s actually happened in every communist regime so far.

          • Commissar says:

            I am not a communist sympathizer.

            I believe you judge regimes, particularly authoritarian regimes, by what they are and do; not by what they say.

            You think what they say is most important.

            • The Other Whitey says:

              No, I’m just noting a well-documented constant. Every communist regime does that shit. Then communists and their sympathizers declare that it “wasn’t real communism,” and go on and on and on about how wonderful this mythical “real communism” would be. Every time, without fail. It calls to mind the saying about the definition of insanity.

              I’m just drawing the logical conclusion based on the observed data. Why you have such a problem with that is beyond me.

        • Deckie says:

          We had a Chinese cadet at the Maritime College I attended who told us about his former life in “communist China.”

          Guess he was full of shit since he… yanno… grew up there and all.

          • Commissar says:

            He believed the propaganda. And what year was this?

            China was communist a few decades ago.

            • 26Limabeans says:

              “China was communist”

              This is a start. You have gotten to
              the level of “was”. Now if you can
              just make that final leap to “is”.

              C’mon man… you can get there.

            • Deckie says:

              This was not even 20 years ago.

              He still refers to it as Communist.

              • Commissar says:

                China began abandoning communism in 1979. By the mid 90s they were no longer communist.

                Authoritarian, yes, but not communist.

                Your guy is using the propaganda term without knowing what it means,

                Most Chinese don’t know what the term actually means.

                To them it means whatever the CCP says it does.

                Which, ironically, is what some of you all think it means.

                Stop buying into the propaganda.

            • SFC D says:

              If he believed the propaganda…

              Why would he have left China?

        • Hondo says:

          Gee, Koalemos (AKA Poodle AKA Commissar AKA Seagull AKA ‘Roo) – thanks for clearing that up for us mere mortals. Given your immense and divine “empirical knowledge” you must be correct!

          If you hadn’t done set us straight, we’d simply have to go by what the Preamble to the PRC’s constitution says (emphasis added):

          The victory in China’s New-Democratic Revolution and the successes in its socialist cause have been achieved by the Chinese people of all nationalities, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the guidance of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought, . . . .

          Source: http://www.npc.gov.cn/zgrdw/englishnpc/Constitution/2007-11/15/content_1372962.htm

          And yeah, that’s the PRC’s official English-language translation.

          Most of us mere mortals would have thought that a nation “under the leadership of a Communist Party” and guided by “Marxism-Leninism” and “Mao Zedong Thought” should be considered “Communist”. Again: thanks for setting us straight concerning the matter.

          Sheesh.

          • Commissar says:

            Yeah, and North Korea has a fucking constitution that talks about freedom and rights more the US constitution. In fact it gives North Korean citizens more rights.

            Both the Chinese and US constitutions are propaganda.

            Stop believing propaganda Hondo.

            I think you understand communism enough to know that the worlds largest manufacturer and trading partner is not communist.

            • Hondo says:

              The PRC is run with an iron fist by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), just like the USSR/DPRK/Vietnam/former Warsaw Pact states were run with iron fists by their respective Communist parties. Prior to their collective changes of government in the 1989-1991 period, all of those nations – including the PRC – were considered Communist dictatorships. And we traded to some extent with all of them.

              Just like in those past Communist states, those who don’t do exactly what the CCP wants or express dissident opinions have a strong tendency to disappear into some form of prison or insane asylum system. Often they’re never heard from again – just like in those former Communist states.

              Who the PRC trades with or their volume of international trade is irrelevant. Prior to the end of the USSR, the world engaged in trade with all of those other Communist states too – even including the DPRK, in spite of their Juche policy.

              The PRC is one of the few remaining Communist-led absolute dictatorships on this planet. You can deny that reality all you want, Koalemos, but your denials don’t change a damn thing. They only prove your new moniker is apropos.

          • NHSparky says:

            Don’t give him facts, Hondo. You’ll just confuse the poor lad.

        • SFC D says:

          And when it comes to regurgitating propaganda, we all look to you as the standard bearer.

          • Commissar says:

            Name some i regurgitate. Go ahead.

            I think both parties are full of shit.

            So whose propaganda am I regurgitating?

            • SFC D says:

              You are the lone voice in the wilderness, constantly crying out for attention and relevance. Everything that leaves your keyboard is a repetitive stream of left wing talking points and California dreams. Your view of the world is skewed because you’ve spent your life being told what to think and never learned to think for yourself. It seems that you’ve based your entire existence on a childish premise that your knowledge on any given subject is absolutely correct and no other view matters. You’re a small man with a big chip on his shoulder, too blinded by your own rhetoric to realize you’re nothing but a chew toy.

  9. OWB says:

    Well, DUH!!!

    I think I’ve finally GOT it, and will share so that others may become enlightened.

    That which looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck, swims like a duck, eats like a duck, smells like a duck, lays eggs & rears its young like a duck, and tastes like a duck is NOT a duck simply because a damn fool former intel occifer says so.

    And I really don’t care what it calls itself.

    • Commissar says:

      We don’t know what it looks like.

      And what we do know does not look that the outdated artist rendition you all have accepted as accurate.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        “We don’t know what it looks like”

        We have to build it before we know what
        it looks like.

  10. timactual says:

    “The Chinese stealth plane looks suspiciously like a somewhat altered copy of our very own B-21.”

    There is an old saying–“form follows function”. The laws of physics are the same for everyone.