How many Flanker versions does it take to defend China? Ten, it seems. No, make that 11. Best to keep counting. Add to the Flankers the two versions of China’s indigenous J-10 fighter, various marks of J-7s and J-8s that are lingering in service and the J-20 stealth fighter, likely to join the air force by the end of the decade. This is the variety of fighter types and versions, with a kaleidoscopic array of parts, that must be supported by a military that has no great reputation for ...

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