Shortly after the last Zhuhai Airshow ended almost two years ago, a slightly blurry picture appeared on the internet sites frequented by the thriving online community of Chinese military aviation enthusiasts that caught even them by surprise.  The photo clearly showed a new, unidentified missile with impressive dimensions. By comparing the missile’s size to the known measurements of the carrying aircraft—a Shenyang J-16 fighter—a rough estimate of the length worked ...

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