Tupolev Tu-16 (USSR) ✈ XIAN H-6 (China)

Tupolev Tu-16 (USSR). First flight: 27 April 1952 (WIKI)


XIAN H-6 (China). First flight: 1959 (WIKI)

The Xian H-6 is a license-built version of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 twin-engine jet bomber, built for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
Delivery of the Tu-16 to China began in 1958, and the Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation (XAC) signed a license production agreement with the USSR to build the type in the late 1950s. The first Chinese Tu-16, or “H-6” as it was designated in Chinese service, flew in 1959. Production was performed by the plant at Xian, with at least 150 built into the 1990s. China is estimated to currently operate around 120 of the aircraft.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (USSR) ✈ Shenyang J-5 (China)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (USSR). First flight: 14 January 1950

Shenyang J-5 (China). First flight: 19 July 1956

The MiG-17 was license-built in China, Poland and East Germany into the 1960s. The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) obtained a number of Soviet-built MiG-17 Fresco-A day fighters, designated J-5 in the early 1950s. To introduce modern production methods to Chinese industry the PLAAF obtained plans for the MiG-17F Fresco-C day fighter in 1955, along with two completed pattern aircraft, 15 knockdown kits, and parts for ten aircraft.
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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (USA) ✈ CAIG Wing Loong (China)

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (USA). First flight: 2 February 2001

CAIG Wing Loong (China). First flight: 2009

Designed and developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute (CADI), a division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Pterodactyl I bears a distinct similarity in appearance to the Predator/Reaper family of drones developed by the United States.
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Beriev A-50 (USSR) ✈ KJ-2000 (China)

Beriev A-50 (USSR).  First flight: 19 December 1978 (Wiki)

The Beriev A-50 (NATO reporting name: Mainstay) is a Soviet airborne early warning and control (AEW) aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-76 transport.
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KJ-2000 (China). First flight: 2003 (Wiki)

KJ-2000 (NATO reporting name: Mainring) is a Chinese Airborne early warning and control system comprising domestically designed electronics and radars installed on a modified Ilyushin Il-76 airframe
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Ilyushin Il-76 (Russia) ✈ Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (USA) ✈ Xian Y-20 (China)

Ilyushin Il-76 (Russia). First flight: 25 March 1971 (WIKI)

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (USA). First flight: 15 SEPTEMBER 1991 (WIKI)

Xian Y-20 (China).  First flight: 26 January 2013 (WIKI)

Yakovlev Yak-18A (USSR) ✈ Nanchang CJ-6 (China)

Yakovlev Yak-18A (USSR). First flight: 1956 (WIKI)

Nanchang CJ-6 (China). First flight: August 27, 1958 (WIKI)

The CJ-6 is an all-original Chinese design that is commonly mistaken for a Yak 18A. It`s predecessor, the Nanchang CJ-5, was a licence-built version of the Yak-18.
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Sukhoi Su-33(USSR) ✈ Shenyang J-15 (China)

Sukhoi Su-33(USSR). First flight: 17 August 1987 (WIKI)

Shenyang J-15 (China). First flight: August 31, 2009 (WIKI)

An unfinished Su-33 prototype, the T-10K-3, was acquired from Ukraine in 2001 and is said to have been studied extensively, with development on the J-15 beginning immediately afterward. While the J-15 appears to be structurally based on the Su-33, the indigenous fighter features Chinese technologies as well as avionics from the J-11B program.
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Dassault Rafale (France). First flight: 4 July 1986 (WIKI)

Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Sweden). First flight: 9 December 1988 (WIKI)

Eurofighter Typhoon (Multi-national). First flight: 27 March 1994 (WIKI)


Sukhoi Su-15 (USSR) ✈ Shenyang J-8II (China)

Sukhoi Su-15 (USSR). First flight: 30 May 1962 (WIKI)

Shenyang J-8II (China). First flight:5 July 1969 (WIKI)