- Feb 20, 2022
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Not an Urban myth - go read PAFs own history published back in 2008 by Alan Warnes where the J-10A is shown as the FC-20A and was available to purchase - unless you consider the PAF liars versus your own words.
I have the book. Yes, the image used in the book is the J-10A model. But read the text. The PAF only started seriously considering the J-10 when the B model was under development and revealed in 2008, which is the baseline for the C model and eventually the export specific J-10CE a few years later. The PAF were hoping to have 40 by 2015 according to the book and the PAF! That clearly didn't happen. But my original point was that the PAF was not the main reason for the improvements in the B, C, and eventually CE models. Work on these were already underway. The PAF were only able to acquire the aircraft once the export specific CE model became available.