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TheRegisteredOne Sep 13 2014, 4:39am says:

Isn't this western european?

+1 vote     media: Eastern European Tileset Original in Game
TheRegisteredOne Sep 6 2014, 11:43pm says:

You shouldn't stop, righteous communities would be more than happy to ban stolen material and chase out the thieves, and anybody with any shred of taste would see Enkeli's mod for the inconsistent hodgepodge piece of **** that it is. Modders with vision don't steal, and modders without vision don't make anything good, and that is plain for any intelligent audience to see.

+12 votes     media: Complain solved
TheRegisteredOne Sep 6 2014, 8:24am says:

J-10B has DSI

+1 vote     media: China J-10B
TheRegisteredOne Feb 2 2014, 8:06pm replied:

Without resorting to stereotyping Chinese scientists and engineers as brainwashed red communist drones with zero ability for invention and innovation, can anyone seriously doubt that the Chinese military industrial complex, spending twice as much money as the Russians can only come up with something after cutting corners and stealing tech?

I am just sick and tired of people (not you) on these internets who browse pictures of a non-western technology and say it is a copy/cross/love child of their favorite jet just because it has some stupidly common design features like *canards*, *LERX*, or *DSI* or that they are worthless without listing any actual evidence because of some stupid stereotype about some country or ideology.

+2 votes     media: Is it really a 5th gen?
TheRegisteredOne Feb 2 2014, 8:00pm replied:

"Do you know most of China's Aviation tech is Reversed engineered?"

Does this even matter for this discussion? Never mind that, while you can claim that SAC is only good at reverse engineering with their Flanker derivatives. Can you seriously deny the progress CAC has made on their indigenous aircraft development?

Let's just address the common insinuations against CAC that comes up:

- "J-10 is a copy of the Lavi (or substitute any other delta canard)." Whether or not CAC received technical assistance from Israel, the J-10 is a clear continuation of the J-9, which is a delta canard fighter from 70s that got cancelled in favor of the J-8.

- "J-20 stealth is reverse engineered from F-117 shot down in Serbia." Yea, but official Chinese sources have already stated that F-117 stealth is outdated by the time it was shot down, and J-20 uses different technology.

- J-20 is a copy of the F-22/F-35. Even with the espionage allegations floating around. The fact is these aircrafts have different basic planforms. Delta wing vs Trapezoidal wing. Canards vs tailplane. The rest, angled fuselage, canted fail fins, frame-less canopy, internal weapon bays, are common stealth features. If stealth shaping has to be unique, then Japanese STD-X, Korean KF-X, and Indian AMCA concepts are all copies??!

+2 votes     media: Is it really a 5th gen?
TheRegisteredOne Feb 2 2014, 7:59pm replied:

First of all, my comment was not addressed at you.

Possible fifth gen requirements:
1. Short take off
2. Super cruise
3. Stealth
4. Super maneuverability

Also possibly:
5. Advanced avionics
6. Multirole capability
7. Advanced networking.

Which one of these requirements has the J-20 clearly failed to demonstrate? This thread will not be a genuine discussion until these points are addressed with evidence backing it. Common grievances raised against the J-20:

- "Canards are not stealthy." Think of Canards as tailplanes in the front of the aircraft. I am not a specialist, so I differ to this report from Air Power Australia (which agrees with you on the inferiority of F-35) which argues that J-20 has excellent forward-aspect stealth:

- "J-20 doesn't have good avionics." I don't think anyone can make any conclusive assessments from just photos. However, from little of what we know. J-20's nose is shaped for AESA, it has EODAS, and possibly have MAWS and IRST. It also features glass cockpit, holographic HUD, Latest prototype also shows EOTS.

- "J-20 isn't maneuverable because it is big." It is about the same size as a flanker.

+2 votes     media: Is it really a 5th gen?
TheRegisteredOne Feb 2 2014, 5:54am says:

All of this speculation and stereotyping is pointless and baseless. The PLAAF, like any competent air force, would not be backing a program it has no faith in. CAC is a capable developer that has already demonstrated its abilities going from 3rd-gen Mig-21s to JF-17 to 4th-gen+ J-10Bs in mere 2 decades. Does China, with the second largest military expenditure in the world both in absolute terms and adjusted for PPP, lack the resources, the manpower, or the funds to seriously develop a 5th gen fighter? Why would any institution spend years and millions developing secret prototypes without a viable goal in mind? Surely not just to leak kewl photos for you internet armchair aviation experts...

+1 vote     media: Is it really a 5th gen?
TheRegisteredOne Oct 1 2013, 1:55am replied:

That article sources from "Sina Military Network", which is basically a blog, but then links to Want China Times, some other Taiwanese blog. Where did they get that 12 tonnes from? Closest guess is 6.5 tonnes load.

Just some wild internet guessing.

+2 votes     media: Meanwhile in China
TheRegisteredOne Sep 30 2013, 2:32am replied:

Actually WZ-19 recon chopper

+2 votes     media: Meanwhile in China
TheRegisteredOne Oct 27 2012, 9:55pm says:

4 additional L2 hovers per side and 1 additional L3 hovers.

+3 votes     media: New Core Hover Fleet - L2 and L3 Hovercrafts
TheRegisteredOne Sep 30 2012, 5:43pm says:

The sky says twilight, but the direction of the moon's crescent says day time. The crescent should be parallel to or facing towards the horizon, not away from it. This is both bad Photoshop and bad astronomy.

+1 vote     media: coruscant
TheRegisteredOne Sep 9 2012, 3:11pm replied:

You don't have core contingency. Just download ccdata.ccx here plus other goodies.

+2 votes     mod: Total Annihilation: Escalation
TheRegisteredOne Aug 1 2012, 6:33pm says:

It will look more like a shark and less like a dolphin if the dorsal tail is longer than the ventral tail

+2 votes     media: Cybran Sub WIP
TheRegisteredOne Jul 5 2012, 11:02pm replied:

J-20 has canards and delta wing.
F-22 and F-35 have elevators and trapezoid wings.

Kind of different.

+1 vote     media: Chinese J-20 Black Eagle Stealth Fighter
TheRegisteredOne Jul 5 2012, 10:58pm says:

How can you call yourselves aircraft lovers if you didn't know that delta-canard is a common aircraft configuration.

The Israelis had the Lavi, the Russians had the Su-33, the Americans had the F-15STOL/MTD. Did they all copy each other?

The J-10 is based on the J-9, another Chinese delta canard from the 70s. Talk with facts instead of fan wank to your favorite good guy plane.

+1 vote     media: Chinese J-10 Fighter Jet
TheRegisteredOne Jun 24 2012, 3:22pm replied:

darkvamp's computer is as fast as wotan's for recording

+1 vote     media: Total Annihilation Escalation beta 6 preview
TheRegisteredOne Apr 6 2012, 7:56am replied:

Dark Metal, will be in next version

+2 votes     media: Airbase 1
TheRegisteredOne Apr 5 2012, 10:19am replied:

That is the Nomad Mobile Factory.

+1 vote     media: Metal Extraction Base
TheRegisteredOne Apr 4 2012, 7:04pm replied:

Single custom UFO huh? The biggest units nothing can carry.

+2 votes     mod: Total Annihilation: Escalation
TheRegisteredOne Mar 13 2012, 1:16pm replied:

You are incorrect, the system used is called NOTAR. It uses an internal fan to produce a jet that pushes air the same way a tail rotor does. The makers of this mod even mentions this:

+1 vote     media: AC Sioux
TheRegisteredOne Mar 13 2012, 1:10pm says:

Where is the tail rotor? How does this fly?

+1 vote     media: European Tiger Gunship
TheRegisteredOne Mar 12 2012, 10:35pm replied:

J-11Bs are based off of Su-27. China doesn't use Mig-29.

+1 vote     media: China J11B SU30MKK
TheRegisteredOne Feb 10 2012, 2:11am replied:

No, Overcharge. Increases defense fire rate. Players can use their shield generators to either improve armour of their buildings via shield, or improve the firing rate of their defenses with overcharge.

+2 votes     media: Overcharge. Increases defense fire rate.
TheRegisteredOne Feb 8 2012, 9:53pm says:

Need a tail blade or counter-rotating rotor to prevent torque effect.

+1 vote     media: Chimera Render
TheRegisteredOne Feb 7 2012, 2:27pm replied:

768px height resolution minimum. Total Annihilation + Core Contingency + 3.1 Patch (And NO OTHER FILES added): . Decent CPU and memory (should probably be bought in the last 5 years).

+2 votes     mod: Total Annihilation: Escalation
TheRegisteredOne Feb 6 2012, 1:31pm replied:

What are you talking about? Radar jammers work. Maybe the AI spotted you with planes.

+2 votes     mod: Total Annihilation: Escalation
TheRegisteredOne Feb 1 2012, 3:43am replied:

There is the Manticore, Jammer Towers, Resource Generators, Advanced Storages, UW Resource units, Floating plasma cannons, Hover Carriers. Geo Upgrades. And various changes to all units in T1 and T2. But T1 and T2 factories are already overcrowded in OTA. If any mod adds a lot of T1 and T2 units, it is probably unbalanced. TA:Esc balance is determined by multiplayer tests and feedback from frequent games on game ranger.

+2 votes     media: Almost all units added by TA:Escalation
TheRegisteredOne Jan 17 2012, 4:12am says:

The shoulder patch says SWAT

+1 vote     media: PLA Soldier Unit Portrait
TheRegisteredOne Jan 17 2012, 3:53am says:

WZ-10 has entered PLA service.

+1 vote     media: WZ-9
TheRegisteredOne Jan 15 2012, 10:59pm says:

This is a Hong-6 (or H-6, or Tu-16 Badger)

+1 vote     media: Hong5
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