SMN report: The Chinese can teach Western manufacturers a thing or two about names - compared with a rather plain-vanilla title like Typhoon, Vigorous Dragon sounds positively lyrical.
Interesting kit of a Chinese Mach 2-plus multi-role fighter, in service with the Chinese Army and Navy. The FC-20 export version has been ordered by Pakistan, which plans to have operational squadrons flying in 2015.
Trumpeter Chengdu J-10A Vigorous Dragon multi-role fighter
Assembled length: 359 mm (14.1 in)
Wingspan: 203 mm (8 in)
This YouTube video shows the J-10A in high speed action, and is well worth watching.
And here are some stills of the J-10A at work, courtesy ‘Retxham’ and ‘mxiong’.