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(South China Morning Post)   China set to unveil new nuclear stealth bomber that could reach Los Angeles with nukes or Covid-19 like virus, whichever they choose to destroy America with   (scmp.com) divider line
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2020-05-04 1:57:31 PM  
18 votes:
Don't worry.  It flies extremely slow and is always lost.
 
2020-05-04 2:38:27 PM  
9 votes:

Nimbull: That looks like a B-2... I wonder where they got that design?


The Nazis?

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2020-05-04 5:04:02 PM  
8 votes:

Somaticasual: Now where have we heard this before..?

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2020-05-04 2:19:29 PM  
8 votes:
I hope it gets a bad-ass name from something in Chinese mythology or history that was powerful and deadly like "the dragon" or "the salamander" or "the tasty bat soup"
 
2020-05-04 2:19:21 PM  
7 votes:
lol they have stockpiles of hypersonic missile already that can get to the u.s in 15min not sure that plane is going to be made in large numbers.
 
2020-05-04 2:00:57 PM  
6 votes:
pretty sure they can drop the debt bomb any time they like and not leave their desk.
 
2020-05-04 5:08:16 PM  
5 votes:
Yeah, but it's made of Chinesium so it'll flex itself apart before it makes it past Japan.
 
2020-05-04 2:34:02 PM  
5 votes:

JesseL: Like they need a stealth bomber when they could just fill a few dozen container ships with TNT and we'd happily distribute it to every Walmart in the country.


Sounds like a power load.
 
2020-05-04 2:33:23 PM  
5 votes:

Marine1: macadamnut: Marine1: Chinese dominance is fine, so long as you don't expect to be able to vote or dissent against government.

I'm American, so I don't.

Like you just did?


This is a moderated corporate wind tunnel, not a public forum. Also, show me on the straw man where I just voted or expressed dissent against a government.
 
2020-05-04 2:23:25 PM  
5 votes:

Marine1: Chinese dominance is fine, so long as you don't expect to be able to vote or dissent against government.


I'm American, so I don't.
 
2020-05-04 2:21:11 PM  
5 votes:

Nimbull: That looks like a B-2... I wonder where they got that design?


Didn't they bulid them?
 
2020-05-04 1:39:16 PM  
5 votes:
Like they need to destroy America. We are doing a great job of destroying ourselves. All we need to do is elect more Republicans.
 
2020-05-04 3:42:25 PM  
4 votes:

arcgear: more bombs laden with the kung-flu

but seriously, I don't think any proper nation-state would resort to such war crimes.  retaliation is pretty much a foregone conclusion: escalation to mushroom clouds and lead vaults.


Which is why Trump's recent allegations about the "Wuhan labs" are so dangerous.  It directly implicates our own stated nuclear response...and the Chinese know that.

It's not like it's a farking secret...it's the underpinning of our post-WW2 deterance.

Donnie just flushed it away...and that's the BEST case scenario.
 
2020-05-04 2:30:43 PM  
4 votes:
Like they need a stealth bomber when they could just fill a few dozen container ships with TNT and we'd happily distribute it to every Walmart in the country.
 
2020-05-04 2:30:09 PM  
4 votes:
This will give middle-aged guys who read Clancy novels an excuse to add more "Chicoms" and "Norks" to their conversations.
 
2020-05-04 2:17:05 PM  
4 votes:
Imagine how screwed America would be if it had external enemies. You'd be scared too.
 
2020-05-04 2:16:15 PM  
4 votes:
That looks like a B-2... I wonder where they got that design?
 
2020-05-05 1:05:46 PM  
3 votes:

Riche: Kalashinator: Riche: Why hasn't anybody developed or announced a stealth cruise missile? You would be getting the best of both worlds-- blowing the hell out of distant targets with zero warning and zero risk of getting your crew shot down.

A stealth cruise missile wouldn't be cheap, but it would still be peanuts compared to the acquisition and operational costs of a fleet of stealth aircraft. I sometimes suspect the USAF has a modest stockpile and are keeping them super-secret.

Or decommissioned them:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM-129_​ACM

And there's still updated versions of the non-nuclear AGM-86, with a conventional one in active service and nuclear successor in the works to replace them.

Sweden/Germany developed the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KEPD_350

UK/France/Italy also developed the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Sh​adow

Could be more from other nations, but I didn't delve deeper into it.  Knowing how susceptible I am to wiki-walking, I'd wind up at the production of The New Yankee Workshop or some shiat, not knowing how the hell I got there.

Also, If you're prone to wiki-walking, stay clear of TVtropes unless you have an entire day to kill. That site is pure internet quicksand.


And that's just the Zootopia section.
 
2020-05-04 4:30:08 PM  
3 votes:
Now where have we heard this before..?

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2020-05-04 3:31:27 PM  
3 votes:
If it's a stealth bomber, there shouldn't be anything visible to unveil.
 
2020-05-04 3:08:13 PM  
3 votes:

not enough beer: Cythraul: Ringshadow: We've had bombers that can cross the world with dangerous payload for decades. Why is this news?

It's news because it implies that China is slowly becoming our military equal.  And that when their economy gets strong enough, they will attemp to replace the U.S. as one of their major trading partners.  Then they will use that military might to go tell us to fark ourselves.

Not in a direct invasion of the United States, mind you. But more like China using its military might to invade other smaller countries to exert its will. You know, like the way the United States has been doing for the past 60 years.   And some of those smaller nations may be friends of ours.

They won't try to replace us as a trading partner. They need us to buy their shiat. I will also point out China has bought like 3 aerospace companies trying to build a reliable jet engine and their attempt at an airliner has been a farking disaster. The FAA and EASA have nothing shiat it down multiple times.


It would be wrong to underestimate the Chinese. They have 4 times as many people as the US, so for every outstanding scientist or engineer that we have, they can have 4 if they apply themselves to educating the population. Vast numbers of their people can live in substandard conditions but as long as they all produce something and contribute to the tax base, their national GDP can still match that of the US. The population may be dirt poor but the government gets paid.

Over time, they'll catch up and potentially exceed the West in technology overall. They're certainly giving us a run for our money. If there's anything history has shown us, it's that no one is untouchable, no empire is invulnerable and a determined group of people should never be underestimated.

This could be good in the sense of competition leading to more innovation overall - eg, the Space Race, better products, more economic competitiveness, etc. It could also be bad if it leads to war.

The people sent to fight wars generally don't make much noise about it because they've been told that they're "fighting for their country", but the only people who benefit are politicians and people who make money making weapons. Let's not have a war.
 
2020-05-04 3:07:19 PM  
3 votes:
What's the plan, bomb LA then land at LAX?
Because there won't be a home to return to.
 
2020-05-04 2:54:29 PM  
3 votes:

Ringshadow: We've had bombers that can cross the world with dangerous payload for decades. Why is this news?


It's news because it implies that China is slowly becoming our military equal.  And that when their economy gets strong enough, they will attemp to replace the U.S. as one of their major trading partners.  Then they will use that military might to go tell us to fark ourselves.

Not in a direct invasion of the United States, mind you. But more like China using its military might to invade other smaller countries to exert its will. You know, like the way the United States has been doing for the past 60 years.   And some of those smaller nations may be friends of ours.
 
2020-05-04 2:37:15 PM  
3 votes:

macadamnut: Sorry, I meant echo chamber. Although a wind tunnel's not the worst metaphor either.


Ah. I remember my first read-through of Howard Zinn.
 
2020-05-04 2:35:13 PM  
3 votes:
Sorry, I meant echo chamber. Although a wind tunnel's not the worst metaphor either.
 
2020-05-04 2:34:50 PM  
3 votes:

Rapmaster2000: This will give middle-aged guys who read Clancy novels an excuse to add more "Chicoms" and "Norks" to their conversations.


Good insight.  I retired from the military with much of it in the Pacific theater and I can't recall either term being used except by Clancy fanciers
 
2020-05-04 2:34:50 PM  
3 votes:

macadamnut: Marine1: macadamnut: Marine1: Chinese dominance is fine, so long as you don't expect to be able to vote or dissent against government.

I'm American, so I don't.

Like you just did?

This is a moderated corporate wind tunnel, not a public forum. Also, show me on the straw man where I just voted or expressed dissent against a government.


Noam, is that you?
 
2020-05-04 2:12:57 PM  
3 votes:
I like how some Weibo posted what the bomber may look like.
 
2020-05-05 3:01:17 PM  
2 votes:

Riche: Baloo Uriza: And that's just the Zootopia section.

Please don't tempt me. I actually need to get some shiat done today. 😁


Getting shiat done is overrated
 
2020-05-04 7:50:38 PM  
2 votes:

edmo: Supersonic stealth? Good luck with that.


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2020-05-04 7:44:53 PM  
2 votes:
Supersonic stealth? Good luck with that.
 
2020-05-04 6:23:19 PM  
2 votes:

Jubeebee: Kalashinator: Riche: Why hasn't anybody developed or announced a stealth cruise missile? You would be getting the best of both worlds-- blowing the hell out of distant targets with zero warning and zero risk of getting your crew shot down.

A stealth cruise missile wouldn't be cheap, but it would still be peanuts compared to the acquisition and operational costs of a fleet of stealth aircraft. I sometimes suspect the USAF has a modest stockpile and are keeping them super-secret.

Or decommissioned them:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM-129_​ACM

And there's still updated versions of the non-nuclear AGM-86, with a conventional one in active service and nuclear successor in the works to replace them.

Sweden/Germany developed the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KEPD_350

UK/France/Italy also developed the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Sh​adow

Could be more from other nations, but I didn't delve deeper into it.  Knowing how susceptible I am to wiki-walking, I'd wind up at the production of The New Yankee Workshop or some shiat, not knowing how the hell I got there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM-158C​_LRASM

There are others, but the LRASM is actually in procurement.


Neat!  Hadn't heard about that one.  Thanks!


/aw, dangit
 
2020-05-04 5:34:53 PM  
2 votes:
Riche: Why hasn't anybody developed or announced a stealth cruise missile? You would be getting the best of both worlds-- blowing the hell out of distant targets with zero warning and zero risk of getting your crew shot down.

A stealth cruise missile wouldn't be cheap, but it would still be peanuts compared to the acquisition and operational costs of a fleet of stealth aircraft. I sometimes suspect the USAF has a modest stockpile and are keeping them super-secret.


Or decommissioned them:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM-129​_​ACM

And there's still updated versions of the non-nuclear AGM-86, with a conventional one in active service and nuclear successor in the works to replace them.

Sweden/Germany developed the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KEPD_35​0

UK/France/Italy also developed the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_S​h​adow

Could be more from other nations, but I didn't delve deeper into it.  Knowing how susceptible I am to wiki-walking, I'd wind up at the production of The New Yankee Workshop or some shiat, not knowing how the hell I got there.
 
2020-05-04 5:25:18 PM  
2 votes:

arcgear: dogsafark: thornhill: Nimbull: That looks like a B-2... I wonder where they got that design?

The Nazis?

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I believe Jack Northrop's flying wings were largely independent of the Horten designs. But love me some Nazi warbirds.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QD3JWVSk​DuU]
short documentary on the horton bomber


Hale Horton.
 
2020-05-04 5:12:23 PM  
2 votes:

ketkarsa: I am pretty sure they can just embed some Chinpokemon-type shiat into Tik Tok videos and we will happily destroy ourselves.  See: USA 2020.


Speaking of things that I'm surprised we haven't collectively yeeted voluntarily or outlawed as spyware...
 
2020-05-04 5:08:19 PM  
2 votes:
Well Trump says they are trying to thwart his chances of re-election.

That doesn't sound to me like they want to destroy America. Sounds like they want to save it.
 
2020-05-04 4:37:47 PM  
2 votes:

Nimbull: That looks like a B-2... I wonder where they got that design?


the Germans.  Just like the US did
 
2020-05-04 3:32:45 PM  
2 votes:
Remember when things used to look different from each other?
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They just don't seem to be puttting the same effort into it anymore.
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They could at least paint it another color, I mean come on..
 
2020-05-04 3:17:52 PM  
2 votes:
Strategic bombers are far more dangerous  in an anti-shipping role.

Why bomb LA when you can sink all the ships & slowly strangle Hawaii, Japan, & South Korea?
Combine this with attack subs, smart mines , & autonomous underwater drones, & you could enact a cheap/effective naval blockade.
 
2020-05-04 3:12:17 PM  
2 votes:

Marine1: macadamnut: Sorry, I meant echo chamber. Although a wind tunnel's not the worst metaphor either.

Ah. I remember my first read-through of Howard Zinn.


No you don't.

And how long is this list of left-wing bogeymen anyway? I'll take less than or equal to the number of fingers you have.
 
2020-05-04 2:58:53 PM  
2 votes:
Wait, so it's a steam powered stealth bomber?
 
2020-05-04 2:41:19 PM  
2 votes:
The Remaining States of America will become The Chinese States of America. Pacifica will endeavor to develop good trade relations with our communist friends to the east.
 
2020-05-04 2:21:25 PM  
2 votes:
If they do that, I'm gonna invade China as a one-man army and I'm gonna fart like the gates of hell until they suffocate and surrender to my horrible bioweapon.
 
2020-05-04 2:20:04 PM  
2 votes:

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Like they need to destroy America. We are doing a great job of destroying ourselves. All we need to do is elect more Republicans.


Yup. If they actually wanted to destroy us they just have to keep donating to the Republican party/candidates and American right wing lobbyists, think tanks, and organizations like Putin has done to spectacular success.
 
2020-05-04 1:56:08 PM  
2 votes:
Yep.  The "greatest nation on Earth" is also the greatest at destroying itself.

al Qaeda figured that out.  One day of attacks was all it took for us to kill thousands of our own, hundreds of thousands of others and lose a shiat load of money in the process.

Get a Republican in office and America is that much closer to her demise.
 
2020-05-05 1:26:17 PM  
1 vote:

Baloo Uriza: And that's just the Zootopia section.


Please don't tempt me. I actually need to get some shiat done today. 😁
 
2020-05-05 6:53:54 AM  
1 vote:

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What is this?  A stealth fighter for ants??
 
2020-05-04 7:01:05 PM  
1 vote:

Evil Mackerel: Somaticasual: Now where have we heard this before..?

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i have that model kit.
 
2020-05-04 6:45:30 PM  
1 vote:

Somaticasual: Now where have we heard this before..?

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Looks like a rendered CAD dropped into a photo of a hanger.  Yeesh, at least at some colour to the wings, maybe a few reflective spots, not the base render.
 
2020-05-04 5:06:26 PM  
1 vote:

Bluenosed Baker: Have they been able to design, and produce a reliable turbine engine yet? You know, one that they don't skimp on the alloys to grift a few cents and the thing detonated because it's out of tolerance?


Let's see:

"The WS-10 is still a transitional engine for the H-20 because it is not powerful enough. The eligible replacement may take two to three years for development," one of the sources said

Those are jet engine development years, not calendar years.
 
2020-05-04 4:32:01 PM  
1 vote:
Have they been able to design, and produce a reliable turbine engine yet? You know, one that they don't skimp on the alloys to grift a few cents and the thing detonated because it's out of tolerance?
 
2020-05-04 3:06:35 PM  
1 vote:

RainDawg: The Remaining States of America will become The Chinese States of America. Pacifica will endeavor to develop good trade relations with our communist friends to the east.


I'd rather we built a wall.
 
2020-05-04 2:24:47 PM  
1 vote:

macadamnut: Marine1: Chinese dominance is fine, so long as you don't expect to be able to vote or dissent against government.

I'm American, so I don't.


Like you just did?
 
2020-05-04 2:20:04 PM  
1 vote:
Cold War 2: Electric Boogaloo?

//i'm not sure we can take the moral high-ground here, with our show of force on guam in mind.
 
2020-05-04 2:19:58 PM  
1 vote:
Chinese dominance is fine, so long as you don't expect to be able to vote or dissent against government.
 
2020-05-04 2:19:32 PM  
1 vote:

Nimbull: That looks like a B-2... I wonder where they got that design?


Photoshop?
 
2020-05-04 2:16:30 PM  
1 vote:

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Like they need to destroy America. We are doing a great job of destroying ourselves. All we need to do is elect more Republicans.

I presume "can reach L.A." is just sensationalism.  China has no incentive to pose a military threat to the U.S. directly.  Not when Congress has opened every orifice to foreign and multi-national interests.

Why invade when you can get insane RoIs that exceed any threat-imposed tribute by hiring a lobbying firm?
 
2020-05-04 2:13:15 PM  
1 vote:
Isn't it cheaper to back their own moron to become president? Like maybe back Loie Gohmert or Steve King for president. And there's always Paris Hilton or Snooki.
 
2020-05-04 2:13:12 PM  
1 vote:
I am pretty sure they can just embed some Chinpokemon-type shiat into Tik Tok videos and we will happily destroy ourselves.  See: USA 2020.
 
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