China officially brought its own clone of the MiG-21 (J-7) in the first band of operation. It comes as no surprise. Over the past 4 years, China more than doubled to increment the number of modern combat aircraft (J-10, J-11, Su-27, Su-30 and J-8F) from 500 to more than 1,200. Four years back China relied in the main on about 2,000 copies of local Russian MiG-19 (J-6) and MiG-21 (J-7). Yet there are several hundred bombers, in the main it is a fake Russian aircraft. Usually, the actual number of Chinese state aircraft is lurking. But thanks to the ability of the Chinese to move freely throughout the country and access to the web you can find and count all the units of the Air Force in the country. This demonstrates the strength of the current, which runs from the rapidly based on MiG-21 and MiG-19 for more more capable aircraft. China buys and builds a lot of Russian Su-27 and Su-30. But there is also the new home-grown structure, such as J-20.
Another prerequisite for the transfer of J-7 to secondary regions (where modern fighter hardly possible to meet) is the inability to use the J-7 for a mass military training. This is essentially because China is revising its military flight training applets. The current system is 10 years of theoretical and flight training. Bimbo abbreviated example program takes 5-7 years with an increase in flight hours in more than 40 percent. This is more in line with Western methods, while the current system was based on more than Russian, developed during the cool of the war. Brand new system puts more emphasis on instilling students with combat flying abilities before they can graduate. Russian planes cool war era, such as the MiG-21 have not been established for use in a busy training pilots in western style.
Bimbo training programm in fact — is an evolution in the need for new ways of teaching and training of pilots for the management of more modern aircraft. Pilot training for the new fighter was more crowded than all previous aircraft. In addition, China has also conducted training fights to combat with other modern fighters, such as in Taiwan, the land of the rising sun and the United States. China does not keep it in bolshennom secret, so, of course, giving it and realize its possible opponents.
China for a long period of time was naikrupneyshim nick MiG-21 in the form of clones J-7. China As before exporting J-7, but he quickly removes them from service. J-7 was in almost all respects a more advanced version of the MiG-21, because the Chinese have continued to work on improving the design of J-7. More than 10,000 MiG-21 and J-7 have been produced over the last 50 years, making it more massive jet fighter of the last century (during the second World War, there were several helical fighters made in large quantities). MiG-21 looked harsh machine, but was feeble in action, as we bring down more often than the opposite. At the time of the collapse of the Union of Russian in 1991 in the Russian Federation were in service 186 MiG-21. These MiG-21 was officially retired a couple of years later. India is the last great nick MiG-21 and is in the process of decommissioning.