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Chinese "August 1st" J-10 Display Team to perform at MAKS 2013

30 Jul 2013

A distinctive feature of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS is its colorful and rich flight program. The forthcoming MAKS 2013 is not going to be an exception.
For the first time in Russia, “August 1st”, an air demonstration team of the Chinese Air Force, named after the date of creation of the people’s liberation army of China (PLAC), will perform with Chinese-made high-speed 4th generation Chendu J-10 jet fighters



2017

21 September 2017 | Flight Global

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21 September 2017 | MILAVIA News

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20 September 2017 | IHS Jane's

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