F-35 is Liaoning’s worst nightmare, says Global Times

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The US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is capable of combating China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, reports Huanqiu, the website of China’s nationalistic Global Times tabloid.In a hypothetical aircraft carrier battle between China and the United States, the main fighter jets would include the United States’ F-35C fifth-generation multirole fighter developed by Lockheed Martin and China’s J-15 carrier-based jet developed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation.The F-35 is equipped with extremely powerful offensive capabilities for both land and sea combat, with a weapons load of eight tonnes and the capacity to carry four AIM20C and AIM-9X mid-range and short-range air-to-air missiles.

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