The L.O.O.T.M. Archive

Lust Object of the Month

January 2011

The first LOOTM of the decade may, in geopolitical terms, set the tone for the next ten years.  Or it could just be a cool airplane.

The Chinese are developing more modern and capable fighter aircraft. So if an F-16 was blended with a Eurofighter, the result might be very similar to the Chengdu J-10.

The performance is roughly equivalent to the F16/Rafale/Mirage2000/Su-27. It also have futuristic looks and one control stick/one seat/one (big!) engine--what's not to like. Besides, who wouldn't want to fly an airplane named, "Vigorous Dragon"?

(Wonder if this is where all that money I spend on toys made in China goes . . . ?)

The January LOOTM is the Eurofighter.


An artist's rendering (?) of a J-10 with weapons load and gear down.


The profile view bears quite a resemblance to the F-16. The plan form, however . . .


This J-10 show the clean lines as well as the canard configuration. The wingtip vortices suggest it is pulling heavy g at the moment.