Remind me of a F-20 in the imagine above.The Chengdu J7 and F-7 export variant is quite a more sophisticated development of the MiG-21 and, like the J6 based on the MiG-19 has undergone quite a transformation through many different variants. The Chinese sure do know how to get the most out of an airframe. The JF-17 Thunder is, as yet not in service with the PLAAF, although Pakistan has the type in service now as a light strike fighter and it has been aggressively marketing the type to offset the costs, which at present, until the PLAAF commits wholeheartedly to, are being absorbed by Pakistan. It was being heavily marketed at the 2019 Paris Airshow too.
Proximity to the P-47 in the background might have been intentional...
View attachment 657765Thunder and Thunderbolt
View attachment 657766Thunder climb