You will believe China has already copied the Lockheed Martin F-35 and the T-50 just visited Nellis AFB when you see these images.

Jan 28 2012 - 7 Comments

Did you know that China’s J-18 Night Owl has already been photographed and appears as a copy of the Lockheed Martin F-35? And what about the T-50 that has secretly visited Nellis AFB?

Have a look at the following images.

I didn’t know that either until Al Clark, an aviation illustrator and photographer, sent me a link to his works. Obviously, above images were photoshopped, but the result is awesome and it takes some time to analyze them and be sure they are not genuine.

I’ve often been asked to evaluate the authenticity of images published on Chinese forums and websites, as well as footage released by Iran that has often used doctored videos and fake images to spread regime’s propaganda messages and, in most cases, the authenticity of the material released by the Iranian State TV or news agency, could soon be determined.

If they want to deceive not only intelligence officer but also amateur analysts, and be much more credible, maybe Iran state media should start studying how Al Clark creates his realistic digital mock-ups.

  • Al Clark

    Thanks, David!

    • Richard Clements

      Al those are amazing!

  • VNCcc

    Very good, Messieurs Cenciotti and Clark. Shared on

  • Al Clark

    Thanks, Richard! I’ve got an album of other stuff here:

  • Angie Helix

    hehe the truth may cause panic. ;)<3 al is a good friend and his knowledge of these things could alter or avert real issues. keep up the good work sweeties <3<3

    • Al Clark

      Thanks Helix! David, Angie Helix, USN, is exactly the kind of friend we need onboard with us. She is aces, all the way around!

      • David Cenciotti

        Great. Saw her Profile on FB. Much interesting…