The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site:
It provides quite a detailed summary of the article and then gives the comments that RAND’s prediction that 30 wings of U.S. warplanes can defeat outright Chinese air force is but war on paper.
The report claims that even if the U.S is able to send so many warplanes into the battles, there will be a serious shortage of logistic, maintenance and other supporting services.
RAND says 7 wings i.e. 525 warplanes of the U.S. air force can shoot down half of the Chinese attacking fighter jets in a week, but the Chinese report says that as all U.S. military bases on the first and second island chains will be destroyed by the rain of missiles from the Chinese military, where are those U.S warplanes to stay, take off or land?
Source: mil.huanqiu.com “U.S. think tank: seven wings of U.S. air force can wipe out half attacking Chinese fighter jets on Taiwan Strait” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
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