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Old 09-28-2019, 02:02 PM   #11
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Can we have an option to use metric, please?

JF-17 a fighter for export and customised for the nation which purchases it.
I heard that both Nigeria and Myanmar have ordered JF-17. Both of nations use metric system. So I am sure their JF-17 would use metric.

Because for vertical velocity, feet per minute is not the same and nowhere near as useful as meters per second. In an air to air combat, who cares what happens after a minute. Every second count in those situations.
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:18 PM   #12
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Can we have an option to use metric, please?

I hope they could consider adding it as an option. It would be a difficult decision for me to buy this plane otherwise; I do not fly aircraft using imperial system.
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:52 PM   #13
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I think it’s interesting that some range indications seem to be in km
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:19 PM   #14
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Can we have an option to use metric, please?

JF-17 a fighter for export and customised for the nation which purchases it.
I heard that both Nigeria and Myanmar have ordered JF-17. Both of nations use metric system. So I am sure their JF-17 would use metric.

Feet and nautical miles is the international standard in aviation, both civilian and military, regardless of whether the country in question uses SI or imperial units of measure. There are a few exceptions (Russia/CIS and perhaps a few others), but the fact that a country uses SI units for everything else does not mean that they would also do so in aviation.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:29 PM   #15
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Can we have an option to use metric, please?

JF-17 a fighter for export and customised for the nation which purchases it.
I heard that both Nigeria and Myanmar have ordered JF-17. Both of nations use metric system. So I am sure their JF-17 would use metric.

Because for vertical velocity, feet per minute is not the same and nowhere near as useful as meters per second. In an air to air combat, who cares what happens after a minute. Every second count in those situations.

Thunder do not use metric units, just because it have to be compitable with PAF Viper pilots,
the throttle/stick is designed like Viper for this most important reason.

yes, it will be called 'copy'/'steal' or something like these,
for PAF, it's necessary, may be a MUST.

PAF will never want their invaluable Viper pilots to be sitting duck in military actions if Vipers are not availabl for non-technical reasons.

now, PAF Viper pilots can fly Thunder the similar way they fly Viper.

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I hope they could consider adding it as an option. It would be a difficult decision for me to buy this plane otherwise; I do not fly aircraft using imperial system.
Same here

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I think it’s interesting that some range indications seem to be in km
yes, it's confusing

Is it possible to consider an "export" version with metric unit.
It would something unvaluable for red side
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:21 AM   #17
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Thunder do not use metric units, just because it have to be compitable with PAF Viper pilots,
the throttle/stick is designed like Viper for this most important reason.

yes, it will be called 'copy'/'steal' or something like these,
for PAF, it's necessary, may be a MUST.

PAF will never want their invaluable Viper pilots to be sitting duck in military actions if Vipers are not availabl for non-technical reasons.

now, PAF Viper pilots can fly Thunder the similar way they fly Viper.
I understand. But what about those ones made by China not pakistan for Nigeria and Myanmar? They are not imperical, right?

Also, you told us that you are planning an J-10A after JF-17. Please tell us that J-10A uses metric units. Please.
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I for one am fine with imperial, both Malaysia and Nigeria operate block II aircraft

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I understand. But what about those ones made by China not pakistan for Nigeria and Myanmar? They are not imperical, right?

Also, you told us that you are planning an J-10A after JF-17. Please tell us that J-10A uses metric units. Please.
I don't see why Nigeria, former British colony, still using English as official language wouldn't use feet & knots ?
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I don't see why Nigeria, former British colony, still using English as official language wouldn't use feet & knots ?
Nigeria uses km/h for their road signs but AFAIK use feet & knots for aviation.

Airport diagrams use feet as their primary unit i.e. large type font and tower heights, with meters listed in a smaller type font for runway length, etc.



Nigerian IFR approach chart heights use FL or feet i.e. Maiduguri (DNMA)

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