19 December 2012

China SignPost™ (洞察中国) #68–China Military Jet Engine Development Overview: An eReader

Gabriel B. Collins and Andrew S. Erickson, “China Military Jet Engine Development Overview: An eReader,” China SignPost™ (洞察中国) 68 (19 December 2012).

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