Jake identified the aircraft as MiG-19s and Antonovs. He was correct in saying that they were '70s-era Russian aircraft. However, the fighters were of a pure-delta planform, unlike actual MiG-19s. Those fighters are most likely (considering the time when Jericho was made) to have been J-10s. At that time the only plane in the Chinese Air Force that had both delta wing and air refueling capacity were J-10s (to escort transport planes). All the MiG-19/J-6 (Chinese) were not in PLAAF inventory (as of 2006), and it also had a very short range. The transport aircraft were more likely the Chinese version of C-130 Hercules (which are called Y-8). Considering the plotline and Jake's comment, it is more likely he meant the Chinese version of Il-76, which are Ilushin not Antonovs.