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More Photos of the J-20 China's Answer to the F-22
Strategy Page ^ | 1/3/2011

Posted on 01/04/2011 4:56:28 AM PST by nuconvert



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircraft; china; j20; photos

1 posted on 01/04/2011 4:56:30 AM PST by nuconvert
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“The impression here is of a big, long aircraft, 70+ feet from nose to tail, which would make sense for a number of reasons. Rob Hewson at Jane’s has reported that Russia has supplied 32,000-pound thrust 117S engines for the J-20, which would be adequate for an aircraft in the 80,000 pound class – with perhaps lower supercruise performance and agility than an F-22, but with larger weapon bays and more fuel” writes aerospace analyst Bill Sweetman, editor of Aviation Week/DTI.


2 posted on 01/04/2011 5:09:10 AM PST by WaterBoard
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To: nuconvert

Looks like a 30 year old F-16...


3 posted on 01/04/2011 5:25:50 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: WaterBoard
Larger weapons bays plus more fuel ( = longer range) would make sense for a plane whose primary purpose would be to tangle with our carrier fighter wings.

I wonder if the weapons bay is big enough to accommodate a Harpoon-class anti-ship missile? Perhaps nuke-tipped?

4 posted on 01/04/2011 5:27:12 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: nuconvert

Yep, the Chinese came up with that design all by themselves


5 posted on 01/04/2011 5:30:13 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: PapaBear3625
plane whose primary purpose would be to tangle with our carrier fighter wings

As well as first strike attack of ground based defenses like I-Hawk SAMs and Tien Kungs

6 posted on 01/04/2011 5:42:11 AM PST by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: wolfcreek

Yes... Copied the engine from a ‘49 Chevy straight 6 :)


7 posted on 01/04/2011 5:49:13 AM PST by StraightDave (.)
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To: nuconvert

The next time you see it, it might be in a million pieces with a fireball as a USAF F-22 takes it out.


8 posted on 01/04/2011 5:54:45 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: nuconvert
Wow, that thing is big... But with the canards and all-movable tail surfaces... I'll bet it is still fairly maneuverable. If the others are right, large payloads, long range... Well, that tells you what the primary design points were, and that tells you what kinds of missions they want it to go on. This is not a local air-defense fighter, this is a "forward defense" and offensive weapon system.
9 posted on 01/04/2011 5:58:51 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Hmm, when you make a mistake with html tags, it’s not a typo, is it a tag-o??? Sorry.


10 posted on 01/04/2011 5:59:48 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Looks like they may have already met, though not in direct combat. Very similiar to Northrop's YF-23 design IMO. Lost out to the F-22. Here's a pic of the two together.


11 posted on 01/04/2011 6:02:25 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: nuconvert

if you look really closely under the red star is says: “Thanks you American rat dog shoppers”


12 posted on 01/04/2011 6:03:41 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: nuconvert
Not very 'stealthy' with all those hardpoints and canards sticking out in places. It's not going to be as agile as a 22 and it's going to need that extra power to push the speed.

Pretty easy track with the techno we have. Besides, we see them first, they're slag.

13 posted on 01/04/2011 6:08:18 AM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: nuconvert

Looks like chinese junk to me.


14 posted on 01/04/2011 6:18:54 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: WaterBoard

It will make a bigger hole in the ground.


15 posted on 01/04/2011 6:28:45 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: nuconvert
Good start on a prototype. Looks like a bigger fighter/bomber than our F-35.

If they can build a lot of them, Taiwan belongs to China. The Navy doesn't have its equivalent and the AF doesn't have enough F-22s to contend with it, especially if we are dealing with more than one front.

But hey, our unions are bigger and stronger than theirs and our social welfare programs kick Chinese butt! We have our priorities straight, so take that, China!! (Oh, btw, can't we borrow some more money from you? Our social programs are kind of expensive and those pensions and obamacare are bankrupting us)

16 posted on 01/04/2011 6:36:11 AM PST by GBA (Not on our watch!)
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To: nuconvert

The Chinese copied the Raptorski... (SU-50)


17 posted on 01/04/2011 6:39:59 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Thunder90

SU-50

18 posted on 01/04/2011 6:43:32 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: edpc

yes the YF-23 does look very much like it.
Refresh my memory: Wasn’t it Northrop who was in the middle of slick willie’s ‘96 “campaign funds for missile guidance systems” treason episode? Could be, someone needed some extra cash.


19 posted on 01/04/2011 7:13:47 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: nuconvert

Just as with the SU50, till those current engine outlets are changed to IR and heat reduction outlets, both are nothing more than Raptor heatseeker bait. =.=


20 posted on 01/04/2011 7:24:16 AM PST by cranked
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To: The Sons of Liberty
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21 posted on 01/04/2011 7:25:15 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

IIRC, it was Loral Corp which, may be part of Northrop now. I know they did some joint work together on communications.


22 posted on 01/04/2011 7:26:55 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: edpc

Don’t forget Toshiba and the submarine screw technology....


23 posted on 01/04/2011 7:32:27 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: 2banana

Looks like a Mig-25 Foxbat.


24 posted on 01/04/2011 9:02:39 AM PST by rahbert
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To: Wizdum

While the J-20 is just a cheap inferior copy of an advance American fighter, we must realize that they are not meant to confront American fighters one-on- one. The Chinese government will mass produce these fighters and our carrier force fighters could be facing off with odds of ten- to - one( if not more). While I am confident that we could easily defeat multiple targets in a engagement, the overwhelming numbers will be against us. If our fighter gets lucky and takes out 3-4 J-20’s , there will still be many more heading to an unprotected target. With our current government destroying our economy and our ability to protect ourself,it is just a matter of time till the Chinese take a large part of Asia under their “influence”


25 posted on 01/04/2011 9:06:14 AM PST by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Yep, I’m still believing this is just another meal for a Raptor...

Instead of pieces, we’ll just see a bunch of poop falling from the sky...After all is said and done...


26 posted on 01/04/2011 10:23:15 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: NeverForgetBataan

I thought it said “Welcome to WalMart”...


27 posted on 01/04/2011 10:24:49 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: rahbert

Exactly what I was thinking, especially in the undercarriage. Looks like they mocked up this thing on an Foxbat airframe.


28 posted on 01/04/2011 12:08:56 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I thought it was Loral?


29 posted on 01/04/2011 12:10:46 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: GBA
Not to mention raising a generation(except those in military)that expect everything to be handed to them by the government.
30 posted on 01/05/2011 10:22:23 AM PST by mulder1
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