Lots of high resolution pictures --> HERE
looks like the Chinese weren’t the only ones to get those F-22 plans.
how anyone can say this administration is helping the US with a straight face is beyond me. I see the results of treason almost every day
That photo and the first one at the link you posted screams “MOCKUP” to me. Look at the fit and finish on the nose of this “aircraft”. It looks more like the canvas skin of a Sopwith Camel rather than a supersonic air superiority platform.
I’ve looked over all the photos.
There a a lot of things wrong with this “fighter”.
First, its too small. It is about 1/2 scale.
Second, The engine intakes and exhaust are tiny, even for the 1/2 scale size. It would barely produce enough power to take off.
Third, the canopy glass is wavy, looks like plastic. Also there isn’t sufficient room to close the canopy withthe pilot seated.
Fourth, no lock down hooks on the canopy mechanism. Further, the hold-open mechanism is offset on one side, not centered, and looks like it is just a stick to wedge it open.
Fifth, no HUD.
Sixth, Aerodynamically, this thing is a mess. The Canards are fixed, not fully pivoting (like all supersonic control surfaces). The canards are inline with the rear wings; the resulting flow over the rear wings would be disruptive. The chord of the rear wing appears to be incredibly thick, only suitably for bi-plane speeds. And what of those bent-down tips? You only see that in the movies.
Seventh, the landing gear is almost certainly borrowed from one of their F-5s, but no apparent retraction capability exist for the rear assemblies.
I’m very confident saying that this is a prop made out of plywood, sheet metal and plastic.
I wonder how they got the aircraft up onto the turntable, ramps? No gantry crane visible.
This is a very small "aircraft", about the size of an A-4, I'd guess.
Not much room for a radar dish in the nose. Can't see out of the canopy worth a hoot, and feeble radar. It will need all the "stealth" it can get!
The last time I saw something like that it was parked in front of the Piggly Wiggly for a quarter a ride.
LOL that freakin thing looks ridiculous. I’d wager the damned thing cannot even fly!!!
ROFL that is nothing more than a stage prop. Go luck at the pictures. I bet we never see pictures of it in flight.
It combines the aerodynamics of a sledge hammer, the ruggedness of tissue paper, the responsive control of a 1970 Buick and the reliability and safety features of a Yugo. All in one package.
My goodness...for a stealth fighter, it certainly REFLECTS a lot of light!
It looks like a turtle.
If this thing actually flies, I'm buying every worthy oriental gentleman in the pix a Bushmills. BTW, I think I saw this very plane on that historic History Channel episode, "NAZI Wunderwaffen of 1987."
No chance this thing is for real. Love the RV canopy, especially the way it almost fits the cockpit. Nice try, though, and a perfect photo-op for the MSM to take a break from covering gun crimes committed by deranged teens with automatic revolvers.
Someone call Popular Mechanics or Boy's Life right away. Perfect article title: "How to turn a derelict F-5 into a Super-Stealthy Lawn Ornament with these common hobby materials!"