Skip to comments.China's Chengdu J-20 fighter to compete with Russia's T-50
Posted on 08/22/2014 11:26:36 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
China is in the process of developing its own native fifth-generation fighter to compete with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and Russia's T-50. Although China has been secretive about the exact specifications of the aircraft, experts are warning that the plane could be a game-changer in East Asia's potentially fragile security environment.
China's Chengdu J-20 is currently in its fourth round of prototypes. On July 26, the most recent version of the fighter flew for two hours before successfully landing.
Information about the J-20 is limited, but an unnamed Asian government source told IHS Jane's that upwards of 20 J-20s could be deployed by within the decade.
The J-20 has evolved rapidly from its first documented prototype in 2011. Each successive prototype has shown a number of design advancements that help the plane evade enemy radar detection. These changes include modifying the plane's wing size and adjusting the air intakes to maximize stealth.
It's likely that China is also outfitting the J-20 with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar in the plane's nose.
AESAs are incredibly powerful radar systems broadcast at ..
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I’m not an air buff but that is one good looking plane.
Pick turkey # 1 or turkey # 2 ,did both countries buy the plans from the same person ?
We should deliberately leak the plans of the F-35 to the Chinese so that they can bankrupt themselves trying to build a workable plane...
I think they steal them from us!!!
That would be a good plan but I read the Chinese already stole much of it and the F-22 plans.
With foreplanes, could be more maneuverable than the F-35. Maybe closer to Eurofighter in terms of maneuverability.
What makes you think they don’t already have them?
“What makes you think they dont already have them?”
Well you may be right, China does appear to be tanking economically, so the plan may have worked.
Raptor-san v Raptor-ski
“We should deliberately leak the plans of the F-35 to the Chinese so that they can bankrupt themselves trying to build a workable plane...
I think we already did.