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Chengdu J-20
« on: September 30, 2016, 11:00:25 PM »
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A single-seat, multirole stealth fighter aircraft, the Chengdu J-20 is manufactured by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) of China.

It is a fifth-generation aircraft being built for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Its Nato reporting name is Black Eagle. Two prototypes were developed in November 2010 for aerial and ground testing.

Potential customers of the J-20 are Pakistan, the Middle East, Latin America, South-East Asia and African countries.

Chengdu J-20 design

The J-20 is designed to execute ground attack missions even in hostile environments. The aircraft can reach higher altitudes with its delta wings in supersonic speeds.

It is larger than Sukhoi T-50 and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. The front portion of the prototype looks similar to the F-22 Raptor and the rear section looks like a Sukhoi T-50.


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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 11:02:24 PM »
Third Prototype of China’s Stealth Jet Makes Maiden Flight and Shows Improvements | The Aviationist - Mar 02 2014



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The third prototype of China’s 5th generation fighter jet made its maiden flight on Mar. 1.

As already explained, Beijing’s radar-evading plane shows several differences from the first (and second) prototype aircraft, a sign China is improving and developing more in the field of low observability applied to fighter jets.

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Photos from China Defense Blog

J20 prototype 2017 conducts its maiden flight - November 24, 2015


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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 11:05:55 PM »
From ainonline.com

Chengdu’s J-20 Enters Production - February 14, 2016
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China’s much-debated J-20 stealth fighter has now entered the low-rate initial production (LRIP) phase. Following on from two prototype/technology demonstrators and at least six pre-production development aircraft, the first of a new batch of production examples made an appearance outside Chengdu’s works in late December. It reportedly made its first flight on January 18, by which time a second LRIP aircraft had also been spotted at the airfield.

Whereas the earlier aircraft had all been numbered in the 20xx range, and were revealed in a full painted finish, aircraft 2101 was seen undergoing taxi trials in December in a yellow primer finish typical of aircraft fresh from Chengdu’s production lines. A second LRIP machine, 2102, was recorded in January, also in the primer finish.

More J-20 Stealth Fighters Built in China - July 19, 2016
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China’s Chengdu Aircraft Company (CAC) has built more Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) J-20 stealthy jet fighters, with another new aircraft featured in flight on Chinese websites over the past week. This is the second known J-20 LRIP aircraft, after the first example serialed 2101 was shown in late December 2015. They follow two prototypes and six known development aircraft that featured a successive series of refinements.

The latest aircraft is painted in shades of gray and carries toned down national insignia, but unlike all previous J-20s has no identifying serial numbers. Reports from China suggest that this latest aircraft may in fact be the fourth LRIP aircraft, but verifiable evidence of this has yet to surface. Most information about the J-20 has emerged from unofficial Chinese websites, and the type has never been shown in public.

The appearance of LRIP aircraft suggests that the type is nearing introduction into service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. A number of J-20s have been seen on satellite imagery at the China Flight Test Establishment base at Xi’an-Yanliang. The latest report to Congress on Chinese defense developments by the U.S. Department of Defense suggests that the J-20 could become operational in 2018.


This is thought to be the first production J-20 fighter, and was recorded outside the Chengdu Aircraft Company’s factory last December.

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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 11:35:03 AM »
J-20 to debut at Chinese air show amid reports of possible larger variant | IHS Jane's 360 - 01 November 2016
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Published in the Chinese Journal of Aeronautics , the paper was written by six authors, including Yang Wei of the Chengdu Aircraft Design and Research Institute, who is the J-20's chief designer.

Entitled 'Aircraft vulnerability modelling and computation methods based on product structure and CATIA', the paper offers illustrations of a single-seat twin-engine canard-configuration aircraft based on the J-20.

However, the illustration shows an aircraft featuring a wider fuselage with a larger internal weapons bay, more widely separated turbofans and inward-canted vertical stabilisers mounted aft mid wing.

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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 12:24:39 PM »
LOOK: China debuts J-20 stealth jet | ABS-CBN news - Nov 01 2016


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China unveils its J-20 stealth fighter on an air show in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China, November 1, 2016. China Daily/via Reuters

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Footage: China's fifth-generation stealth fighter J20 makes debut at Zhuhai Airshow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyCagF0RUQQ

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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2016, 06:50:13 AM »
Airshow China 2016: J-20 cameo generates more questions than answers | IHS Jane's 360 - 04 November 2016
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The first public showing of the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) J-20 'fifth-generation' fighter was one of the most anticipated moments of the Airshow China 2016 exhibition, which took place from 1-6 November in Zhuhai, southern Guangdong Province.

However, those hoping to see a demonstration of the capabilities for which the aircraft has become famous through various Chinese online blogs and other open sources came away disappointed.

A pair of Chinese J-20 'fifth-generation' fighters overflying this year's Airshow China exhibition in Zhuhai on 1 November. Source: AP/PA

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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 11:08:33 AM »
Two operational J-20



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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 12:28:21 AM »
China's homegrown J-20 fighter jet enters service with PLAAF | air recognition - 10 March 2017
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According to a brief announcement on Friday, March 10, made on CCTV, China’s most advanced fighter jet, the J-20, officially enters service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Developed since the late 1990s, the J-20 is a stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft China hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States.

Eight prototype have been built so far, with two being Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). The J-20 is yet to be equipped with its designated engine, the Xian WS-15, but has been reportedly tested with the homegrown PL-15 and PL-10 air-to-air missiles.


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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 11:49:43 AM »
It's quickly becoming obvious the J-20 is going to be focused on interception and interdiction along the lines of the old MiG-25 with an added strike functionality, and the aircraft relying most probably on speed and stealth to allow it to challenge enemy aircraft and surface vessels without getting detected, launch a volley of AAMs or ASMs, then run away.

Despite claims from chinese defense sites, the traditional Delta-Canard layout of the the wings and surfaces indicate similar functionality to the Dassault line of fighters which are meant to be missile launchers, and are "less maneuverable" compared to more contemporary designs. The addition of the tailplanes partially solves this, but as proven by Delta-Canard contemporaries like the Mirage, Rafale, Gripen, this config is prone to energy loss in dogfights and are thus not meant to engage in long-duration furballs.

Chengdu's reluctance to do a full airshow routine is probably to hide the poor energy management of the platform, as well as the underperforming local engines... though if they go full production with the Saturn AL-31s, they might have better kinematic performance.
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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2017, 11:41:11 PM »
J-20 Stealth Fighter Enters PLAAF Service - China MoD | Air Recognition - 28 September 2017
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China's latest J-20 stealth fighter has been officially commissioned into military service, according to Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense on Thursday. The flight tests are being conducted as scheduled, Wu said at a press conference.


A PLAAF J-20 stealth fighter jet (Credit: Top81.cn)

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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 09:52:50 AM »
China’s J-20 fighter aircraft takes part in its first combat exercise, says report | Janes - 15 January 2018
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Citing a PLAAF news release, the paper reported that several J-20s recently took part in a series of exercises against less advanced Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-16 and J-10C Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (CAC) fighter aircraft, and practised beyond-visual-range aerial fighting manoeuvres.

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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 01:37:05 PM »
China to develop new J-20 variants, begin research on ‘sixth-generation’ fighter, says report | Janes - 13 March 2018
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Speaking to the state-owned paper on the sidelines of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing, Yang Wei, a deputy director of science and technology at Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) said, “We are not complacent about what we have achieved. We will develop the J-20 into a large family and keep strengthening its information-processing and intelligent capacities.

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Re: Chengdu J-20
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2018, 10:47:32 PM »
PLAAF J-20 fighter jets perform first over-the-sea combat training | Air Recognition - 11 May 2018
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China's J-20 stealth fighter jets have begun their first-ever combat training over the ocean, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. "It will help the air force better fulfill its sacred duty of safeguarding China's sovereignty, security and territorial integrity," said Shen Jinke, spokesman for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force.


Undated file photo shows China's J-20 stealth fighter jets taking part in their first-ever combat training over the ocean (Credit: Xinhua)