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China continues flying test with the latest generation of stealth fighter aircraft Chengdu J-20 1411115

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World Air Force News - China
 
 
China continues flying test with the latest generation of stealth fighter aircraft Chengdu J-20.
 
China continues flying test with its new generation of stealth fighter aircraft J-20. Some pictures unveiled on the web site of the Chinese press agency Xinhuanet show the J-20 which will be ready to take-off.
     
China continues flying test with its new generation of stealth fighter aircraft J-20. Some pictures unveiled on the web site of the Chinese press agency Xinhuanet show the J-20 which will be ready to take-off.
Chinese Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter aircraft ready to take-off.
     

The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011. General He Weirong, Deputy Commander of the People's Liberation Army Air Force said in November 2009 that he expected the J-20 to be operational in 2017–2019.

The J-20 is a single-seat, twin-engine aircraft which appears to be somewhat larger and heavier than the comparable Sukhoi T-50 and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

Stealth technology was said to be a prominent design feature, with an RCS of about 0.5 square metres beening mentioned. Thrust vectoring technology was said to make the aircraft more agile than the Su-27, in a powerplant with greater than 8000kg thrust.

     
China continues flying test with its new generation of stealth fighter aircraft J-20. Some pictures unveiled on the web site of the Chinese press agency Xinhuanet show the J-20 which will be ready to take-off.