This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

PLA Chinese Air Force orders more Chengdu J-20 fighter jets


According to information published by China Mil on June 22, 2021, a batch of J-20s, new-generation stealth fighter jets independently developed by China, has been recently commissioned to an aviation group of the PLA Air Force.

Follow Air Recognition on Google News at this link


PLA Chinese Air Force orders more J 20 fighter jets Chengdu J-20 fighter aircraft (Picture source: Avions legendaires)


The Chengdu J-20, also known as Mighty Dragon,is a single-seat, twinjet, all-weather, stealth, fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed by China's Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The J-20 is designed as an air superiority fighter with precision strike capability; it descends from the J-XX program of the 1990s.

The J-20 is designed as an air superiority fighter with precision strike capability; it descends from the J-XX program of the 1990s. It made its maiden flight on 11 January 2011 and was officially revealed at the 2016 China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition.

The J-20 was introduced into service with the Chinese Air Force in March 2017 and began its combat training phase in September 2017. The first J-20 combat unit was formed in February 2018.

The J-20 stealth fighter aircraft has a maximum speed of 2100 km/h and the development for a super cruising without afterburners is still under development. It has a length of 20 m with a wingspan of 13 m and a height of 4.45 m. It has an empty weight of 19,391 kg and a loaded weight of 32,092 kg. The maximum takeoff weight is 36,288 kg. The aircraft is powered by two Shenyang WS-10G after-burning turbofan engines. It can produce 76.18 KN dry thrust and 122.3 or 179.9 KN with an afterburner.