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In April 2014 an Asian government source told IHS Jane's that China would have 24 J-20s by 2020, which if realised, could constitute a first operational regiment. This would indicate that IOC may occur in the 2017-18 timeframe.
Stealth plays an important role in the design of the J-20 so plasma technology is used in the various exposed moving joints of the vertical tail fins and forward canards.
The K-74m is a nice missile, but the K-77M and K-77ME are downright terrifying.
originally posted by: noeltrotsky
I thought India recently was informed they wouldn't see a PAK fighter until 2040. Can't find the link where I read that. Could have meant with the proper engine and all. I could be way off too.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Forgot about this thread. Russia has cut their initial order to 12, and India cut their order to less than 100.