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China Flight-Tests J-20 Fighter, Requires New Engine

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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 09:24 PM
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China Flight-Tests J-20 Fighter, Requires New Engine

Kinda optimistic with that 2 year service timeline.

And right now they are using a test engine?
Question is will they make a home grown engine?
Or an engine purchased from another country.

and it has a canard? how stealthy with that be?





The J-20 combat aircraft, a new generation of combat aircraft, is currently engaged in intensive trial flights. According to photos circulating online, a newly designed J-20 coded 2013 carried out a series of low altitude maneuvers that demonstrated its relatively advanced performance.

Concerning the question of when the aircraft will be on active service, military expert Song Xinzhi said in a Beijing Television broadcast that J-20 is still using an prototype engine and it would be optimistic to expect it to come in into service within one or two years.

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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 09:44 PM
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I recon the RAF could smash that with the now retired Tornado ADV, Foxhunter Radar and AMRAAM based on no other facts than the pedigree of British Aircraft manufacturers.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 09:48 PM
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China has several new engines in development. The WS-20 will power their Y-20, the WS-13 for the J-31 and JF-17, and the WS-15 for the J-20.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: Forensick

I think the Meteor would be more effective but why do I know?


We will see when the Cuda and Halfraam come on line.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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It's made in China. Enough said.

Pilot probably came down with cancer.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 12:56 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Did they not come to some agreement with Russia for the new engine they were working on for the T-50?


[Edit] This one?-> www.wantchinatimes.com...
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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 01:23 AM
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a reply to: solidshot

They did, but it's still a year or more from operational. Their engine may actually be as good or almost as good.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:02 AM
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Depends where they get their titanium from....



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