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Originally posted by Russian
Originally posted by WestPoint23
we have nothing to fear by the time the chinese get the J-13 15-20 years rom now we weill ave something better than the F-22
Accutaly US gets new aircraft fighters every 25 years or so.
And you never know what will be left of the world in 20 years.
Originally posted by partykid
Russian, your signature explains only one thing - you dont know nothing about Chechnya. Those people are pressed by our government, this country itself cannot defend, we aint giving them peace, thats why they are searching for an answer turning to terrorism. I think you have a lack of knowledge in our politics. Hate people shouting out doubtful information without thinking. Sorry guys for offtopic, i had to say this.
[edit on 9-9-2004 by partykid]
XXJ/J-14 An F-22 style wind turrel model of XXJ was showned briefly in an AVIC I promotional video at the 2002 Zhuhai Airshow. First disclosed by US Office of Naval Intellegence (ONI) in 1997, XXJ (J-14 or Type D?) is a 4th generation fighter to enter the service around 2015. Both CAC/611 Institute and SAC/601 Institute are working their own designs for a large twin-engine multi-role fighter with enhanced stealth capability and maneuverability comparable to American F-22. It was speculated that 601 Institute has been working on designs based on conventional layout while 611 Institute has been working on designs based on canard/tailless delta wing plus belly air intake layout since early 90s. There was a third "triplane" layout which features canard foreplanes in addition to the conventional layout. However this configuration is believed to have been eliminated. Currently it appears that the 601/SAC have won the competition with their F-22 style configuration. However it is still unclear whether the aircraft will be able to fly in the next 5-7 years if everything goes smoothly. XXJ was initially planned to be powered by two 8,500kg/RD-33 class "medium thrust" turbofan engines with trust-vectoring nozzles to fullfill its high maneuverability requirement. A prototype of the trust-vectoring nozzle was displayed at Zhuhai Airshow by China Aeronautical Establishment/606 Institute in 2000. Consequently XXJ would have a 10t empty weight and a 15t normal TO weight. Now it appears that XXJ may be powered by more powerful 12,500kg/AL-31F class "high thrust" turbofan engines which results in a normal TO weight exceeding 20t, making it a true heavy weight fighter. The aircraft will incoporate an advanced FBW system based upon the Active Control Technology developed by 601 Institute and tested on its J-8IIACT technology demonstrator. Russian assistance in this project is expected too in terms of softwore support for calculating the RCS of various designs. The overall performance of XXJ is thought to be superior to EF-2000 and Rafale (stealth & agility) but still inferior to F-22 (electronics & supercruise).
Originally posted by Stealth Spy
What will happen to China's commitment towards the PAK-FA programme ???????
Originally posted by SABRE
So this is "switchblade"??? The Indians have been posting this pics on different forums calling it their project "MCA"...lol..I should have known. I have read alot abt switch blade but never cared to see its pic. Now have.
The technology has actualy been driven from X-29 forward wing air-craft...this one though can go both (Forward & back ward..actualy a bit straight)....this is a same class aircraft as of SR-71. This was mostly to be used by NASA & USAF wanted to use it as high altitude recon Air Craft like SR-71 & U-2.
But later DARPA upgraded this AC to fighter/bomber as well which could fly at high altitude at the speed of MACH-3 Dash.
Although there have been many reports on switch blade, authorities denie its existance.
Do google or yahoo search on switchblade u'll find more.
Originally posted by SABRE
I doubt switch blades existance & even if it does I dnt see anu use of it with U-2 & SR-71 BlackBird serving in Recond department & B-1, B-2 serving in bombing department.
Originally posted by centurion1211
Not a very stealthy looking airplane - too many radar reflecting angles. Plus, it just looks like an American F-15 (rear) and F-18 (front) morphed together. How is something like this supposed to be in the same league as an F-22 or F-35? Not.