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that is 72,900lbs take off weight, at 61ft 9in in length and wing span of 64ft, this bird flew just fine off carriers now compare to the J20, there is not that much difference,so i say yes this bird the J20 is carrier based,
and in the fact that they are working on there own Nimitz class carrier, look that up China's new Carrier, add the two together and we have the possibility of a new Pearl Harbor.
That and with there new weapons, they could have the Pacific Ocean all to them selves.
yes i do agree that there is a striking resemblance to the F35, and the J20, just how did China do this?I wonder????
The Chinese are building their own variant of a naval Su-27 Flanker. This is the J-15. This is a copy of the Su-33 Flanker D currently used by the Russian Navy. The Chinese already build their own land based Su-27 variants much to the annoyance of Russia. This will be the type deployed on the ex-Varyag carrier currently being fitted out.
Originally posted by toreishi
range: if taking off from an air base, not a carrier[
China’s first known stealth aircraft just emerged from a secret development program and was undergoing high-speed taxi tests late last week at Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute’s airfield. Said to be designated J-20, it is larger than most observers expected—pointing to long range and heavy weapon loads. Its timing, Chengdu’s development record and official statements cast doubt on U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s 2009 prediction (in support of his decision to stop production of the Lockheed Martin F-22) that China would not have an operational stealth aircraft before 2020.
In June 2001, India was offered 'joint development and production' of this new 5th generation fighter by Russia. Russia had been trying to sell this concept both to China and India for some time. It seems probable that China declined to participate in this project given a belief that Russia stood to gain more from Chinese participation than did China. That is, it would seem that China had determined that it could produce a superior product without Russian help. With the first flight of the Russian stealth fighter in 2010, an arguably superior Chinese steath fighter might be expected to take to the skies not too long thereafter.
On 29 December 2010, the right estimable China Defense Blog published the first no-kidding photographs of the long rumored J-XX Chinese stealth fighter. Unambiguous confirmation of the existence of this program will require re-evaluation of aircraft modernization efforts in a number of countried, including Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and the United States. Chinese combat aviation has made remarkable strides in recent years, moving from a collection of obsolete aircraft that would have provided a target-rich environment to potential adversaries. Today China flies hundreds of first rate aircraft, and even flies more Sukhoi Flankers [the aircraft the American F-22 was designed to counter] than does Russia. The Chinese stealth fighter has arrived right on schedule. Chinese military technology is generally rated about two decades behind that of the United States. while the advent of a Chinese counterpart to the F-22 fighter might be disconcerting, the first flight of the prototype American F-22 stealth fighter came on September 29, 1990.
There is general agreement in the open literature that China is working on some type of stealthy fighter attack aircraft, and that this program has been underway since the turn of the century. There is very little agreement beyond these basic points. Available treatments of this subject in print
and online seem to represent little more than a confusing jumble of informed speculation, wild guesstimates, and active disinformation. The Chinse government is under no obligation to set the record straight, and indeed has every incentive to add to the general confusion.
Originally posted by anon72
reply to post by SLAYER69
I can't say I agree with you on that. But, I don't know how much someone can do to a photo with photoshop.
I did read in someone post in a thread in one of the source articles and the person indicated the China plane is VERY CLOSE to the US plane-except one thing (you'll have to excure me as I am not into planes but I believe..) those front two little fins.
I am trying to locate the person's reply. It was in an Aviation trade mag I think.
Well, if their plane/aircraft is anything like this, I would say they copied the tech for the West. Why not, who's going to say or do anything to them or about it? Exactly.
Originally posted by anon72
reply to post by Rigel Kent
I found these two additional photos but honestly, I don't know if they are that plane. I'll let you look and tell me what you think:
edit on 12/27/2010 by anon72 because: added photos
Originally posted by BLV12
Yet more photoshop/CGI imho.
Why is there some form of vegetation in the foreground, but the background is void of anything similar?
Perhaps the foreground was an after thought.