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Reports coming form internet sites in China have published images of a large, stealth-like aircraft that, if confirmed, could be the first hard evidence of China’s new 5th Genaration multirole aircraft. The images show the parked aircraft being inspected, and taxiing along a taxiway at an unnamed airport. Analysts in the West accepted the images with some doubts, due to the Chinese’ in displaying imaginary ‘facts’ but the photos released today seem genuine. recent reports coming from China mention Chengdu has recently completed two J-20 technology demonstrator aircraft sofar, one model will be used for the test flights and another one will be used for ground testing.
The development of such program was known for some time but has never officially attributed to a specific type or maker. In 2009 deputy commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force He Weirong stated in a TV interview that China had multiple such programs underway and that an as-yet-undesignated fifth-generation fighter developed jointly by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation would be in service by 2017-2019. According to U.S. intelligence assessments Chinese 5th generation aircraft could become operational by the turn of the decade.
Originally posted by pcrobotwolf
i have seen the Russian junk fly that they compare to the f-22 it is much slower turning wise
Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
I doubt it, more like the Chinese got their design based on that, or somebody in the company gave them the blueprints and the Chinese made some changes to it. Otherwise the Russians would have made it known it was their design in the first place.
Originally posted by MisterBurns
OK, 3 and 4 I am taking liberties but 1 and 2, come on, rip off!!