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as to the word on the F22 and F35 still grounded and this says it all from the link
A new Russian twin-engine jet fighter T-50 flies over Zhukovsky airfield as it takes part in MAKS-2011, the International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, Aug. 13, 201
they are useless if they can not fly, if war was to break out the J20 and the T 50 would be the ones to win the air, that is if they are in numbers and i do not think they are nor combat ready the T50 might be the J20???? any ones guess.
The T-50, along with China's secretive stealth J-20 fighter, represents the next generation air-power challenge to America's own stealth F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The U.S. jets are currently the most advanced aircraft on the planet -- but the entire U.S. Air Force fleet of next-gen fighters, representing around 200 planes and billions of dollars, has been grounded due to separate technical problems.
reminds me of teh F23 www.aviastar.org...
The Sukhoi T-50, also known as the PAK FA, made its public debut at the MAKS-2011 air show near Moscow Tuesday where Russian air force commander-in-chief Gen. Alexander Zelin said the plane is expected to enter mass production as early as 2014, according to Russian state news RIA Novosti.
"The People's Liberation Army has no ability, and even more than that, has no intention, to challenge America's territory and global military advantage, and does not have any aims to pursue military hegemony in the region," Rear-Admiral Yang Yi wrote in the overseas edition of the People's Daily in January.
Originally posted by bekod
yes i did make its first flight back then as a demo not as an fully op air craft as this is
and it might be in mass production as early as 2013 fro the link say 2014, they are always a year early just to keep us, US on it's toes from the link
Originally posted by Pervius
We have more combat ready UCAV's ready to go out autonomously and kill enemy fighters....
Originally posted by Talltexxxan
looks like a F-22 Raptor knockoff
I wonder if it has the same thought controled flight system the US version has.edit on 16-8-2011 by Talltexxxan because: (no reason given)