tripleboom From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 278 posts, RR: 13 Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7048 times:
Now I have no idea if this is a legitimate fighter aircraft or if it's just some wonderful propaganda getting "leaked" out, but it sure looks like a Raptor-wanna-be. So what do you think? Real aircraft or a hunk of metal getting pushed around made to look like it's an airworthy frame?
GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7020 times:
"Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, recently said China would be able to produce a combat jet by 2020, but if the video is genuine, it would suggest that it may be able to do so a decade or more sooner."
It seems stealth tech is the least of our worries. They're building time machines.
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15739 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6796 times:
Quoting tripleboom (Thread starter): Real aircraft or a hunk of metal getting pushed around made to look like it's an airworthy frame?
Even the Chinese admit that an operation fighter is still at least 6-7 years away. The J-20 now is more of a technology demonstrator like the F-22 which puts the Chinese around 20 years behind the US. Even considering that they will likely have far fewer budget and bureaucratic roadblocks, they are still somewhere behind American technology.
Of course America seems loathe to fund anything these days, so hopefully the J-20 will scare the crap out of enough politicians to light a fire under the government's ass when it comes to development and defense spending.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?