Aviation Photo #2241152 Chengdu J-20 - China - Air Force

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China first fourth generation jet fighter J-20, the frame doesn't look like F-22,T-50 and any other fighters. Completely new designed aerodynamic configuration and avionics system. China is the second country which has 2 types 4th generation jet fighters after the US.
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Photo Added: March 19, 2013

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Anonymous
3 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Detailed shot of one of the most secretive projects ever in the history of aviation. Hats off to the photographer for getting into the right position at the right time!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Cool but still prefer to two US 5th Gen fighters..
Anonymous
3 years ago
Fifth generation I assume you mean? I think this generation thing is something not to be taken too seriously since the definition pretty much depends on who you ask. Great picture never the less, really shows the rather unique configuration. To me it looks like they've taken some parts from F35, some T50 and added some to the mix :)
Anonymous
3 years ago
I always had the impression, that forward canards greatly limit the "stealthiness" of an a/c. Plus here they are located very close to the CG, which means they must either have large deflection angles (-> low stealth) or its agility is limited quite badly. Anyway, looks more like a low penetration fighter-bomber to me...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
3 years ago
Very nice photo, thanks for that. But one note for you: you probably forgot that russian 1st stealth fighter was MiG-1.44 (MFI) development of which started even in 1980's. Now Russia has a second 5th gen. fighter - Sukhoi T-50. And by the way: if to compare the appearances of the MiG-1.44 and J-20 you'll find many similarities. Yes, this one doesn't look like F-22 or T-50 but it look like a forgotten MiG-1.44 :) So China is the only 3rd county who "made" 2 types of the "5th gen fighters", after USA, after Russia.
Best regards !
Anonymous
3 years ago
To visitor from Sweden: China has its own generation count. According to it Raptor, Penguin and PAK-FA are 4th generation fighters. Su-27, F-15, MiG-29, F-16, etc are 3rd gen fighters.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Amazing fighter!
Congratulations to you for such a rare catch!
Shary
Anonymous
11 months ago
If you count the SU 47 berkut Russia is number 2 and China is number 3 considering FYI stealth tech with upgraded integration avionics is 5 th generation.
Colombia
3 months ago
MIG 1.44 ?!?

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