VIDEO: Best clips yet of J-20

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7 Responses to VIDEO: Best clips yet of J-20

  1. Ed 6 January, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    They’re totally parading their fighter now. Their level of secrecy is becoming a bit of a joke – why don’t they just let the press in?

    Why is it that the Chinese didn’t wait until first flight?

  2. PMS 7 January, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Maybe because of the visit of Mr. Gates in Beijing next week?

  3. GiGI 10 January, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    cum’on, I believe many people will agree on how phony this thing looked. I want to point out a few things, 1st. it’s virtually impossible for us to really ” tape” secret Chinese developments this way unless they wanted us to know about it. 2nd. It looked like 1.2 times bigger(at least) than any advance air superior jet fighters out there, and like 0.3 smaller when comparing to other supersonic Mid-range Bombers, so what’s really under the skin? And 3rd.The main wings alone will give out its radar signature like any conventional jet fighters, and don’t even mention there are still no place to house the arsenals and carrying enough fuel, plus the shape and size of the nuzzles remained almost unchanged upon taxi and all, which really ponders.
    So is the Chinese trying harder now? Maybe, and eventually they might succeed. But can this thing really works as an operational stealth fighter within the next ten year or so? Fat chance, not if they acquire some third party’s advance knowledge, what’s really funny is that; despite the obvious flaws there were, news media keeps on insisting that the Chinese had build a stealth jet fighter.

  4. PMS 10 January, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    To Mr. Stephen Trimble:
    What happened Sir to the article about the maiden flight of J-20 (cached at

  5. Stephen Trimble 10 January, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    We pulled the trigger too quickly on that one. The photo now appears to be a fake. We’re still trying to figure out exactly what the story is, and then we’ll repost an update.

  6. Bruce 13 January, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    Clearly the J-20 is not as advanced as the USAF F-22. However, it also looks much more affordable and easy-to-produce. If China can field 2000 of these fighters it can easily overwhelm any expeditionary F-22 force by shear number…
    Combined with anti-carrier and anti-AWACS missiles, China could very well win a limited conflict.

  7. Zak 16 January, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Well well… another Russian design copied/bought by the Chinese. J-20 looks like a Mig article 1.44 with side intakes, all other features looks the same. Slight modifications have been applied the wings though. I wonder how a completely Chinese design might look like. ;-)

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