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  • Long March: China’s fifth-generation fighter is years away

    News | 04 Jan 2011 14:50 | Greg Waldron

    Images of a new aircraft purported to be China's J-20 fifth-generation fighter have created a stir among aviation enthusiasts ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Long-March-Chinas-fifth-generation-fighter-is-years-away-351462/
  • Last of the big MiGs?

    News | 24 Jul 1996 00:00

    Mikoyan's heavyweight fighters languish in development and face uncertainty. <p>Douglas Barrie/LONDON </p> <p>THE VPK MAPO OBJECT 1.42 fifth-generation heavy fighter has yet to get airborne, but it has already been dubbed as the next "flying restaurant" by some of its detractors, a nickname last given to the 42t behemoth, the MiG-31 Foxhound. </p> <p>Unlike the Foxhound, however, the 35t Object 1.42 - designed by Mikoyan, now integrated into VPKMAPO (Flight International, 5-11 June) - may never enter service with Russia's armed forces to meet the multi-role frontal fighter (MFI) requirement for which it is designed. Two prototypes of the 1.42 (which were dubbed the 1.44s) have been built, with taxi trials carried out as long ago as late 1994. A first flight has yet to be made. </p> <p>FIFTH-GENERATION ASPIRATIONS </p> <p>The MFI was intended to fly in 1990-1, with the aircraft expected to enter service with the air force after the turn of the century. The MFI was intended to rephttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Last-of-the-big-MiGs-12323/