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CHINA’S J-20 IN ITS NEW MISSIONIZED CONFIGURATION

                                              The testers at Chengdu are making some progress on their mammoth J-20 fighter. It looks like the … Read the rest of this entry

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BLUE ANGELS & THUNDERBIRDS GROUNDED MEANWHILE CHINA DEBUTS J-10 DEMO TEAM!

Another sign of the times. The Red Dragon rises while Uncle Sam feeds his shopping addiction and applies for more credit cards. Sad.

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J-20 MISSILE RAIL PHOTO UPDATE

Pictures show a dummy PL-10, or an early derivative of this missile, mounted on the J-20’s unique rail system. The PL-10 is somewhat analogous to the ASRAAM, so we are in the short/intermediate range here (2000ft-20+miles very roughly speaking depending on … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINESE AIR COMBAT UPDATE: J-20’S WACKY RAILS & TERMINATOR FLANKERS

A couple things here I want to approach. First off, as predicted here months ago (with the help of my readers) the J-20’s is going through weapons bay trials, which will inevitably lead up to some type of test launch. … Read the rest of this entry

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J-20: Now With Missionized Avionics!

          New pics and video are coming out of China depicting the J-20 with panels popped and what looks like a functioning radome attached. There is also a spot above the radome that may be a … Read the rest of this entry

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SECOND J-20 PROTOTYPE SHOWS SIGNS OF MATURITY

Alert5.com posted a nice comparison of the two aircraft. It’s a bit of a “Where’s Waldo” type of exercise but if you look closely you can see some slight changes between the two prototypes, and thanks goodness they finally got … Read the rest of this entry

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FUNKY VIDEO THAT SHOWCASES THE FINE DETAILS OF CHINA’S J-20

The soundtrack and the editing are a little cheesy but the montage of detail shots is useful. Of particular note, the J-20 is a beast of a jet, just look at the shot of the guy standing in the wheel … Read the rest of this entry

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J-20 TEARS IT UP!

Stay tuned for an upcoming post on the J-20, consesus is starting to gel on Aviationintel’s side! *Thanks Oscar for sending this one over, I always love seeing the recent action out of Chengdu!

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J-20’s Weapons Bays Finally Bloom!

So many naysayers can now be silenced, the “Black Eagle” does have bays, confirming one more clue as to the developmental stage that the J-20 represents…

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J-20 Was Developed From The MiG-1.44/1.42

As reported here months ago, the J-20 more likely than not lends it lineage to the defunct MiG-1.44/1.42 program.  Seems like Reuters is always a few months late on these stealth aircraft/geopolitical issues! http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/18/us-russia-china-jet-idUSTRE77H1AZ20110818

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The Chengdu J-20: CHINA’S BLACK DRAGON RISES WHILE AMERICA’S RAPTOR FALLS

We truly live in amazing times. If you were to tell me a decade ago that China would have developed its own indigenous stealth fighter I would have laughed and asked what straight to VHS sci-fi video they saw that plot on. … Read the rest of this entry

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