U.S. media said that China, like F -20 F-15C fighter-bomber may be
The article said China would like the F-20 fighter F-15C
According to the U.S.” strategic News “reported on March 6, the impressive new Chinese stealth fighter’s maiden flight of F -20 Two months later, the Internet everywhere their photos, videos and other evidence; these can be China’s new “stealth fighter” a better understanding.
from the head to see, it is like the U.S. F-22; its shape, weight and engine thrust and more similar to the U.S. F-15C. F -20 F-15 wing area and the same, than the F-22 (on the length and wingspan than the F-15 that big) about 25% less. More obvious is the fact that the engine thrust F -20 F-15C with the same, while the F-22 engine thrust 65% more than the F -20. However, after the combustion chamber to see, thrust than the F -20 F-15C large, and F-22 almost. However, due to the combustion chamber after the consumption of so much burning, it uses no more than a few minutes.
from the head point of view, F -20 with some stealth performance. But the other side, it is easy to capture radar. Therefore, the F -20 can be seen as developmental, rather than a planned production of new aircraft prototype. In view of this, it’s just Di Wukuan test flight of the stealth fighter; others are the U.S. F-22 and F-35, together with the Russian T-50 and MiG 1.42. Early American F-117 is actually a light bombers, B-2 is clear that heavy bombers. China’s recent aircraft-based research and development projects (especially the F-11), F -20 R & D long way to go, before molding in mass production is likely to change size and shape.
F -20 appearance has some stealth, the body covered by a special electronic materials more stealth performance; do not know when China would develop or acquire these materials. Engine is also true; currently -20 F test of the engine used early enough, but it is not necessary to provide supersonic cruise. China may be a single or a few use it to find and attack the U.S. aircraft carrier. The level of F-22 engine is currently under development. Two years ago, China announced its R & D thrust for the F -20 greater WS-15 engine. However, when the engine available is still unknown, do not know whether it can be like the F-22 jet engine as a vector.
F -20 to become a good fighter, you need to have with the F-22 and F-35 par of electronic equipment, including radar and defense systems. At present, China has not been able to catch up with U.S. aircraft currently used equipment, but the gap is narrowing. Than during the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the Western R & D or to obtain the same level of military technology to be much faster.
F -20 R & D began in the late 1990s, China knows that develop competitive stealth fighter-bombers take 25 years or even more time. -20 F in the vicinity of an airport to fly into a tested; CAC has also developed the J-10 and the “Fierce Dragon” JF-17 fighter, now it is developing the F -20 fighter.
seems to double the F -20 and 30 tons of F-15C and so heavy, the F-35A single weight 31 tonnes, while the F-22 twin-weight 38 tons and more. MiG 1.42 weighing 42 tons, while the T-50 weight 37 tons.
the same time, China also is developing other supporting technology. If the source phased array radar, efficient cockpit, stealth technology and equipment will be grouped together all of the software. R & D or imitate these techniques are not easy, but for decades to obtain technical experience to meet their own needs, the Chinese have been fully aware of these. Thus, it seems that China is ready to deploy at the end of this decade the aircraft, the key factor is China’s R & D and obtain the required technology. F -20 seems to be a fighter-bomber, the aircraft is most useful to deal with the U.S. Navy aircraft, and for Taiwan and Japan. From any side, is a research and development of a -20 F with full stealth fifth-generation fighter attempt.
the only competitor in this area is Russia, Russia’s fifth-generation fighter R & D projects in 1991 after the disintegration of the Soviet Union to stop. In fact, all new fighter R & D work in the nineties have slowed down. However, F-22, F-35, European “Typhoon” fighter and the French “Rafale” fighter R & D work has to continue. These fighters almost in that order, become active in the most advanced fighter. MiG company to restart in the nineties of last century the development of a MiG fighter 1.42, but after a few years but had to stop because of lack of funds. Sukhoi Su -27/30 because of its higher sales to provide financial support, has not stopped T-50 research and development. Was the second generation of unmanned aircraft (carrying weapons, “Predator” and similar UAV known as the first generation) are replaced, the fifth generation is called “the last generation.” (Sri Lanka years)