Han said China and the J-20 fighter combat radius of 1,500 km (map)
Data Figure: F-10S aircraft parked together with the F-20 fighter planes
LONDON, January 16 News: “Chinese Defense Review,” January 12 article, said aviation experts said , in the flight of the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter prototype pictures show that the flight test aircraft has entered the second phase, to test the J-20′s flight control software, equipment, engines and aerodynamics. J-20 is considered to counter the U.S. F-22 and R & D, is the air superiority of the U.S. Asia-Pacific region a great challenge.
The article said that Tuesday’s test means that China is currently testing the J-20 flight software, equipment, engines and aerodynamics, the next few weeks J-20 also will remain the airport in Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute the runway test. Space experts said that as seen from the airport is only marginal areas of low-resolution pictures taken, so the performance of the J-20 can be released by China is still very limited – especially its radar evading stealth technology, as J-20 this flight height and speed can not be determined.
However, several leading experts from the aircraft’s shape and relative size of the inferred proportion of the final design of the aircraft can fly high enough and so far, and can carry enough fuel and weapons to challenge F-22 (the world’s only performance with full stealth fighter).
article said, these experts said that in 2020 China’s J-20 could not have completely invisible performance. It has been observed to be tested at least two J-20 prototype into mass production in the first two prototypes will be tested many times at the same time.
army fans exposure image analysis, China should be tested two engines: one for the Chinese-made engine, the other is Russia’s production. As China-made engine thrust is insufficient to support the J-20 the same as the F-22 supersonic cruise for a long time, so in the next few years China may have to rely on Russian-made engine.
article said, however, if China eventually fielded hundreds of successful J-20 fighter aircraft, then for the United States will have a serious strategic challenge to the United States has decreased in 2009, the F-22 capital investment in the future intend to rely mainly on the slightly slower speed and smaller size of the F-35 to maintain air superiority in the Asia Pacific region.
China will also affect the success of some Asian countries, including Japan and South Korea. As we all know, Japan has territorial disputes with China and other security issues dispute, the United States has encouraged Japan to buy F-35, while Japan has been relying on the United States to maintain its air superiority in Asia.
article also said, J-20 prototype first flight just in the United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with Chinese leaders in Beijing on the occasion.
same time, with Japan’s modern national defense strategy and defense focus from Russia to China’s transfer of its plans in the next five years to purchase 12 next-generation fighter, F-35 is undoubtedly the most preferred choice. South Korea and Singapore are considering buying F-35, while Australia has decided to buy F-35.
last September, the Japanese and Chinese fishing boats in the East China Sea conflict occurred. The violent conflict exacerbated by China’s dissatisfaction with Japan, the Japanese air defense on the urgent need for a such a change.
article said that China’s J-20 looks like the large size of F-22, that the J-20 is designed to equip the Chinese territory, but still able to carry enough fuel to establish Taiwan, China, East China Sea, South China Sea or the Western Pacific air superiority.
center, according to Chinese Academy of arms control and nonproliferation, said Secretary-General Hongyuan, J-20 fighters of the emergence of China will extend the flight range to 1,500 km.
article said, Hongyuan said, “especially in complex situations occur around China, has been public exposure of new aircraft not only shows that China’s determination to maintain regional air superiority, but also reflects China’s determination to achieve this has technical equipment to ensure that. “
Hongyuan said, J-20 design in accordance with the size that it can carry more than the F-22 weapons, which may include anti-satellite missiles. At the same time, whether or not to restore the F-22 production, J-20′s there will be challenges in the U.S. air superiority in the region.
The article said that an independent defense think tank – “Australia’s air power,” the well-known military critic Carlo Kopp said, J-20′s size and shape that it can fly at up to 1500 km, the able to achieve the return without refueling.
Kopp also said, “now come to J-20′s too early to tell how the performance, but we can say that it looks like the F-22, and after full development may have F-22 with the same performance. “
” J-20 prototype machines have the technology to the Chinese people have enough self-confidence began testing the flight systems and the extent of air power systems, “Kopp said that .
The article said that China’s World Wide Web and other sites were reported Tuesday in China J-20 stealth fighter’s maiden flight, and with uploaded photos.
“Han and defense,” Andrei Chang is editor in chief said that China may be testing J-20′s flight control software and air power systems and engines. He said a prototype may be equipped with Russian-made AL-31FN engine, while the other aircraft equipment is made in WS-10A engine.
article said Andrei Chang said, “J-20 design is completely against the F-22 to the Chinese intention to control the surrounding area of ??the air.”
“J- 20 flight was an earthquake, especially shocked Japan, Korea and Southeast Asian countries. I’m sure Japan will urge the United States and other countries to restart the F-22 production line. “(compilation: Chen Lei)