Han and said F-20 stealth and cruise speed is less than four generations of Russian machine
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Canada,” Chinese Defense Review “magazine 5 reported that the Chinese stealth fighter F -20 (J-20) completed the second day, sliding test flight soon.
journal issue 5 News from Chengdu, said Beijing the same day at 2 pm, J-20 at the Chengdu airport for the second time a taxi tests, “made the engine roar is deafening.” “Chinese Defense Review” editor Andrei Chang is convinced that the slide test is successful, the test has entered the countdown.
Japan, “Asahi Shimbun” 5 also reported that according to Chinese military sources, the Chinese Air Force next-generation stealth fighter “F 20″ high-speed runway taxi tests have been completed, will be the first mid- Flying, first planned in 2017 delivered to the Chinese Air Force into the “real.”
recent days, with clear photos start to appear, this is known as the Chinese stealth fighter F -20 to foreign media and friends mixed feelings, and do not believe from the initial challenge to today’s belittle and blame, this high-tech equipment is expected to exceed the outside world do not seem welcomed by the West.
that blurry picture is the first computer-generated map
end of last year, several well-known non-official Chinese military forum there have been some vague text descriptions and fuzzy picture, suggesting that the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute surgeon stealth fighter has begun testing high-speed roll.
soon, the U.S. “Time” magazine on the 27th last month published on its website entitled “China’s first stealth fighters to take off? “Article. The article said, aviation experts are talking about China’s military sites is said to appear on some of China’s first stealth fighter J-20 of the blurry photos. China’s aviation enthusiasts said they photographed the aircraft to glide test photo, believed to flight may need a few weeks time.
Mark Thompson, author of the article wrote, to see these photos, it is half of the interest is to determine these photos is not true, they just made out with computer software. If you think this may be true, you have to think about what the purpose of this aircraft, the Air Force and other countries how to deal with this aircraft.
article also quoted the United States, “Aviation Week,” Bill Sweetman as saying: “Why does China need such a short-range stealth aircraft? No need to use the stealth fighter to hit the target from mainland China, very far. “
U.S.” Defense-update “site on the same day also showed an aircraft taxiing on the runway picture, and suspected that the figure of the stealth fighters from China, below the nose number 2001, printed on the tilted vertical tail have embedded “August” on the red five-pointed star. However, foreign friends on the site’s message does not seem so calm. Some people say: “Some J-20 is definitely computer-generated images, the Chinese ‘artists’ ultra high technology, so that Western analysts fooled.” Some users claimed that the Chinese J-20 fighters are false news reports, because the United States had reports that China has no capability to develop the aircraft.
some sites in Japan, is also skeptical of a lot of people. J-20 with friends on the comment said: “Japan will not be the cottage of ‘mind’ (Japan is developing a stealth fighter) ah?” More Japanese friends that, J-20 is certainly Russia made.
for more pictures appear to recognize true
At the same time, Pakistani military experts for the Chinese military has made great progress in cheers. “Pakistan Patriots’ Web site also published in the last 27 of the” stealth aircraft dispute, China to catch up to it? “Article. Although “Time” article with the title for the questions, but this article’s position is clearly much more positive.
“J-20 stealth aircraft appeared shocked the aviation community, which marks the Chinese Air Force has taken a big step forward, the Chinese air force is no longer rely on Russia or Israel obsolete design.” The article said, ” However, J-20 has not yet test. F-22 fighter jets the United States took 15 years to put into front-line service. Given China’s high-tech equipment, quality control problems, J-20 may take 10 years or even longer to put into batch used. “
some professional class attitude of the media is relatively neutral. Such as “Australian Airlines”, said June 30 on the website, news and pictures from China indicate that China is about large-scale J-20 stealth fighter’s flight test. Photos show, J-20 seems to have been on December 22, 2010 to complete the ground in Chengdu High-speed taxi tests, the volume seems to be greater than the U.S. F-22, and the Russian Sukhoi company is developing the T-50 are not in up and down. “Jane’s Defense Weekly” Editor of Aviation Gareth Jennings said: “I’ve seen those pictures on the Internet, appears to be true.”
his analysis that those photos show, very far away from the aircraft were shot. “There is a photo of the plane’s front landing gear was off the ground, indicating that it is doing high speed taxi tests. Generally, this means that it will soon enter the flight test phase.”
some observers also referring to the Chinese media earlier reported to prove the existence of J-20. Deputy commander of the PLA Air Force proud of what China Central Television in 2009 to accept an interview when he said, China’s first stealth fighter about to enter the flight test phase, will be “the next eight to ten years,” put into use.
, emerging as more clear photos, showing different scenes from various angles in the J-20′s posture, the foreign media is widely accepted that China has indeed produced such a stealth fighter prototype.
J-20 Western claims that Russia is far from standard
J-20 is clearly contrary to most Western people expected, because the U.S. military had previously China can not claim in 2020 developed a stealth fighter. With this bias, some analysts in the J-20 is not clear in the case of specific parameters on the performance of this aircraft to be degrading, and subjective belief that China copied the design of the U.S. F-22 and Russian T- 50.
Canada, “Chinese Defense Review” editor Andrei Chang said on April 2, either stealth or cruising speed, J-20 United States and Russia have not yet reached the fourth generation machine (as classified in different ways The United States is Russia’s fourth generation machine Five machines, where four generations of machine is American Standard – newspaper note) standard, is a typical “with Chinese characteristics” and four generations of machines.
Andrei Chang said, according to J-20′s empty weight and Chinese-made engine thrust, the current J-20 supersonic cruise can not be achieved, but there is no vector propulsion technology. In addition, the active phased array radar developed at least 七八年 still need time. All these show that J-20 fighter with Russia there is a large gap between the same type.
However, he admitted: “China’s four generations of full-motion machine of the vertical tail, cut triangular canard all-action, side strips, designed to make China’s fourth generation machines with unprecedented mobility, especially the lateral mobility, low mobility, low mobility, which make up the lack of vector engine deficiencies in the performance of less than stealth F-22 standard in the case, some kind of compensation with high mobility, such a design is and reasonable. “
U.S. government claims that J-20 will not pose a threat to the U.S. military. U.S. intelligence agencies believe that China may have to stealth fighters to be put into use around 2018. Pentagon spokesman David Lapan said the United States, the United States learned that China is developing a fourth generation fighter, but does not seem to progress smoothly. “China is still in search engines imported from Russia, suggesting that they develop fourth-generation fighters of the work is still trouble.”
contrast, seek to strengthen the military, strengthen the Japan-US military alliance of Japan J -20 rating higher that the strength of the Chinese Air Force has been rapidly growing threat to U.S. forces in East Asia.
present, the fourth-generation fighter aircraft into active service only U.S. F-22 “Raptor”, a few allies to United development of the F-35 fighters will soon be served. In addition, there are Russia, Japan, Korea, India and other countries are developing or have made the fourth-generation fighters.
so-called fourth-generation fighter, is a fighter from the era into the jet, its development has gone through three generations. Compared to previous generations, the fourth-generation fighter has the following outstanding advantages: First, a supersonic cruise capability, that is, the engine can not open afterburner supersonic flight; Second, a good stealth performance that is difficult to be detected by radar and infrared sensors found; Third, in the nozzle can be turned to the vector engine with the help of ultra-mobility; Fourth, in support of advanced radar or early warning aircraft over the horizon under attack. In addition, the aircraft usually has STOL capabilities and high reliability and maintainability. As the criteria for the classification, Russia has said that with the performance of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft.
addition to the F-22 and F-35, the current type of embryonic development of the Russian Sukhoi fighters have the T-50 and MiG’s MiG -1.44. The two prototype aircraft have been produced, and had on public display.
In addition, Japan in 2007 has a new generation of “advanced technology demonstrator,” officially named “mind.” In 2008, the “mind” of full-size model of a public display. It is the fastest test flight is expected this year.
South Korea and Japan almost simultaneously launched their own fourth-generation fighter program. South Korean media in 2007 that South Korea’s Defense Ministry will invest $ 12 billion in 2007 and 2018 developed the next generation of fighter Korean KFX.
other Asian countries, India is limited to technology is limited, selection and the joint development of fifth generation Russian fighter (the fourth-generation fighter).
Britain, France and other traditional military power because of the involvement of the F-35 research and development, not to launch its own fourth-generation fighter program.
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