Chengdu J-20 of People's Liberation Army Air Force


Chengdu J-20 of People's Liberation Army Air Force

Chengdu J-20 of People's Liberation Army Air Force while in flight. This is a stealth of fifth generation jet fighter. Manufactured by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation of China. The jet is built intended to be air superiority and multi role jet fighter.

Although it is not proven in battle warfare yet. But the way it looks is pretty promising. Development program began in 1990s as a part of military jet proposal to PLAAF. The proposal said that the J-20 should be first flight in 2011 and enter service in 2019. But in fact, the jet can be introduced in 2016 as well as enter military service.

The price tag per unit is worth to USD 110 million. However there is no further talk about selling the jet abroad. Might this is a part of political choice in terms of military secrecy.

Meanwhile, China shows off the J-20 at Zhuhai Air Show in Guangdong Province. The pilots a lot more fluent and confidence of flying these machines.

Chengdu J-20

Currently there are only 8 prototypes and 4 production units. Anyway, take a look to the engine nozzle design. It is a bit different on stealth approach, because they look open and might expose to the radar. Rather different than F-22 Raptor nozzle-end design. They claimed with jagged-edge nozzle can bring aircraft into better stealth ability.
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