China Chengdu aircraft
The Chengdu J-20 (Chinese: 歼-20; pinyin: Jiān-Èrshí), also known as Mighty Dragon.
Chengdu J-20 Stealth
Chengdu J-5 / Chengdu J-7 Airguard / Project Sabre / IIFC-1 Xiaolong / JF-17 Thunder - Chengdu J-9 / Chengdu J-10 / Chengdu J-20
Shenyang J-5,/ Shenyang J-6, / Chengdu J-7, / Shenyang J-8, / Shenyang J-11,/ Shenyang J-13, / Shenyang J-31 / Shenyang J-15 / Shenyang J-16
Xian H-6 bomber / Xian H-7 Flounder / Nanchang Q-5
Design and development
The J-20 has a long and wide fuselage, with a chiseled nose section and a frameless canopy. Immediately behind the cockpit are low observable intakes. All-moving canard surfaces with pronounced dihedral are placed behind the intakes, followed by leading edge extensions merging into the delta wing with forward-swept trailing edges. The aft section has twin outward canted all-moving fins, short but deep ventral strakes, and conventional round engine exhausts.
One important design criterion for the J-20 is high instability. This requires sustained pitch authority at a high angle of attack, in which a conventional tail-plane would lose effectiveness due to stalling. On the other hand, a canard can deflect opposite to the angle of attack, avoiding stall and thereby maintaining control. A canard design is also known to provide good supersonic performance, excellent supersonic and transonic turn performance, and improved short-field landing performance compared to the conventional delta wing design.
Leading edge extensions and body lift are incorporated to enhance performance in a canard layout. This combination is said by the designer to generate 1.2 times the lift of an ordinary canard delta, and 1.8 times more lift than an equivalent sized pure delta configuration. The designer claims such a combination allows the use of a smaller wing, reducing supersonic drag without compromising transonic lift-to-drag characteristics that are crucial to the aircraft's turn performance
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Chengdu J-20 Stealth
The Chengdu J-20 (Chinese: 歼-20; pinyin: Jiān-Èrshí), also known as Mighty Dragon (Chinese: 威龙; pinyin: Wēilóng), is a single-seat, twinjet, all-weather, stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed by China's Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The J-20 is designed as an air superiority fighter with precision strike capability; it descends from the J-XX program of the 1990s
Role Stealth air superiority fighter
National origin China
Manufacturer Chengdu Aerospace Corporation
First flight 11 January 2011
Introduction 10 March 2017
Status In service
Primary user People's Liberation Army Air Force
Number built 8 prototypes and
20+ initial production fighters (currently the first batch of 28 J-20's in active service)
Program cost US$4.4 billion
• US$100-$120 million (LRIP estimate as of 2011)
• US$30-$50 millio(Flyaway cost estimate as of 2016)
Developed from J-XX
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In May, 2018, Indian Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa claimed that Su-30MKI fighters could detect J-20 from "several kilometers away" amid reports from the Indian media that J-20 is undetectable. Analyst Justin Bronk from Royal United Services Institute noted that Chinese are possibly flying the J-20 with radar reflectors during peacetime for safety and training purposes due to the potential for accidents and identification from other aircraft or ground installations, which stealth aircraft often fly with markers that destroy their stealth during peacetime maneuvers.
Chengdu J-20 "Mighty Dragon"
The Chengdu J-20 (Chinese: 歼-20; pinyin: Jiān-Èrshí), also known as Mighty Dragon (Chinese: 威龙; pinyin: Wēilóng), is a single-seat, twinjet, all-weather, stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft.