This is a discussion on J-12 Radar Cross Section Model within the Air Force forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; A friend of mine sent these to me....
sure looks purty.
it is japanese F-X program,look at the back ground. not to mention the fine print.
This is the Japanese ATX, I believe.
I am sure this is Japanese "ShinShin" (心神).
Mitsubishi ATD-X ShinShin a Japanese Stealth Fighter | Defence Aviation
also,J-12 project is already death. the project used to be J-13,J-14, but now it become J-20 project.
this J-xx picture around in chinese forum recently.
Last edited by maozedong; 11-14-2010 at 03:53 PM.
Japan's new ATD-X technology demonstrator plays important strategic role - Asian Skies
From what I've been hearing, this is nothing more than a tech demo and the JSDAF is likely to select from the Eurofighter, Hornet or JSF as a replacement for their Phantoms.
^^^ Would be nice if this is really the design.
Got one coloured in:
A variation of the design:
remember that thing we read by someone who's got inside info to the jxx project? if we piece what they've said, this does seem a possible design. actually if we compare that guy's words with the foto above, will it match? and are u guys saying j-20 is the official designation of the jxx?
Huitong, who has fairly good sources, thinks the JXX's designation is J-20 (don't ask me what J-16 to J-19 are).
The J-12 was actually a light fighter project from the 70s that actually had prototypes undergoing flight testing, but was a technological dead end. The PLAAF generally doesn't reuse designations that had prototypes built.
ie looks like the left bottom design might have LERX in front of the canards
Then again it might be something more conventional and less amazing (although this could just be earlier design):
Though you can't judge a plane entirely by look it does give an impression of being somewhat heavy and unwieldy.
Also the top part of the aircraft nose seems to have an angular break, like what's on here: