This is a discussion on J-20... The New Generation Fighter III within the Air Force forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by Equation LOL...looks more like Darth Vaders (not you Popeye)long lost son playing video games at the orphanage! ...
The following is a good guide showing what all the information represents.
So basically it projects all the information you would normally expect to see on you HUD onto the lenses in front of your eyes so you have access to all that data no matter where you are looking.
It is only with the F35 HMDS that you are getting towards the level you are suggestion, with live video from things like the IRST feeding directly into your HMD and projecting over the real world. As this final image shows.
As with the HUD, the bigger the lenses, the better, as you can put more information onto it without it all getting jumbled up. So the very small lense you see on early J7 HMS will probably only be able to give very basic and limited information.
I am hoping that the HMD being developed is more on par with the F35's HMDS rather than the JHMCS, and the choice of going for dual lenses instead of just the single one, as well as the greenish tinge to the lenses in that picture might support this, but there is really too little information to say conclusively yet.
The technology is not all that difficult as you have basically the same thing, if not more advanced, being developed for next generation smart phones. The tricky part is making the thing small and light enough to fit in a helmet without risking it snapping the pilot's neck when he pulls 9Gs.
I need the original photo
There is an option to not rescale under the upload bar for imageshack.
If you're talking about the smaller tubes further down the nose, they will likely be on the production aircraft. Production F-22 and 35 have pitot tubes too.
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thanks B.. yeah I was actually refering to the air probe not the pitot tube.
I'm not sure that it will be worthwhile.
Hey guys, why haven't many of you rushed to digest the piece I had posted days ago? That would have told you so many things about the stages at which the J-20 and J-10 have been! You would not have had to guesstimate like bunch of blind people trying to figure out how an elephant is like by touching and groping it all the places... :-)
I know I know, we just like the fun of theorizing, arguing, debating, and of playing aircraft engineers, disgners, analysts, etc. etc.
Hehe, I think the above should go to Keypublishing, BR, and their likes. In that case, I should add:
Learn some Chinese, guys! If by any chance China won't implode for another 10 years, you may find your Chinese helpful when you want to make some easy Yuan in that commie land.