Japanese Mitsubishi X2 Stealth Aircraft News

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    Since this is a new stealth aircraft, which will have its first flight in a few weeks, I believe a separate thread dedicated to it is warranted. Here's the news:

    Japan unveils its stealth fighter


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    Good video with some close ups.

     
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    Some images of ATD-X.

    The paintjob is highly anime-esq. Reminds me of the Macross mechs.

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    The Japanese have made and designed the engine too with thrust vectoring too

     
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    I am really interested in seeing how this engine performs.

    The first flight is supposed to be in a few weeks, but do we have any specifics about the engine?
     
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    i will try to find out, the only thing i know is is made by Japan`s IHI and it is a domestic engine developed from the XF-7 engine that powers the P-X and has thrust vectoring with paddles like the X-31
    XF-5


    P-x with XF-7 engines by IHI
     
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    Congrats to Japan! Very nice start to a 5th Gen aircraft.
     
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    The TVC paddles are similar to the X-31. Each engine are said to have a wet thrust of 5 tons.

    It'll be an interesting aircraft for sure, but it's also important to remember it is an immensely subscale aircraft in all proportions, and while it will greatly assist in the development of an eventual actual stealthy 5th generation fighter it will probably take a number of years until we see the first prototype of such an aircraft.

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    I just realized... is ATD-X/X-2 a twin seater??
     
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    @ ZeroZen

    How come Japan Stealth X-2 is not using DSI technology to much improve its stealth ??
     
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    DSI is merely one solution for satisfying the need for stealthy aircraft inlets, not having DSI does not mean an aircraft or the aircraft's home industry is somehow lacking.
     
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