Chinese UAV & UCAV development


Deino

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Colour seems to be a bit off. Too "clean". Lighting seems to be uneven

In addition, shadows are strange/missing

Do we have another similar photo showing an aircraft with a yellow colour? We could compare and see if the colour there, is as bright as here

Wasn't there a faked sat-image of XAC and the CFTE with leterally hundreds of H-20s, J-20s and other fancy types? They all too had this same "too clean" yellow look.
 

ougoah

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Wasn't this shape used in a "placeholder" aircraft animation in Zhuhai 2021? As part of an animation presenting some networked warfare concept with platforms of known and in service aircraft and something that looks like this? Flying wing and seemingly unmanned - drone.

Dark Sword looks far cooler with its triangular fuselage section, canards, and swept wings. Would be disappointing if Dark Sword UCAV is replaced by a relatively boring flying wing, no matter how much cooler and novel its wing geometry is. Of course technically, this shown flying wing shape would be much more advanced IF the performance were similar because it takes a lot of fancy engineering to get a flying wing to perform as well as something with the aerodynamics of Dark Sword. For one thing it'll probably need TVC but a very innovative nozzle design to perform TVC without compromising stealth maybe also a bit of GJ-11's replacing some control surfaces with directed air jets like BAe's MAGMA concept (which many have been working on too).
 

Deino

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Here it is eventually again spotted at a RCS-facility (at 31° 2'4.41"N, 103°39'8.22"E, sorry I forgot the name) and partially hidden (found by
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) even if it looks a bit different, more like an arrow?!

And also size-wise I think the new one appears to be larger.


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Overbom

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Here it is eventually again spotted at a RCS-facility (at 31° 2'4.41"N, 103°39'8.22"E, sorry I forgot the name) and partially hidden (found by
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) even if it looks a bit different, more like an arrow?!

And also size-wise I think the new one appears to be larger.


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I think they are different from the first photo

Check the angles below:
As shown in the first photo the angle should be around 140 degrees.
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In the second photo it should be about 100 degree angle.
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