J-20 5th Gen Fighter Thread V

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But what's the current consensus: 2018 does not exist and 2019 became 2101 ?? ... or are there indeed three seperate birds ?
That does seem to be the most logical explanation, though it will no doubt disappoint some? It seems that 2101 is charting some new ground? LRIP bird probably, it will likely be the first full up bird we have seen.

Good call on the yellow bird Deino, as some have noted its all over yellow, so likely a base coat for the RAM coating
 
Wow wow wow I might faint :eek:

A massive rally by China to finish off 2015
True dat, awesome working it out, but those guys are not getting ready for New Years vacation, they are getting ready to "fly" that bird. They won't want to take a break, they are pumped and motivated, its time for Deino to be called to Chengdu for a few "Pireps" from the factory pilots to give us a little rundown on why the J-20 is the right bird, in the right configuration for the PLAAF.

but honestly, I can't wait till you see those Bs flying off the Queen Elizabeth, then you really will faint, and Deino for sure will cover that, won't you Bub?
 

janjak desalin

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I will repeat myself (as I enjoy nagging :p) that we probably will not see J-20 in yellow primer on the tarmac, ever.
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Oh well, Taxiya! It seems that, this year, at Christmas, it was your fate to play the Grinch!

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And just like in that story, you could not stop Christmas from coming to Whoville (CDF).
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Guess this makes Deino Little Cindy-Lou Who?
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taxiya

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I will repeat myself (as I enjoy nagging :p) that we probably will not see J-20 in yellow primer on the tarmac, ever.
We have seen two color schemes of J-20, 2001 and 2002 in dark green, 2011 and onwards in lighter grayish green. We have seen all other prototypes of J-10 and J-11 in yellow primer but never J-20, why?

Some say that J-20 is painted in its final state to test stealthiness which is unique from all other types of planes. That is only true to 2011 and later, which are clearly equipped with radar and avionics. But not to 2001 and 2002 which do not have these stuff and only meant for aerodynamic and flight characteristic verification just like all other non-stealthy planes, but they are still fully painted.

I remember some say that J-20's fully painting has something to do with pride of the PLA. I am skeptical about it. That is not the kind of mentality of Chinese state/millitary that I know of.

One possibility of the "final painting" approach is to conceal the material composition of the whole fuselage, so it makes it very difficult (if it is even possible) to estimate some parameters of the plane, such as weight, strengh (therefor) load, G numbers in different flight regimes. One good example is that the DSI bump getting lighter (composite?) paint has suggested some electronical devices/sensors inside, if they could have managed to conceal that we wouldn't know these extra sensors.
after seeing the all yellow J-20 I am eating my cookies (words) and drinking coffee. Congratulations to PLAF for
 

taxiya

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Oh well, Taxiya! It seems that, this year, at Christmas, it was your fate to play the Grinch!


And just like in that story, you could not stop Christmas from coming to Whoville (CDF).


Guess this makes Deino Little Cindy-Lou Who?


I thought my #1167 should have come up before you. Did you sabotage my internet connection?;)
I forgive my honest mistake and share the joy with everybody. :)
 

Quickie

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after seeing the all yellow J-20 I am eating my cookies (words) and drinking coffee. Congratulations to PLAF for
One possibility of the "final painting" approach is to conceal the material composition of the whole fuselage, so it makes it very difficult (if it is even possible) to estimate some parameters of the plane, such as weight, strengh (therefor) load, G numbers in different flight regimes. One good example is that the DSI bump getting lighter (composite?) paint has suggested some electronical devices/sensors inside, if they could have managed to conceal that we wouldn't know these extra sensors.
You may still have got it right on this part, save the actual painting material. The thick yellow primer, as opposed to the thin yellow primer that CAC normally uses, may as well meant to hide the stuffs beneath it.
 
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