Isn't the six missile config what J-20 are actually flying with? 4 X PL-15 in the main bay and 2 x PL-10 in the small side bays?One thing I always thought since the normal PLAAF the A2A configuration is only 4 missiles, 2xBVRAAM and 2xSRVVM, even 6 missiles config (4xBVRAAM and 2xSRVVM) are relatively rare. So in Zhuhai Airshow, J-20 with 4xPL-15 may not be its maximum load config, it may just be its conventional A2A config. Even F-22 rarely carry 6 AMRAAMs in A2A mission convention, but again NATO or the US normally did a much better job in PR and advertising than the Chinese...
Or...everyone can just wait for the new missiles.J20 is has external pylon fittings, so if they develop stealth pod housing for BVR missiles for external pylons, that would be another 2 to 4 BVR missiles (PL-20 or PL-21) that can be launched at 200km range or beyond.
We have seen photo of J20 with external fuel tanks attached. So there is no question of external pylon fittings on J20.
The stealth pylon housing can be dropped after missiles are launched. Restoring J20's original stealth 100 to 200km from enemy.
no, what I mean is that there is plenty of space for the main weapon with only 4xpl-15, so the maximum load config could be 6xpl-15 in the main weapon bay. J-20 may have this ability, but PLAAF decides only show us the regular a2a mission 4xpl-15 configIsn't the six missile config what J-20 are actually flying with? 4 X PL-15 in the main bay and 2 x PL-10 in the small side bays?