J-20 5th Generation Fighter VII


by78

Lieutenant General
Has it been 10 years already? The first confirmed image of the lead demonstrator posted by Deino on December 22, 2010.

50745213091_a86ff1fe40_o.jpg
 

Bltizo

Lieutenant General
Staff member
Super Moderator
Registered Member
From my twitter, cross posted cause I'm lazy..

On 10th anniversary of J-20s reveal, this is supposedly an AVIC official model of J-20 (alerted by a colleague).
Notes:
-6 BVRAAMs in main bay, doesn't look like PL-15 -- the new BVRAAM?
-Unsure if engines are WS-10C or WS-15
-OP said there was a cannon, but no obvious site...

Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!


img-16086289417220066ae70beb3ce1b5e4a8e47b63643e8.jpgimg-1608628946527f94c91bf6c3abdcb797b64337cef05b3.jpgimg-1608628951604fda81abff6e6cfc6a7c632a4549c4d5a.jpg


img-1608628946527f94c91bf6c3abdcb797b64337cef05b3~3.jpg

Specifically this bump definitely isn't on the real thing.
It is smaller than F-35A or Su-57 gun bumps, but it is more noticeable than F-22s gun location which is *very* subtle.
Not conclusive obviously, but I'm sure that difference isn't there by accident

yVGLDhP.jpg
 

silentlurker

Junior Member
Registered Member
It looks like there are more differences than just folding fins.

Red: rear fin geometry (folding?)
Yellow: two different protrusions (forward and behind mid fins) not on PL-15. (?datalink or guidance related addition?)
Green: different mid fin geometry and placement.
View attachment 66791View attachment 66792
IMO you are reading too much into a plastic model, the yellow bits could just be casting connectors or flow channels used for casting. Like those little plastic bits in model plane sheets which keep all the parts connected to the sheet so none of them fall off.
 

siegecrossbow

Lieutenant General
Staff member
Super Moderator
Has it been 10 years already? The first confirmed image of the lead demonstrator posted by Deino on December 22, 2010.

50745213091_a86ff1fe40_o.jpg

Way to go you just made everyone present for the original thread feel old.


Former member maozedong was the first to report the news. May his account Rest In Peace.
 
Last edited:

PiSigma

"the engineer"
Way to go you just made everyone present for the original thread feel old.


Former member maozedong was the first to report the news. May his account Rest In Peace.
What happened to him? I remember the original thread blew up to 100+ posts in basically 24 hours... Ya I'm ancient.
 

Top