J-20 5th Generation Fighter VII


by78

Brigadier
A beautiful frontal view, with the cockpit and all weapon bays open. The 'chine line' on the nose perfectly bisects the image. It looks like something out of the Transformers.

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ougoah

Major
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I believe that this is the first time we’ve seen an operational J-20 without luneberg lens. Was it carrying out patrol operations?

They really shouldn't be risking the signatures of the J-20 with patrols anywhere near Chinese eastern borders. It could be nearer to India or well within China.

Plenty sure that PLAAF would have flown J-20 without LL in many operations and exercises that weren't broadcasted publicly. Maybe it's just the first instance where it has been. I still doubt this would be near eastern borders where Japanese and Americans have eyes and ears switched on 24/7 for things like WZ-8, J-20 and so on.
 

siegecrossbow

Brigadier
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They really shouldn't be risking the signatures of the J-20 with patrols anywhere near Chinese eastern borders. It could be nearer to India or well within China.

Plenty sure that PLAAF would have flown J-20 without LL in many operations and exercises that weren't broadcasted publicly. Maybe it's just the first instance where it has been. I still doubt this would be near eastern borders where Japanese and Americans have eyes and ears switched on 24/7 for things like WZ-8, J-20 and so on.

9th brigade is operating off the eastern coast.
 

ougoah

Major
Registered Member
9th brigade is operating off the eastern coast.

wow okay. That's surprising and interesting to note. I wonder how they assessed the risks for using the J-20 in this way. But it's also good to see how much operational exposure it seems getting and not being a hangar queen with delicate skin ;)
 

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