J-20 5th Generation Fighter VII


Bltizo

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9th brigade is operating off the eastern coast.

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 based in that general area, but that doesn't mean the aircraft operates at tactically significant distances without luneberg lenses that would be able to meaningfully compromise it.

Operating within Chinese air space near the coast versus operating in international airspace just outside China's territorial airspace versus operating deeper in international airspace many dozens or hundreds of km outside of China's territorial airspace... They're all very different.
 

siegecrossbow

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First image of J-20 launching a missile? It is at 1:03 mark of the video. Literally blink of an eye.

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GIF image of video, which slows this down a bit so the two frames of J-20 firing the missile are visible.

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If legit, this is also the first confirmed image of a PL-15 missile being launched since it is launched from the belly bay.

PS: I take that back. The belly bay doesn’t appear to be open. It might be from the side bay.
 
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siegecrossbow

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PL-10 being launched from the port side, believed to be an early weapon launch test from a prototype

Based on your assessment, are these images of the J-20 prototype cockpit during the missile test?

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Just out of curiosity your website is safe from the Chinese internet crackdown on military forums/bloggers, right?
 

vincent

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Just out of curiosity your website is safe from the Chinese internet crackdown on military forums/bloggers, right?
chinese-military-aviation.blogspot.com IP 172.217.1.161 is located in Toronto

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huitong

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Based on your assessment, are these images of the J-20 prototype cockpit during the missile test?

AJx8yJW.png


BdDDK0j.png


Just out of curiosity your website is safe from the Chinese internet crackdown on military forums/bloggers, right?
I don't know if they were from the same test flight. The video clip is heavily edited.
 

supersnoop

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Just FYI, that’s meaningless. It’s hosted by blogspot (Google) which means it will return the closest datacentre to you due to CDN (content distribution network). However huitong already said he is not based in China anyway.
 

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