J-20 5th Generation Fighter VII


Deino

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I don't know. Probably not. But this photo still contains useful info since it is taken recently. Not all of the Wuhu J-20s are rehearsing for the July 1st flyover this year since we see 15 of them rehearsing in Tianjin right now. This makes sense since sending all of them to Tianjin will leave the Eastern seaboard undefeated.

My hypothesis for J-20s participating in the parade:

1) 5 from Dingxin
2) 5 from Wuhu
3) 5 from Cangzhou


Good and reasonable theory! ... and now please add 5 more from Anshan! ;)
 

by78

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A 15-bird formation.

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Bigboii

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Chinese planes are lower down the pecking order when it comes to prestige

As it's American, Russia, some Europeans countries( like Rafaele, Typhoon etc etc) than China

Do the millitary experts think that this is a fair assessment of Chinese air industry or this is incorrect as China has improved with time

And if it has improved what can China do to enhance it's prestige or at the very least show to the other countries (especially buyers) that it is at the very least equal to European, Russians
 

Xsizor

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Chinese planes are lower down the pecking order when it comes to prestige

As it's American, Russia, some Europeans countries( like Rafaele, Typhoon etc etc) than China

Do the millitary experts think that this is a fair assessment of Chinese air industry or this is incorrect as China has improved with time

And if it has improved what can China do to enhance it's prestige or at the very least show to the other countries (especially buyers) that it is at the very least equal to European, Russians
It has to be a a novel design with abilities that far exceed the fighter jets of today - demonstrably.

Otherwise, it's like asking for validation from your rivals and competitors. Not only is that going to be in vain but it can lead to further jibes and taunts. The plus point of Chinese military complex, for the time being, seems to be scale.

As time goes by, new aircrafts will debut - with novel concepts and abilities. It'll stand against detractors and collect its fair share of admirers.

Do remember how Japanese military equipments were seen prior to WW2 or the reception of Soviet Military technology during Cold War.

Haters gonna hate.
 

Bigboii

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It has to be a a novel design with abilities that far exceed the fighter jets of today - demonstrably.

Otherwise, it's like asking for validation from your rivals and competitors. Not only is that going to be in vain but it can lead to further jibes and taunts. The plus point of Chinese military complex, for the time being, seems to be scale.

As time goes by, new aircrafts will debut - with novel concepts and abilities. It'll stand against detractors and collect its fair share of admirers.

Do remember how Japanese military equipments were seen prior to WW2 or the reception of Soviet Military technology during Cold War.

Haters gonna hate.
Tbh Russians are probably more hated than the Chinese (in MSM)

But they're respected even more than the Europeans because they have proven themselves at least in public imagination

So while bias is a valid argument but it doesn't encapsulates the whole issue of prestige among the buyers

But I agree as time goes on part but for that to happen you'll need to export some A-, B grade planes to other countries in order to battle test it and increase its prestige over time
 

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