J-20 5th Generation Fighter VII


xyqq

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maybe China should make some stealthy pods/missiles too, I can't imagine that the shaping would be too difficult to design.
If you refer to the drop tanks in Deino's last post, they are meant to be jettisoned before combats, like those of F-22:
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If you refer to the stealthy pod in his previous post (F/A-18E), it is only useful for a fighter without an internal weapon bay (like J-10).
No AA missiles adopt the stealthy design as their RCSs are already pretty small, and the gain will not be worth the sacrifice.
 
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Josh Luo

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maybe China should make some stealthy pods/missiles too, I can't imagine that the shaping would be too difficult to design.
Stealthy pods would be necessary to carry more PL-10 short-range missiles for dogfights. Should a J-20 come into contact with an F-22 or F-35, the both sides would be unlikely to detect one another until they are within dogfighting ranges. BVRAAM radars would also have difficulties tracking stealth targets.
 

Interstellar

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J-20A number '2021' - the first one fitted with the indigenous WS-10C "Taihang" - seen allegedly on 26. January 2019 and carrying two huge droptanks.

(Images via @谢婷的独家摄影师 from Weibo)


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J-20A01 2016 has already gone through cold weather testing in 2017. Maybe this one should be called J-20A02.
 
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PikeCowboy

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lol I'm actually talking about something like the LRASM, doesn't seem too much of a revolution in manufacturing and I'm just tired of claims of 2 LRASM's sinking the LN and SD...
 

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