J-20 5th Generation Fighter VII


Bltizo

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Yellow-primer J-20 supposedly spotted near CAC. Eye witnesses say that it used WS-10 engines. WS-10 equipped J-10Cs were also spotted.

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Out of interest why is this considered news?

We've seen multiple J-20s with WS-10s last year and it was my operating assumption that all new J-20s produced from that point would be powered by WS-10s..
 

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Out of interest why is this considered news?

We've seen multiple J-20s with WS-10s last year and it was my operating assumption that all new J-20s produced from that point would be powered by WS-10s..
It is news since there has been no info since March. Now people are seeing planes again.
 

dankris

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Does anyone know if J-20 has a gun? I'm looking through some analysis about it and noticed that almost all of them claim that J-20 doesn't have a gun, so I'm asking out of curiosity.
 

Figaro

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Does anyone know if J-20 has a gun? I'm looking through some analysis about it and noticed that almost all of them claim that J-20 doesn't have a gun, so I'm asking out of curiosity.
I think Yankee said the current production version does not have a gun but there are gun ports for where the guns are supposed to be. I'm guessing they'll place the gun in once the WS-15 comes online ... for now they want to save weight to squeeze as much performance out of the Taihangs.
 

dankris

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I think Yankee said the current production version does not have a gun but there are gun ports for where the guns are supposed to be. I'm guessing they'll place the gun in once the WS-15 comes online ... for now they want to save weight to squeeze as much performance out of the Taihangs.
Really? hmm, that does make sense considering the current jet is somewhat underpowered and they aren't going to war anytime soon anyway. At most, they'll only lack the gunnery practice time. Out of curiosity, do you have any pictures of the gun port? It'll be interesting to compare it to F-22 & F-35 gun ports. Also, do you know what type of gun will it use? Will it be the J-10 gun, J-11/16 gun, or a whole new Gatling gun?
 

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Really? hmm, that does make sense considering the current jet is somewhat underpowered and they aren't going to war anytime soon anyway. At most, they'll only lack the gunnery practice time. Out of curiosity, do you have any pictures of the gun port? It'll be interesting to compare it to F-22 & F-35 gun ports. Also, do you know what type of gun will it use? Will it be the J-10 gun, J-11/16 gun, or a whole new Gatling gun?
These are not confirmed to be gun ports but I think are very reasonable candidates.
As for the gun, insider Yankeesama said "the gun will be "unlike any currently in service in PLAAF" but didn't elaborate further."
 

dankris

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These are not confirmed to be gun ports but I think are very reasonable candidates.
As for the gun, insider Yankeesama said "the gun will be "unlike any currently in service in PLAAF" but didn't elaborate further."
@by78 Do you still have the picture on the particular post of yours that @Figaro cited? looks like the picture is lost; at least it is for me. And by the way, can you circle what you think is the J-20's gun port if it is shown in the picture?
 

Figaro

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@by78 Do you still have the picture on the particular post of yours that @Figaro cited? looks like the picture is lost; at least it is for me. And by the way, can you circle what you think is the J-20's gun port if it is shown in the picture?
Sorry I was referring to Blitzo's post at #2756. Scroll down a little on that link. He drew a red box around it.
 

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