Other Chinese 5th generation concepts ... not J-20 or FC-31


Inst

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With the F-35 and X-2 projects, there were multiple proposed design planforms before the aircraft was finalized (and in the latter case, axed).
 

LiBoHanse

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Institute 601's plan was Snow Owl, Institute 611's plan was Mighty Dragon. The Mighty Dragon was later chosen as be the J-20, while the Snow Owl was chopped down and become FC-31.
 

Deino

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Does anyone know what's the background of these wind-tunnel models? Are they just to study different configurations or are they related to a certain project?

The one in the right corner however seems to be SAC/601 Institute's design for the heavy fighter, which was later won by CAC with the type that became the J-20. (edited here)

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Also, here is an older image of the same model.


J-XX SAC contender 2.pngJ-XX SAC contender 1 part xl.jpg
 
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siegecrossbow

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Does anyone know what's the background of these wind-tunnel models? Are they just to study different configurations or are they related to a certain project?

The one in the right corner however seems to be SAC/601 Institute's design for the heavy fighter that became the J-20.

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Also, here is an older image of the same model.


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The guy in the top photo is Li Tian from the SAC, or the father of Chinese stealth. None of the images you posted appears to be J-20's predecessor.
 

Deino

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The guy in the top photo is Li Tian from the SAC, or the father of Chinese stealth. None of the images you posted appears to be J-20's predecessor.

Sorry if my post was misleading, I never meant it is related to the J-20, but to SAC's proposal, which was later won by CAC with the type that became the J-20. Pardon for the confusion.
 

siegecrossbow

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Sorry if my post was misleading, I never meant it is related to the J-20, but to SAC's proposal, which was later won by CAC with the type that became the J-20. Pardon for the confusion.
In that case the model in question does appear to be the Snowy Owl.
 

Deino

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Lower right.

Really?? ... so SAC's entry into the PLAAF's heavy 5th genertaion fighter contest or RfP was the "Snowy Owl"??
I thought this type was a slightly smaller and lighter type developed either in parallel or slightly later and evolved into the FC-31.
 

ougoah

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Looks like one of those wind tunnel models is the triplane layout that was hypothesized to be the SAC fifth gen competitor we heard back in 2008 or so.
 

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