Zhuhai Air Show 2020


ZeEa5KPul

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I will say something else, the J-20 looks very good with the short, serrated nozzles. I underestimated how much the previous long nozzles were ruining its looks. The hit to rear RCS is forgivable, the hit to aesthetics isn't. :p
 

siegecrossbow

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I will say something else, the J-20 looks very good with the short, serrated nozzles. I underestimated how much the previous long nozzles were ruining its looks. The hit to rear RCS is forgivable, the hit to aesthetics isn't. :p

Once the WS-15 TVC nozzles are ready you'll complain that you underestimated how much the black jagged nozzles ruined its looks.
 

Tam

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MA MA MIA, and this is the export version! I wonder what the range for the actual HQ-9B in service with the PLAAF is. No wonder some US DoD sources state that the HQ-9B (in service with the PLA) has a range of nearly 300km. Combined with AESA radar, that is an extremely powerful system (surpassed only by S-400's 40N6 and even out-stick the SM-6).

260km MTCR sounds to me it might be over 300km.
 

Xsizor

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Assuming that they didn’t nerf the export version the range is a bit disappointing.
Why would you assume they didn't? Do the Chinese not have the habit of dumbing down export versions?
They certainly nerfed it. It's not as if Meteor Class AAMs are impossible for the China of 2020s.
 

Totoro

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I do wonder if there are any chances left that there will be Y-20 figures disclosed officially, before the end of the show. Stuff like exact cabin dimensions, max payload, ferry range and ideally a payload/range graph.
 

by78

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Crowd control microwave weapon.

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