In the blog "Chinese Military Review" were published new photos of the Chinese fighter 5-th generation Chengdu J-20. The pictures were taken in the first week of February 2012. The photographs show the aircraft with the 2001 tail number. To date, the prototype J-20 performed already sixty test flights, which were announced officially.
Tests of Chengdu J-20 (by the way, the Chinese military attributed this fighter to the fourth generation) started at the end of December 2010. The first flight of the fighter performed 11 on January 2011. 2. The combat tasks that the fighter will perform are not disclosed. As expected, this aircraft will be equipped with anti-ship missiles and is designed to combat surface vessels, including aircraft carrier groups.
Fighter J-20 is made by the aerodynamic scheme "Duck" with a highly located in the plan triangular wing, coupled with the fuselage. The whorls of the Chinese aircraft have a large angle of collapse from the longitudinal axis. Fighter jet nacelles are located on the sides of the fuselage, under the wings. The length of Chengdu is 21,3 m, the height is 4,5 m, and the wingspan is 12,9 m. All the technical characteristics of the fighter are classified.
It is estimated that the mass of an empty Chengdu aircraft is seventeen tons. Presumably, the J-20 reaches speeds up to 2,5 Mach number (this is 2,9 thou. Km / h). At the same time, the cruising speed of his flight probably amounts to 1,83 Mach numbers. The J-20 combat radius is estimated to be 2000 km with a practical range of 5000 km.