This photo of J-20 2001 at CAC’s airfield in Chengdu, shows the off-centre pitot tube and the configuration of the main landing gear doors when extended.
A rare shot of the first two flight-test J-20s parked together.
One of the few photos that gives an idea of the J-20’s size compared to other types, with 2002 parked in front of two J-10s.
J-20 2001 at CAC’s airfield in Chengdu.
J-20 2002 at CAC’s airfield in Chengdu.
The third prototype J-20, aircraft 2011, during its first flight on March 1, 2014.
The third J-20 on its maiden flight on March 1, 2014.
The J-20A entered PLAAF service in 2017 and there have been reports the indigenous WS-15 engine for the fighter might be tested in flight this year.
The first examples of the J-20 have reportedly been handed over to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Flight Test Establishment at Yanliang for ongoing testing.
On September 30 and October 1, 2016, there was a semi-official presentation of the Chengdu J-20A. Four pre-production aircraft were seen performing an air display over Chengdu airfield. Reportedly seven pre-production aircraft exist and the first two were delivered to the flight test centre at either Cangzhou or Dingxin Air Force Base.
This unidentified Chengdu J-20A fifth-generation stealth fighter took part in celebrations to mark the official introduction of the type with China’s People's Liberation Army Air Force on September 28, 2017.
Истребители J-20 на авиасалоне в Джухае
The J-20 display was performed only once during Airshow China at the opening ceremony on November 1, 2016, and lasted one minute.
PL-15 test articles loaded in the weapons bay of a J-20 fighter during weapon integration tests flown at Chengdu Aircraft Research and Design Institute's airfield.
The fifth prototype Chengdu J-20, 2013, during its maiden flight on November 29, 2014.
Images of the fourth Chengdu J-20 fighter prototype (2012) on the ground began appearing on Chinese internet sites in June 2014. It has since been revealed the aircraft made its first flight, which lasted around two hours, on July 26. The jet displays modifications introduced on the third aircraft (2011), which was first noted in January, including a faceted ‘bulge’ under the nose, possibly a housing for an electro-optical targeting system; refined air intakes; and a reprofiled upper tail from which a triangular section has been removed from the top of the trailing edge.
Chengdu J-20 2015 during its maiden flight
Quite surprisingly, the PLAAF confirmed delivery of J-20 fighters assigned to a front-line unit. However, so far all aircraft shown in images released are from the 66th Brigade.
The seventh J-20 fighter, side number 2016, lands at Chengdu-Huangtianba after its maiden flight on September 18, 2015.
Aircraft 2011 during high-speed taxiing tests in February 2014.
J-20 2002 with two drag chutes deployed after landing at CAC’s airfield in Chengdu.
Тройка самолетов J-16 в одном строю с перспективными истребителями J-20 перед вылетом на воздушный парад в честь для ВВС КНР в 2017г.
A low-quality, but rare, image of a PL-10 missile mounted on a J-20.
Демонстрация нового истребителя китайским официальным лицам
Второй прототип китайского истребителя J-20
16 мая 2012г. состоялся первый полет второго прототипа китайского истребителя 5-го поколения J-20 (борт 2002). Машина находилась в воздухе всего 20 минут.
15 марта 2014г. китайский истребитель пятого поколения J-20 с бортовым номером 2011 выполнил второй полет. Он представляет собой предсерийный образец и имеет заметные внешние отличия от предыдущих прототипов (борт. №№ 2001 и 2002). J-20 (борт. № 2011) впервые взлетел с аэродрома в г. Ченду 2 марта при большом скоплении зрителей.
Пара истребителей 5-го поколения J-20
Shenyang’s wind-tunnel model from the early 2000s.
Early drawings of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation’s concept which lost out to Chengdu’s design and an early CAC concept drawing in response to the JXX requirement.