Chengdu J-20
Страна: Китай
Год: 2011


The J-20 is seen in the West as a leap forward for China's aerospace industry. While few details have been released, it has the potential to meet the growing capability requirements of the People's liberation Army Air Force.
The external lines of the J-20 have drawn comparisons with the F-22, the F-35 and the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA - however, only its internal mission equipment will determine its capabilities and effectiveness.
This view of the upper surface shows the canards deflected forward.
The precise role of the J-20 has not been revealed, but it is believed to be a long-range fighter-bomber, capable of carrying weapons in large internal bays.
The prototype J-20 completed its first flight on January 11, 2011.
With slats deployed and moisture streaming off the wing leading edges, the J-20 prototype is seen pulling some gs.
In addition to the large ventral fins, dorsal strakes are mounted below the 'booms' outside of the twin engine exhausts.
J-20 '2001' is the first, and so far only, example to have flown.
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.
J-20 2001 at CAC’s airfield in Chengdu.
The first J-20 is pictured taxiing at the Chengdu Design Institute's airfield.
From the front you can see the large blisters under the wings housing the actuators for the flying controls.
The Jian-20 fighter seen for the first time at Chengdu Aerospace Corporation's Plant No 132 airfield from December 22, 2010.
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.
The large main landing gear doors have the serrated edges common to most low-observable designs.
The make of engine powering the J-20 prototype has not been officially disclosed but it is believed to be either the AL-31F or 117S. An indigenous powerplant - possibly the WS-15 - is being developed for the aircraft.
Вид на хвостовую часть самолета J-20
J-20 2002 at CAC’s airfield in Chengdu.
Первый истребитель J-20, поступивший на вооружение 1-й авиабригады ВВС НОАК, фото января 2020 г.
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.
PLAAF J-20s perform aerobatics during an air show celebrating the 70th anniversary of the PLAAF’s founding, in Changchun, northeast China, in 2019
J-20 78232 in an aggressive climb at Zhuhai 2018.
With China’s J-20 fighter prowling the skies, some of its East Asian neighbours are boosting their military with fifth-generation fighters
The J-20 first flew in 2011. The PLAAF declared the type operational in 2017. Five years later there could be more than a hundred J-20s in squadron service. That makes the J-20 the world’s third-most numerous low-observable fighter after the F-35 and F-22
J-20
These trade events allow air arms and the world's biggest aerospace companies to preview their most technologically advanced products. In 2018, the fifth-generation Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter made its official public debut.
Перспективный истребитель пятого поколения J-20
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.
Upper side of J-20 78233 features a two-tone grey camouflage and light grey edges.
An early version Chengdu J-20 wowed the partisan crowd at Zhuhai Airshow in November 2019. As the aircraft turned down the runway through the moist air, vapour trails formed over the wings
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.
Истинное оборудование кабины неизвестно. Все официальные снимки сделаны с ракурса, не позволяющего увидеть приборную доску
Silvery coatings are the basis of the People's Liberation Army Air Force J-20 underside camouflage.
There is one fighter regiment of J-20As currently serving the PLAAF at Wuhu in eastern China, but it’s unclear if the logistics are in place for a forward deployment
Fast pass by J-20s 78232 and 78233.
Истребители J-20 на авиасалоне в Джухае
J-20 в полете
Two PLAAF J-20s perform at the PLAAF’s open day event in Changchun, Jilin, in northeast China in 2020
The J-20 display was performed only once during Airshow China at the opening ceremony on November 1, 2016, and lasted one minute.
“It’s not anything to lose a lot of sleep over,” Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, commander of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, said of the J-20, “but they seem to be building a lot of them”
Створки боковых отсеков вооружения выполнены таким образом, что могут закрываться после выведения ракет в стартовое положение. Это позволяет производить их пуск даже на сверхзвуковой скорости.
J-20 в полете с открытыми центральными отсеками вооружения
Для обеспечения малой радиолокационной заметности на тяжелых истребителях типа F-22 или J-20 используются достаточно вместительные отсеки вооружения, створки которых открываются непосредственно перед запуском ракет
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.
A PLAAF Y-20U aerial tanker refuels a J-20 and a J-16 multirole fighter simultaneously. New Y-20Us are slowly expanding the PLAAF’s modest tanker force
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
J-20 в полете с подвесными топливными баками
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 производит посадку с тормозным парашютом
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.
Top: A mock-up of the KLJ-7A radar with the antenna installed on a gimbal, which allows it to tilt towards the target.
Bottom: A second mock-up of the KLJ-7A radar with a fixed main forward-looking antenna and two small, side­looking antennas.
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
Предполагаемый вид приборной доски кабины летчика
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.