Is China developing two type of fifth-generation stealth fighters?
U.S. intelligence agencies got interested strongly in the photos of some an unknown fighter that appeard on Chinese military websites June 21. Chinese media claimed that
the new fighter that was tightly wrapped is another Chinese fifth-generation stealth fighter – .
An US military expert point out that the new-type fighter’s shape is similar to the U.S. military active duty F-22 fighter, but the size is smaller. Although some one speculated that it may be the supersonic version L-15 advanced trainer fighter, but the new fighter’s size is larger, and the shape of the both fighters’ wings and intakes are obvious different. However, the photos taken on june 21st show that this new aircraft is not yet installed the tail and cockpit cover.
Experts pointed out that this is a static prototype that used for for ground testing. U.S. intelligence agencies believe that China is currently developing two models of the fifth generation stealth fighters – and J-60 fighter.
Richard Fisher, the US famous Chinese military expert the length of J-60 fighter is slightly larger than U.S., the fighter is equipped with two engines, and use the stealth technology that can reduce the radar cross section. He believes that the aircraft may also be equipped with built-in weapons bay and equipped with active phased array radar.If this is indeed the Five Dynasties and the second machine developed by China, then it will also be derived from carrier-based model: J-60 is relatively small size and twin-engine configuration so that it is very suitable for the equipment of China’s future aircraft carrier. Fisher added: “Washington does not believe that China has the ability to develop two models stealth fighter at the same time, but actually able to develop three or even more models of this type of fighter.”
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