Sunday, 13 January 2013

PLAAF's J-20 Mighty Dragon 5th Gen Stealth Fighter Jet

The PLAAF's J-20 Mighty Dragon 5th generation fighter jet flew for the first time on January 11, 2011 over the Chengdu. It is powered by two indigenously developed WS-10G turbofan engines.

The prototype of the J-20 Mighty Dragon uses twin all-moving tailfins and ventral stabilizing fins.J-20's forward fuselage has been optimized like the US F-22 Raptor to reduce the frontal Radar cross section (RCS) of the aircraft.

J-20 fighter jet have a large belly weapon bay and two smaller lateral weapon bays for short/long-range AAMs (up to 8 PL-10 WVRAAM, PL-12C/D BVRAAM & Ramjet PL-21 BVRAAM).

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