Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighter Begins Production

Discussion in 'East Asia & The Pacific' started by Pathfinder, Dec 28, 2015.

Share This Page

  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,455
    Likes Received:
    2,506
    Location:
    United-States
    Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighter Begins Production

    December 25th saw the unveiling of a new J-20 fighter in fresh yellow fuselage primer on the runway of the Chengdu Aviation Corporation (CAC) factory. More notable than its paint color, however, was the numbering of the plane: "2101." As opposed to "2018" or "2019" to follow the eighth flying prototype "2017," "2101" suggests the plane is the first of the low rate initial production (LRIP) airframes, which signify the move away from prototype production to building fighters for actual military use.

    http://www.popsci.com/chinese-stealth-fighter-j-20-starts-production

    It was previously estimated a small number of J-20s would go into production next year but the new photos suggest the manufacturing pace could be faster, according to Xinhua.

    Rolling out the fighter jet would put China a step ahead of Russia, which has been struggling to introduce its own stealth fighter jet, the T-50, whose development has been hampered by the country’s financial difficulties.

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/dipl...ars-ready-begin-mass-production-first-stealth




    j-20_2101.jpg

    j-20_2101_2.jpg

    j-20_2101_4.png

    j-20_2017_2.jpg

    c2db298d92b1e6e71d181fbf60be6148.jpg
     
    AMDR likes this.
Loading...