This Is China's Secret Stealth Strike Fighter

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Unlike their Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark—a copy of the Russian Sukhoi Su-33—the new Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter seems to be a copy of the American stealth fighters, with some lambda wings attached. It was secret. Not anymore.

The 70-feet Chengdu J-20 seems to use Russian 32,000-pound thrust 117S engines with vectoring abilities. It looks similar to the F-22 Raptor, but larger. Probably that means lower agility, but more weapons and fuel. In any case, copy or no copy, the Chinese keep building up their arsenal. [Aviation Week]

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George Conol

Lol, the blown out picture is different from the original. Giz has some bad photoshop skillz.

Anyways, we have been using and perfecting stealth technology for at least 30 years. China is waaaay behind.

Just out of curiousity, why are they arming themselves like they're gonna take out half of the planet? Who do they think is the Enemy?