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According to Chinese media, the newly developed stealth fighter J-20 has now been selected as the plane for the next generation of Chinese aircraft carrier. The Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (CAC) developed J-20 has accordingly over that of Shendyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) presented F-31 by set that produces the current carrier aircraft J-15 °. Both daughters of the state Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

The J-20, Powerful Dragon 'should be able to reach a speed of 2470 km / h - in length (20.3 meters), Span (12.90 meters) in about the dimensions of the American F-22, which they in Chinese presentation is compared, in accordance with - and have an insert radius of 1,100 kilometers (an increase of 300 km greater than the F-22). Your Armament: six air-to-air missiles, a cannon is not confirmed. In the past, there were massive problems with Russian engines in which imported 2,017 hunters. After a third revision of these seem to be fixed now.

China plans to launch four modern aircraft carrier groups by 2030. The current carrier aircraft J-15 (since 2012 in use) should continue to be available.

China hat den J-20 als Trägerflugzeug ausgewählt

Hans Uwe Mergener