For those who aren’t familiar with the Chengdu J-20, it’s essentially a “fifth-generation, stealth, twin-engine fighter aircraft prototype developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).” The following spy photos and videos were snapped during a recent prototype flight test. Continue reading to see more.
While the J-20 might not be able to stand up to an F-22 in a dogfight, the F-22 starts to run into problems when China can produce an estimated five J-20s for the cost of just one F-22. Even if that one F-22 is technically capable of shooting down five J-20s all by itself, it’s not going to have the range or endurance to do so in a combat scenario. The F-22 may, by all accounts, be a much better aircraft, but at some point, a J-20 Zerg rush by the Chinese would just not be possible to counter.