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Maiden flight was in January

The military aviation world is abuzz about stealth technology today. America’s F-35 and the F-22 make use of liberal doses of stealth technology in their designs. The U.S., however, isn’t the only country working hard on stealth aircraft.

The newest stealth fighter to make headlines is the Chinese J-20 fighter. Reuters reports that photos of the J-20 making another flight have surfaced. The photos show the J-20 on the ground and then taking off for only its second flight. 

The photos of the J-20's second flight were posted on the People's Daily website in China with the caption reading, "an alleged J-20 prototype prepares to take off." The Chinese Defense Ministry didn’t comment, but the People's Daily is widely known as a mouthpiece for the Chinese government.

The J-20 had its maiden flight in January 2011. That maiden flight came well ahead of what many analysts expected. The J-20 is reportedly a larger aircraft than the F-22 Raptor leading some to believe it is more focused on air and ground attack roles than air superiority like its U.S. rival. The photos have led some analysts to think that China may be further ahead in the development of the aircraft than initially thought.

There was speculation that the J-20 stealth technology may be have been acquired by the Chinese from an American F-117 that crashed in 1999. That F-117 was lost in Serbia and was the first of the aircraft to get hit by enemy fire. There were reports that Chinese agents were moving all around the part of Serbia where the F-117 crashed buying up parts of the aircraft from local farmers.

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RE: I call BS
By carniver on 4/20/2011 1:00:24 PM , Rating: 2
2.) If 1 cannot happen, then a strike order is given to have said crashed top secret plane bombed into little tiny bits.

The plane got shot down and crashed in a foreign country you're not in war with, and then you bomb that country becasue you wanted to destroy the remains of that plane, you think that isn't even more f'ed up?

RE: I call BS
By Reclaimer77 on 4/20/11, Rating: -1
RE: I call BS
By gixser on 4/20/2011 6:51:33 PM , Rating: 2
Ok...remember this post folks and please refer to it it future "discussions" with this jokester.

RE: I call BS
By Skywalker123 on 4/23/2011 9:42:06 AM , Rating: 2
Complete idiot.

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