Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Looks like the Chinese have themselves a stealth fighter
From FoxNews -- BEIJING – The first clear pictures of what appears to be a Chinese stealth fighter prototype have been published online, highlighting China's military buildup just days before U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates heads to Beijing to try to repair defense ties.
The photographs, published on several unofficial Chinese and foreign defense-related websites, appear to show a J-20 prototype making a high-speed taxi test—usually one of the last steps before an aircraft makes its first flight—according to experts on aviation and China's military.
Ok Bill and David, or any other regular readers who are familiar with military matters, is this for real? Why does the Chinese stealth fighter look exactly like ours? Did they steal the F-22 technology like they do with everything else, or is this, as the article supposes, a mock up designed to scare everybody?