The second prototype of the Chengdu J-20 fifth generation stealth fighter, coded 2002, could soon fly along the first one, coded 2001, that has been involved in the testing activities since Jan. 11, 2011.
The following video, filmed on May 1, 2012, shows the aircraft performing the typical ground engine tests that usually precede the first flight.
Once again footage of the J-20 was uploaded on Youtube minutes after it was filmed, showing China’s willingness to announce Beijing’s military developments to project an image of strength to the rest of the world.
- New China’s J-20 fifth generation stealth fighter prototype spotted at Chengdu (theaviationist.com)
- DeMotivational Poster: the future of China’s most advanced stealth fighter. Downed by Lockheed Martin’s 6th generation combat plane (theaviationist.com)
- China’s 5th generation stealth fighter performing combat maneuver tests over Chengdu (theaviationist.com)