Photo evidence: Maiden flight for the second China’s J-20 stealth fighter prototype

After a series of high-speed taxi tests with the nosewheel off the ground and subsequent use of the drag chute, here are the first images published on the Chinese forums showing the second J-20 stealth fighter prototype performing its first flight at Chengdu.

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  1. As it may be the Chinese consistent and persistent to obtain blueprints of the American F22 and F35 through computer hacking is most definitely A threat! there is similarities Of Design features found from the F22 and F35 Stealth Designs, but not sure how much stealth technology china obtain from the USA through hacking indeed you did mention there is 1.7 Terabyte Of Classified Information was hacked and stolen! Its only goes to show that the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force are desperate to maintain there sphere Of influence in North East Asia, South East Asia and the Far East Sphere..

    Heavy debate on which stealth fighter is better, Comparing Chengdu J-20 with F-22, F-35 and Su-PAK FA or T-50

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