China’s official military forum mil.huanqiu.com posts a few photos of China’s 8th J-20 prototype in its report yesterday. It says in the report that China built its 8th J-20 prototype only 2 months after it built the 7th prototype and conducted its maiden flight on November 24. The short interval proves that the design of the stealth fighter jet is quite mature.
However, what has drawn experts’ keen attention is the solemn ceremony China held at the site for the maiden flight, which is quite unusual.
According to Li Xiaojing, the website’s special military commentator, there are now 6 J-20 prototypes plus 2 experimental prototypes for test flights and 1 Tu-204 and 1 Y-8 for testing radar and electronics, quite enough for testing the new fighter jet. The solemn ceremony at the test site…
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