Thats COOL, Is this have similarities with j20, Looks like it!
Oh another one?
Guess there are rival design bureaus competing with each other to get the government contract. It is impressive how Chinese have emulated the US style of getting bureaus (in US, companies) to compete against each other for government contracts.
Judging by this, I am thinking that it is going to be a J-20 vs J-31 showdown before PLAAF finally selects its 5th gen jet just like Boeing X-32 vs LM's X-35.
Who cares if it's a copy or not. Does it fire 'lolly pop' missiles, are bullets made up of sugar, do the bombs explode with rose petals?
New weapon in the sinochallenger arsenal
now Megaton J-31
Simple, all of them are 5th gen in look only, not in capability. US is still struggling with F35, even after making F22 and here we have china coming up with a 5th gen plane on a daily basis, LOL!
Changing the looks of the plane itself is very complicated task, its not as easy as you say. These planes even fitted with 4.5 avionics and long range bvr and aesa radars will make a deadly machine.
How do you know this plane is for real?? let it fly first in an international show, then only one can assess its real capability.
Maybe true, maybe not, however, I would give Chinese the benefit of doubt as they have pulled-off such things before!
Pulled off what?? J20?? it is still a prototype, can turn out to be a tech demonstrator. Nothing is known of its capability apart from its 5th gen tag, only speculations.
the real question is
will it be able to fly? a Chinese or Russian engine?
will it have all its components that are immune to sanctions?
not playing down the effort but the real stuff lies beneath the surface and thats a big question mark.
china you confusing us damn which one we buy now so many choices
It makes shopping more fun!
Sometimes confuses the **** out of you! It's like making a choice between two beautiful women
Developing two stealth fighters at the same time is going to be difficult though wish you all the luck plus there is one of them is longed range and one of them is on the carriers so both of them can be implemented in the South China sea. So the J-20 was in a ATF competition already nice.
OMG the Chinese are at it again with their copy n paste
At least copying and pasting is good enough to defend one's country and interests.
looks like j-20 without canards
I hope PAF orders a few of these
Its not just hardware that needs to be state-of-the-art, Avionics,weapon suite and testing are equally important.
Congratulations to China, there is still a long way to go. But as they say:"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
J-31? Another 'J'!! How many 'J's are you guys gonna produce? J-5 to J-21 so far and now J-31. At the rate with which the Chinese are going, there would probably be J-32 to J-100 before this year is out!!
I wonder whether there would be any real radical changes in concept and design or just different paint jobs on the same platform??
One thing I like about China the most is that if it says something, it phucking delivers it on time and shocks the world. In India though small things take decades to fix and make them happen. 1 failure puts India 5 years behind, while China bounces back after a failure like a rockstar. Man I have to say, this nation can do the impossible. It can become the world's strongest nation ever.
it doesn't matter who did it first since this is not a race, India might achieve what China achieved 10 yrs later. Usa did moon landing in 1969, so that doesn't mean the china or esa or isro won't do it in 20xx. It's about vision, thankfully both India and China have a vision to develop and compete with west and leave them behind on day.
For example, China got it's GPS in early 2000s, India is now ready to deploy one of its own within 1 year. Development is an ongoing process and Chinese economy is bigger. China became 2 trillion in 2004, While India this year will complete 2 trillion, so we are 8 years behind economically. As long as India keeps moving forward I an happy.
Still surprise they used a bird on there instead of a red star.
This is interesting..
If that is the actual aircraft.. and the Chinese have decided to take their stolen F-35 data and literally create an adapted clone.. its an achievement in itself.
Because it signifies two very important things..
First.. that the chinese air industry is growing by leaps and bounds through whatever pathway it has chosen.. reverse engineering or not.. its allowing it to keep abreast of the worlds best in terms of aerodynamic design.
Second.. That contrary to claims by Lockheed.. there was a lot taken away from the F-35 program that is not being disclosed.
At least enough to provide exacting blueprints for the frontal section of this aircraft whose rear resembles the F-22.
So if this is called the J-31.. then the J-31 is the mashup of the F-22 and F-35..
Thats not just a copy paste.. thats the best of both worlds.
And since this is a private venture, it means.. that Chinas allies have something to smile about.
There is still a lot of work to be done in the engine bays it seems.. fairly crude.
it's j20 with modifications...
it's not a new one as china doesn't need another one..!!!
They should concentrate on j 20 to make it better...
it is a new one designed by a completely different company
Competition is good hence why Lockheed Martin and Boeing be fighting each other for such a project.
paf for the sake of GOD
leave the j10b
rather wait for a few more years and take this baby
Man, that line up already looks very impressive, with the new kid on the block, Pakistan is really spoilt for choice now.
I was really expecting an exportable version of stealth generation fighter from china , smaller as compared to J20 & equiped with ws-13 engines. Does this new aircraft has ws-13 or what size of an engine . This would be really great for pakistan , the speed at which china is working on stealth fighter jets or even other military hardwares is unbelievable and enjoyable at same time . If this new baby is for real ...... then does it mean that pakistan would skip over with J-10's ?
This is going to get awfully interesting.
Looks very familiar to J-20. Some major differences I can see are:
Nose landing gear.
And a bit on the rear end.
What is that insignia on the tail? Some squadron or centre?
BTW, anybody remember that airframe that was being transported on a truck some time back?
chinese are astonishing the world....
If it is really something credible,then why isn't it coming out anywhere?
Looks more like a photoshop work,no one is even talking bout it except here and some Chinese forums.
Let there be an official word or confirmation or a hint of it,before everyone starts speculating and jumping?
This is exactly the type of fighter that may be offered to countries like BD for purchase in the next decade.
While it may not be up to the level of the F-22, it will wipe-out the likes of Su-30, Eurofighter and Rafales from of the skies.
It is a deliberate Chinese policy to make 3rd world countries less dependent on the West and Russia for advanced military equipment.
The Chinese are so damn clever!!!
Seriously thats what i call "INDEPENDENT Military hardware manufacturer" not like India buying each and everything from USA/Russia/France/Israel!
congratulations ... who cares if its innovation or copied, majority of US war machinery is copied of German ww2 tech