News OF China's Mysterious VTOL J-18 Red Eagle Stealth Fighter Jet

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Recently, China's VTOL aircraft J-18 become the focus of attention. Phoenix's military observation program focused on 31 August resolve the J-18. Some people think that J-20 high-profile appearance for the J-18 to do a cover, is said J-18 is better than J-20.

The West is disturbed not only the Chinese aircraft market potential, China's J-10 fighter and other advanced technology is that they keep a close eye target. United States, "Defense News" published a news that according to reliable military intelligence revealed that China's new 4.5 generation heavy fighter J-18 (Chinese name "Red Eagle") was officially put at the Shenyang Aircraft long.

Main parameters of the J-18


J-18 China's fourth-generation air superiority fighter. With forward-swept wing design agency, China's fourth air superiority fighter. Can be a successful maiden flight over the U.S. F-22, F-35. Service time is expected around 2015.


(1), J-18 "Red Eagle" parameter:


Wingspan: 15.2 m


Length: 22.4 m


Height: 4.94 m


Total weight: 47 tons


Empty weight: 20.5 tons


Maximum payload: 12.5 tons


Maximum speed: 3100 km / h


Maximum range: 8500 one thousand meters


(2), F-22 "Raptor" parameter:


Wingspan: 13.56 m


Length: 18.92 m


Height: 5 m


Total weight: 36 tons


Empty weight: 13.6 tons


Maximum payload :6-7 t


Maximum speed: 2335 km / h


Maximum range: 4830 one thousand meters


Significance of J -18 offline


Fighter with a lot of advanced technology, complete winning contemporary Western main fighters (3 to 4 generations), the 21st century will be China's air force one mid-battle equipment. United States, "Defense News" also reported that the aircraft has a super-stealth characteristics, and installation of a laser active phased array radar, built-in weapons bay and two large thrust-vectoring engines. "Defense News" emphasized that the U.S. is also an advanced F-22 fighters that do not possess the characteristics. "

  J-18 fighter prototype off the assembly line level indicates that China has fully reached the world advanced level, type of strategic intercontinental aircraft in the lead. In the United States tried to interfere in the Taiwan issue, the more voice and initiative.

As China has been outside of this advanced fighter strictly confidential, so the Western media only from other aircraft performance on China speculation. ITAR reports, when Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said China, Russia will consider the sale of Su-34 fighters to China, and does not rule out China's participation in the development of fifth generation fighter. Russia made the above statement, in addition to political relations between the two countries, but may also be because the Chinese aircraft manufacturing level has been a major breakthrough, even in some of the leading world level.


U.S. response


Fisher Heritage Foundation in the United States to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission's report said the middle of China, Shenyang Aircraft Factory production of the J -18 fighter for the U.S. military and homeland security pose a serious threat to the United States must increase the funding and scientific research, the 5th generation fighter in 2009 fielded forces, continue to maintain China's strategic advantage. United States, "Defense News" reports, the U.S. Defense Department will hold an emergency meeting to study the adjustment of the U.S. in Okinawa, Korea, mainland Japan and other Asian bases of military deployment, and is likely to increase in Asia and Taiwan region F-22, F-35's number, in response to "Red Eagle" threat.


Russia's "Global Affairs" magazine also comments that: "We have every reason to believe that China will not like the aircraft manufacturing industry in the 1950s as a replica of a Soviet factory, but go more their own special way of new business, and sincerely hope J -18 successful test flight. " 

George Kennan (the U.S. military commentator): The recent disclosure of U.S. satellite photos, a secret military base in Inner Mongolia, China has a new aircraft in flight frequency tired of it! What? It is the secret of successful test flight of China's current "China's first vertical takeoff and landing fighter aircraft", following the service after the J-20 J-18.

We are here for some of the relevant information is still to us through the past to avoid some of China's "enlightened person" message. However, very little. China to take strict measures a large scale, security agencies and supervision of staff, a large presence in the test site.


The Chinese people learned the past few leaks. They do not allow those technicians to go home, communication. Even cell phones will be checked. Also not allowed to use camera phones as well as all digital cameras.


Now the top of the upper part of its plant, the application of a heavy thickness of lead, zinc laid outside the reflective material. In addition, the device uses the early development of the practice of the Mao era, systematic design is terminated into a group design.


The project includes 13 project teams. Each team can only be responsible for 1-2 projects.


To see his face in fact, unless you can put all the engineering and technical personnel, designers brought together. The overall project designer, designers. So far no detailed information is not available to the outside world.


Open a number of sheets on the network of J-18 took off picture, a picture of them clearly see the front wing, although the picture is fuzzy, blurry photos to forge such, it is very difficult. But can be sure, the U.S. F35
J-18 is a clone of the letter. J -18 fighter aircraft is a VTOL aircraft, it can be said is China's first such aircraft.

Russia, the Chinese military has taken a more mature and direct the design of supersonic cruise aircraft has an excellent ability to do battle with today's performance vehicles have a clear advantage can not be compared.


Although China has repeatedly hidden his whereabouts. However, we still know his through satellite photos on the physical state of the ground there. Test has been going on several times.

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