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Chengdu J-20 Black Eagle

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A J-20 Black Eagle on the ground.
The Chengdu J-20 Black Eagle is a stealth, twinjet, fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed by China's Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The J-20 made its first flight on January 11th 2011 and entered initial operational capability phase in March 2017, according to state media.

The PLAAF designates the J-20 as "Project 718". The general designer of the aircraft is reportedly Yang Wei, who was the general designer of CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder.

It will be a single seat fighter powered by a pair of Xian WS-15 afterburning turbofans, have either a Type 1475 or KLJ5 AESA radar and be armed with PL-10, PL-12C/D & PL-21 missiles.

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