STEALTHY CHINA: China’s second known stealth aircraft, the Shenyang J-31 fighter, made its first flight Oct. 31. The first sight of the aircraft’s planform view confirmed its similarity to the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Figher (JSF), with a clipped delta wing and stabilizers mounted well aft on twin tailbooms, and comparison with a J-11 chase aircraft supports earlier estimates that it is in the same size class as the JSF. Like the F-35, the J-31 generated prominent ...


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