China Bets On Variety Of Large Fighter Aircraft

AVIC Chengdu J-20 fighter aircraft
To control radar reflections, doors over the J-20’s main weapon bay create a flat belly. That limits the depth available for weapons.
Credit: Avic
China has a heavy fighter force, and it is getting heavier. The bulk of Chinese fighter acquisition funding is pouring into production lines for large, long-range aircraft that suit western Pacific distances. But the air force and naval aviation branch fighter fleets are badly fragmented, and no...

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