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  • Every Day, It's a-Getting Closer
    Posted by Bill Sweetman 1:56 PM on Jan 03, 2011

    The most recent imagery from Chengdu shows further progress toward first flight, with the nosewheel off the ground.

    At the same time, Chinese defense bloggers have pulled up an image of an experimental simulator cockpit that emerged a couple of years ago:

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    The forward view of the aircraft on the left-hand display is much too like the J-20 to be the product of coincidence.

    Other Chinese enthusiasts have been playing with CGI. It is hard to vouch for their accuracy, but it's visually impressive:

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    Finally, Air Power Australia has released an updated assessment of the J-20, with some interesting thoughts on timing, numbers and roles and missions, and Feng at Information Dissemination has some good observations.

    Tags: ar99, j-20, tacair, china

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