Date
18 October 2017

Stealth jet set for maiden flight, paper says

China is said to be planning the maiden flight of an upgraded version of the J-20 stealth fighter soon, China Daily reported Thursday. A number of photos recently taken by aviation enthusiasts at an unidentified base, and widely circulated on websites that follow the Chinese military, show a prototype of the twin-engine, fifth-generation aircraft with the serial code “2011″ painted on both sides of the cockpit, according to the newspaper. The first test flight is expected to take place in Chengdu, base of the aircraft’s developer, Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, the report said.

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