Analysis

Threat analysis of Chengdu J-20 the chinese stealth fighter

China recently showed the world its latest fighter aircraft in a typical Chinese way with the Govt media denying it but allowing Chinese hobbyist to upload images of the aircraft on the internet. According to latest reports the aircraft is carrying high speed taxi run and is expected to take to the skies anytime. A Chinese stealth aircraft will definitely ...

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Comparing Chengdu J-20 with F-22, F-35 and Su-PAK FA or T-50

We have witnessed a lot about the Chinese Stealth fighter J-20, being developed by the Chinese Aircraft manufacturer Chengdu. The J-20 is a Fifth generation aircraft with stealth capabilities. Only time will tell if the J-20 will match the current stealth aircrafts or will be superior than them. The F-22 Raptor has proven technology and hence it has been speculated ...

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Can Israel develop its own stealth fighters?

A general perception is that, if Israel can make  state of the art main battle tanks like the MK-IV, or some advanced ballistic missiles like the Arrow it could also make its own Stealth plane and be more independent from the US. Although it is not impossible, but it would probably be a very expensive venture and time consuming to ...

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Gripen’s ability to take off and land on public roads

The combination of delta wing and canards gives the Gripen significantly better takeoff, landing performance and flying characteristics. The totally integrated avionics makes it a “programmable” aircraft. It also has an advanced electronic warfare unit, making it possible to load more ordnance onto the aircraft along with its self defence capabilities. Gripen’s has an interesting ability to take off and ...

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Considerable reduced radio chatter in F-22 Raptor

F-22 Raptor is a fifth generation fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology being developed by Lockheed Martin.It was designed as a air superiority fighter and has capabilities like ground attack,electronic warfare and signal intelligence. The F-22 is highly maneuverable, at high speeds and it is extremely departure-resistant, enabling it to remain controllable at extreme pilot inputs.The F-22 avionics include E&IS ...

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Su-30MK’s aerodynamic configuration is an unstable-in-longitude triplane

The Su-30MK’s aerodynamic configuration is an unstable-in-longitude triplane hence canards are installed to enhance maneuverability Su-30MK is a standard Su-30 with the air-to-ground missiles which can carry twice the armament (8 tons) compared to the baseline Su-27. This multirole aircraft is adequately fitted for the entire spectrum of tactical and operational combat employment scenarios, varying from counter-air tasks to counter-land ...

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Combat readiness of F-16

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can fly to enter air combat, stay, fight ...

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Top 5 Military transport aircraft Under development

Military transport aircraft are typically fixed and rotary wing cargo aircraft which are used to deliver troops, weapons and other military equipment by a variety of methods to any area of military operations around the surface of the planet, usually outside of the commercial flight routes in uncontrolled airspace. Originally derived from bombers, military transport aircraft were used for delivering ...

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Top 5 dogfights in history

Dogfights are forms of aerial combat between fighter aircraft or a manoeuvrings combat at short range, where each side is aware of the others presence. Dogfighting first appeared during World War I, shortly after the invention of  airplanes, and has since become a component in every major war. However it was believed  that after World War II, high tech combat ...

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II in trouble

Problems in the development of F-35 stealth fighter have raised fresh questions from Canada and many other countries. Technical glitches, high cost per unit and postponed production continue to cause problem for fighter program which is a joint venture between the United States and many countries including Canada Israel and Australia. Recent software problem with fuel pump grounded all the ...

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