China’s Carrier-based J-20, Doom of US Warplanes and WarshipsPosted: September 6, 2016
News.ifeng.com gives a description of China’s carrier-based J-20 stealth fighter jet in its report on September 3. The description is based on Russian military observation website’s article “Carrier-based J-20: Long-range interceptor and killer of marine air defense system”. The Russian media has got a photo of carrier-based J-20 stealth fighter with a landing hook.
Moreover, it has got the following basic data of carrier-based J-20:
Windspan: 14.2 meters, 10.2% longer than land-based one to have larger area for bigger lift.
Length: 19.5 meters, 0.7 meter shorter than land-based one
Engines: 2 WS-15 with total thrust of about 70,000 lb to ensure its greater speed and maneuverability than F-35. China has achieved initial success in developing WS-15, but needs further tests and improvement.
Speed: quicker than F-35B
1950 to 2200 km/hr at 11,000 meters of altitude
1,400 km/hr at low altitude
Empty weight: 19.5 tons, 2.5 tons heavier than land-based one for stronger power system and structures of landing gear, gas discharge and wings
Radar cross section: roughly the same as F-35
Combat radius: 1,500 to 1.600 km twice of F-35B’s, which enables it to shoot down US E-2D AEW&C and P-3C anti-submarine warplanes before F-35B can defend them (whether F-35B is able to defend them is still a question as F-35B is inferior to J-20).
Weapons: PL-21 long-range air-to-air missile to hit target 100 to 150 km away
As J-20 is a stealth fighter jet, it may go near US aircraft carrier battle group at low altitude within the 80-km range of its PL-16 Mach 3.5 supersonic anti-radar missile. The explosion of one PL-16 warhead in the sky above a US Aegis destroyer may cause malfunction of its AN/SPY-1D multifunctional radar. When US navy’s radars have been blinded by anti-radar missiles from J-20s, its warships, including aircraft carriers, will have no air defense and become helpless prey of Chinese anti-ship missiles.
Source: news.ifeng.com “Russian media: China’s carrier-based J-20 will be great danger for US carrier-based warplanes”