Elite Wing of Chinese Air Force Fully Equipped with J-20s


M.discuss.com.hk says in its article “A certain elite brigate of Chinese air force has its fighter jets replaced by J-20s; the new planes formally commissioned in operational combat unit!” that an air force regiment well-known as “Wanghai Wing” has formally entered the era of fifth-generation fighter jets as it has now been equipped with J-20s. That means that J-20 has obtained full combat capability and there are a considerable number of them for actual combat.

Though J-20 fighter jets has already commissioned in Chinese air force since 2018, they first entered test and training unites instead of first-line combat units as they were regarded as highly sophisticated rare weapons. Their number was small.

As J-20 production capacity grows, a whole regiment can be equiped with J-20s. According to foreign media’s estimate, more than 50 J-20s will be commissioned in 2019. It is expected that there will be further increase in their number as production has been quickened due to expansion of scale and maturity of technology. Moreover, the commissioning of J-20s in a whole air force regiment means that all systems of J-20 have passed various tests.

Summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the article in Chinese, full text of which in Chinese can be viewed at https://m.discuss.com.hk/index.php?action=thread&tid=28402639.


10 Comments on “Elite Wing of Chinese Air Force Fully Equipped with J-20s”

  1. Foxhound says:

    It is expected that there will be further increase in their number as production has been quickened due to expansion of scale and maturity of technology….
    It could mean that their WS-15 is mature too, and now the J-20 is not only a masterpiece between chinese high command, but a game changer.

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    • Pickle says:

      WS-15 remains vaporware.

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      • Steve says:

        One f35 vaporised in the Japanese ocean, another f35 vaporised in Sth Carolina crashed into thick smoke. And f22s vaporised by Hurricane Michael. None are vaporwares, but flying Turkeys that cannot be reconfigured.

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  2. Steve says:

    China has air superiority over the SCS and ECS with the J-20s. Japan’s flying turkeys f35s are not air superiority dogfighters unless supported by the f22s, but Japanese pilots not allowed access to the f22s flown by US pilots. Will Japanese f35 pilots shadow Chinese J-20 pilots over the ECS.?

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    • komonsense says:

      they can’t shadow what they can’t find

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    • komonsense says:

      if there will be any shadowing, it’ll be done by the plaaf, as i’ve read numerous articles as to how china has developed radars so sensitive that they can detect mosquitoes, and mobile quantum radars that can easily detect F35s

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      • komonsense says:

        i’d love to see the F35 pilots’ faces and hear their comments if china decided to send something so advanced as a mig 21 (for added insult ) to dog their “undetectable” fifth generation “fighter”

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      • komonsense says:

        i’d love to see the F35 pilots’ reactions if china decided to dog their “undetectable 5th generation fighter” with something like a mig 21….

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      • Steve says:

        Chinese Physics Professor Pan Jian Wei is a genius

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