J-20, J10-B JETS DAZ­ZLE SPEC­TA­TORS AT CHINA AIR­SHOW

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A pair of Chi­nese fighter jets - the J-20 stealth fighter and a thrust-vec­tor­ing J10B demon­stra­tor air­craft, put on an im­pres­sive demon­stra­tion at Air­show China 2018 on Novem­ber 6, 2018 con­firm­ing that the coun­try’s mil­i­tary avi­a­tion tech­nol­ogy is ad­vanc­ing at a greatly ac­cel­er­ated pace. Three Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army (PLA) Air Force J-20 jets wowed 20,000 spec­ta­tors by per­form­ing numer­ous daz­zling ma­noeu­vers dur­ing their 15-minute per­for­mance in Zhuhai, South China’s Guang­dong Prov­ince. The J-20 was first shown in pub­lic at the Air­show China in 2016, but only two of them ap­peared for less than a minute. A J-10B demon­stra­tor fighter air­craft pow­ered by a Chi­na­made thrust-vec­tor­ing WS-10 Tai­hang en­gine, also pro­duced a col­lec­tive “wow” from the air show au­di­ence. It made a series of im­pres­sive ma­noeu­vers, in­clud­ing Pu­gachev’s Co­bra, a dra­matic and de­mand­ing ma­noeu­ver for which it uses en­gine thrust to main­tain a near con­stant alti­tude through­out the en­tire move. The J-10B is the world’s first sin­gle-en­gine ca­nard wing fighter jet to per­form the Pu­gachev’s Co­bra ma­noeu­ver.

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