The chief designer of the J-20 said the plane was a better match for US fighters. Photo: Xinhua
The chief designer of the J-20 said the plane was a better match for US fighters. Photo: Xinhua
Defence

China’s J-20 carrier-based jet fighter influenced by US – not Soviet – thinking, designer says

  • As the race to find the best platform for a modified fighter hots up, designer wins critics’ support by selling the American angle
  • PLA Navy ‘should choose a reliable platform that has a long combat range and potential for development … and the best choice is the J-20,’ expert says

The chief designer of the J-20 said the plane was a better match for US fighters. Photo: Xinhua
The chief designer of the J-20 said the plane was a better match for US fighters. Photo: Xinhua
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