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Little translation of LKJ86's post upstairs. :-)

"In this year military news, everyone is mainly talking about Y-20 changing engines with WS-20. Not much was mention regarding our best fighter jet J-20 mainly due to no new information was revealed.

But there will actually be a big news regarding a major upgrade/improved version of J-20 soon. I believe a lot of people will be drunk happy on the date when the news is revealed. The pictures are old pictures from 2019 air force exhibition."


I do hope he is right and something really worth celebrating is revealed soon.:smitten:

I would already be "drunk happy on the date when the news is revealed" when I see a WS-10C powered one in PLAAF grey with serial numbers of a new unit?
 

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Oh well, when even 秋秋Q30 confirms this!


I've checked my timeline and seems like no one is discussing about it?
"A major variant of J-20", Q30 has confirmed that it will be the long-rumored twin seater. He even already know the dimensions of the aircraft-despite of course he can't said the number.

But probably after the most recent Y-20B & WS-20 fiasco we all should be a bit more patient and careful with posting rumours, reports and images?
 
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I would already be "drunk happy on the date when the news is revealed" when I see a WS-10C powered one in PLAAF grey with serial numbers of a new unit?
The way he put this one certainly looks like something bigger than that.

I suspect of a WS-15 powered J-20 finally surfaced to the public.

One very high-level scientist in military Aero-Engine tech, Liu Daxiang, told the media that WS-15 will be ready in 3-5 years, and he told that in 2017.
 

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The way he put this one certainly looks like something bigger than that.

I suspect of a WS-15 powered J-20 finally surfaced to the public.

One very high-level scientist in military Aero-Engine tech, Liu Daxiang, told the media that WS-15 will be ready in 3-5 years, and he told that in 2017.
He said this in July 2018. Sometime in 2021 would be the best case scenario but I think 2023 is more realistic for design certification. We should probably see the WS-15 next year or the year after on a new J-20 prototype for flight testing should Dr. Liu's timeline be correct.
 

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He said this in July 2018. Sometime in 2021 would be the best case scenario but I think 2023 is more realistic for design certification. We should probably see the WS-15 next year or the year after on a new J-20 prototype for flight testing should Dr. Liu's timeline be correct.
He said the engine will be ready by then, if the 3-5 year timeframe is right, then it is about time the prototype engine of WS-15 being fitting on J-20 for test.
 

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