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China unveils [side-by-side] two seat design for stealth plane based on J-20 fighter

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  • Breakthrough variant intended as early-warning aircraft and command centre for jets and rocket launchers
  • Seating design similar to Russian Su-34 would be a world first among single-seater stealth warplanes
The design is similar to the Russian Su-34 twin-seater supersonic medium-range fighter bomber, with a side-by-side seating arrangement in the cockpit which the report said would help the two pilots better communicate and share information effectively.

“As the new generation aircraft with capabilities of stealth and supersonic cruise, the new platform also needs to command drones, other fighter jets, and even ground-based rocket launchers, as well as surface warships and submarines, making it a small early-warning aircraft,” it said.

A military insider said the new plane would be equipped with defensive air-to-air weapons, but would not be used as a bomber, contrary to mainland media reports.
 

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https://www.scmp.com/news/china/mil...ls-two-seater-design-stealth-plane-based-j-20
  • Breakthrough variant intended as early-warning aircraft and command centre for jets and rocket launchers
  • Seating design similar to Russian Su-34 would be a world first among single-seater stealth warplanes
The design is similar to the Russian Su-34 twin-seater supersonic medium-range fighter bomber, with a side-by-side seating arrangement in the cockpit which the report said would help the two pilots better communicate and share information effectively.

“As the new generation aircraft with capabilities of stealth and supersonic cruise, the new platform also needs to command drones, other fighter jets, and even ground-based rocket launchers, as well as surface warships and submarines, making it a small early-warning aircraft,” it said.

A military insider said the new plane would be equipped with defensive air-to-air weapons, but would not be used as a bomber, contrary to mainland media reports.
Minnie Chan is not a credible source
 

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https://www.scmp.com/news/china/mil...ls-two-seater-design-stealth-plane-based-j-20
  • Breakthrough variant intended as early-warning aircraft and command centre for jets and rocket launchers
  • Seating design similar to Russian Su-34 would be a world first among single-seater stealth warplanes
The design is similar to the Russian Su-34 twin-seater supersonic medium-range fighter bomber, with a side-by-side seating arrangement in the cockpit which the report said would help the two pilots better communicate and share information effectively.

“As the new generation aircraft with capabilities of stealth and supersonic cruise, the new platform also needs to command drones, other fighter jets, and even ground-based rocket launchers, as well as surface warships and submarines, making it a small early-warning aircraft,” it said.

A military insider said the new plane would be equipped with defensive air-to-air weapons, but would not be used as a bomber, contrary to mainland media reports.


Oh well Minnie again ... has anyone seen this "unveiled" concept? Where was it revealed? Was it again her secret "unnamed source close to ..."?


Where is this a side by side twin seater?

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https://www.scmp.com/news/china/mil...ls-two-seater-design-stealth-plane-based-j-20
  • Breakthrough variant intended as early-warning aircraft and command centre for jets and rocket launchers
  • Seating design similar to Russian Su-34 would be a world first among single-seater stealth warplanes
The design is similar to the Russian Su-34 twin-seater supersonic medium-range fighter bomber, with a side-by-side seating arrangement in the cockpit which the report said would help the two pilots better communicate and share information effectively.

“As the new generation aircraft with capabilities of stealth and supersonic cruise, the new platform also needs to command drones, other fighter jets, and even ground-based rocket launchers, as well as surface warships and submarines, making it a small early-warning aircraft,” it said.

A military insider said the new plane would be equipped with defensive air-to-air weapons, but would not be used as a bomber, contrary to mainland media reports.
We cannot count that as unveiling.
Maybe she was talking about JH-XX a regional bomber ??? And mixing it with J20???
Yes. That's it is a possibility but has a very little chance.
 

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We cannot count that as unveiling.

Yes. That's it is a possibility but has a very little chance.
We have thread of JH-XX in that thread we we have picture of nose cone of some unknown fighter bombers that's resembles Su-34 nose cone but much narrower than Su-34
 

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I don't credit South China Morning Post and Minnie Chan :disagree::disagree::disagree:
mostly its articles later turn out to be NOT true;
South China Morning Post (SCMP) is anti-chinese media,
which usually reports based on 'unnamed sources' without apparent evidence
 

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Tandem seat J-20 - not going to happen. It completely alters the aerodynamics of the current design. May as well go for a completely new design.
 

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Tandem seat J-20 - not going to happen. It completely alters the aerodynamics of the current design. May as well go for a completely new design.
Not tandem but side by side seating like F111 or Su-34 but as chinese members saying THIS CHINESE SOURCE IS UNRELIABLE MAY BE AUTHOR MIXING UP 2 DIFFERENT PROJECTS

1 IN DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL BOMBER JH-XX AND J-20
 

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Not tandem but side by side seating like F111 or Su-34 but as chinese members saying THIS CHINESE SOURCE IS UNRELIABLE MAY BE AUTHOR MIXING UP 2 DIFFERENT PROJECTS

1 IN DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL BOMBER JH-XX AND J-20
The paper cited in the Minnie Chan article is related to the FC-31 ... not the JH-XX and definitely not the J-20. With that being said, a twin seater J-20 is possible.
 

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Not tandem but side by side seating like F111 or Su-34 but as chinese members saying THIS CHINESE SOURCE IS UNRELIABLE MAY BE AUTHOR MIXING UP 2 DIFFERENT PROJECTS

1 IN DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL BOMBER JH-XX AND J-20
Yes I meant side by side like the F111
 

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The article is probably talking about the JH-XX and likening it to a side-by-side twin seat J-20.

This would imply that JH-XX might not be an actual bomber but rather an early warning / target tracking command center.

Is JH-XX a CAC project? If there has not been any confirmation so far, maybe this article is the first clue that JH-XX is a CAC project.

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