China’s J-20 fighter jets can’t beat the F-35, here’s why – “Supersonic” is now one of the hot topics of many military fans, as a modern strategic aircraft, the supersonic cruise can be said to be the fifth generation of fighter jets standard, modern fighter jets not only require to be able to achieve the detection and strategic strike, to have better performance. Previously, the J20 pilot revealed that J20 maneuverability is particularly strong, once into supersonic speed is its world. Can achieve supersonic J20 is as strong as it says?
China’s J-20 fighter jets can’t beat the F-35, here’s why
MilitaryezyInfo.com – The J-20 fighter jet, developed and produced by our country independently, is the second fifth-generation aircraft in the world that can be put into service. Of course, supersonic flight makes the J20 greatly increase its performance, stealthy performance, flexible maneuverability, strong combat capability, and fast flight speed, making it an invaluable sword for China’s future air force.
So what exactly is a supersonic cruise line? It is important to clarify here that supersonic navigation is the ability of an aircraft to fly above Mach 1.5 for more than 30 minutes even without starting gas, and supersonic speed was actually proposed in the hope that warplanes could achieve the realm of coming and going without a trace.
It is worth mentioning that supersonic cruise is theoretically indispensable for fifth-generation fighter jets, but there is one exception, the same fifth-generation aircraft, it does not have the ability to supersonic cruise, it is the F-35. Interestingly, the F-35 is now the fighter jet engine propulsion is the largest, why it can not achieve supersonic cruise that? It’s really puzzling.
It’s not hard to imagine, the F-35 in the design does by a great propulsion torque, but supersonic navigation can not only propulsion on the line, there are other influencing factors. F-35’s biggest advantage is the engine, but its disadvantage is also the engine, the powerful engine can provide strong thrust, but invariably increases its own load, to solve the engine problem first of all Culverts are more “anti sonic” than “anti sonic navigation”, reducing drag at speed, i.e. either reducing the weight of the engine or reducing its own load.
In terms of speed, if you compare the F-35 to a hunting dog, the J-20 is a cheetah. In fact, the speed of the F-35 is very “slow” and even cannot compare with our J-10 fighter in the speed test result. As we all know, modern warfare is about speed, which requires the fighter plane to fight stealthily and cannot be discovered by the enemy, and even if it is discovered, the fighter plane can still make a quick exit.
The F-35 can do fast evacuation is hard to say, can only depend on the luck of the hour. Of course, there are still great difficulties and challenges for the F-35 to achieve supersonic navigation. But there are strengths and there are weaknesses to move forward, and technology is progressing, and problems that can’t be solved now don’t necessarily have to be solved again.