The growing number of Rafale fighter jets in the Indian Air Force is blowing China’s senses. Meanwhile, his dream of making his J-20 fighter aircraft superpowered has also been shattered. America and Russia are being said to be behind this dream of China. Indeed, China was in the process of capturing Ukraine’s engine manufacturer Motor Sich to make its J-20 fighter aircraft more powerful. Motor Stitch is the world’s leading aircraft engine manufacturer. The company has built engines for several aircraft, including the Russian MI helicopter, Antonov Aircraft.
The engines made by this company are also used by the Indian Air Force in its helicopters and aircraft. China was looking for a powerful engine to power its stealth fighter jet. Since the engine of fighter aircraft is a very complex technology and China does not have any engine that can give the J-20 as much strength as the dragon wants. For this, China hatched a conspiracy at the international level. America was already suspicious of China’s intentions, while Russia later came to know about China’s theft. After which he too turned against China. It was only in the last month of 2020 that China made maneuvers with the J-20 aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) in the Gobi Desert. The six J-20 fighter jets involved in this exercise performed live-fire exercises with H-6 bombers deployed near Ladakh.
How powerful is China’s J-20 fighter aircraft
China’s J-20 fighter aircraft is known as Mighty Dragon. This fighter aircraft can fly at twice the speed of sound. It is built by the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation of China. Two engines are fitted to provide greater strength to the aircraft. It has a single pilot seating seat. China claims that this fighter aircraft can be flown in all seasons. China even claims that this fighter aircraft is equipped with stealth technology, which no radar can hold. Let us tell you that this is the third operational fighter jet in the world. The first two F-22 Receptors and the F-35 are stationed in the American Airforce.
The basic range of J-20 is 1,200 km which can be extended up to 2,700 km. J-20s range in length from 20.3 m to 20.5 m. Its height is between 4.45 m and its Wingspan 12.88–13.50 m. The J-20’s empty weight is 19391 kg, while it is capable of flying with a total weight of 37013 kg, including fuel and weapons. This fighter aircraft can fly up to an altitude of 66000 feet. China claims that it can carry out any operation in an area of 2000 km. Up to 11340 kg of jet fuel can be filled in this jet.
Why does China need new engines for J-20?
Two Saturns from Russia by China’s J-20 fighter aircraft
The AL031 FM 2 (Saturn AL-31FM2) engine is fitted. Together these two engines provide a thrust of up to 145 kg Newton to the aircraft. Since, the J-20 is heavy and also has a very large aircraft size, so its strength requirements are not being met with the help of these engines. Therefore, China is vigorously preparing to replace it. China is working on a plan to replace it with a more powerful WS-15 engine in the future. China has so far produced a total of 50 J-20 fighter aircraft. Some of these are with the Technical Air Combat Development Agency of the Chinese Army, while the rest are posted on the front of India and the South China Sea. Now all the J-20 aircraft that China is making are using its own developed J-10 engine. China is hopeful that its J-20 will prove to be powerful against Rafael on every front and its official media is also beating this day.