01 January 2011

"J-20": Further thoughts

I've been thinking further on the "J-20" and I've identified another aircraft it might be going for a similar role as.

The Panavia Tornado.

The Tornado is a multi-national swing-wing aircraft with two major roles; an air defence interceptor (the F3 version is about to retire from the RAF) and precision strike, including maritime attack.

While larger on estimates than the Tornado, the "J-20" could fit comfortably into both roles; going after stuff like B-52s and B-1Bs, or even having a go at an AWACS.

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