Danger Room: China’s Newest Stealth Fighter Takes Flight

31.10.12

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The J-31 on its debut flight. <em>Photo: via China Defense Mashup</em>

The J-31 on its debut flight. Photo: via China Defense Mashup

by DAVID AXE

China’s newest stealth fighter prototype reportedly took off on its first test flight over the Shenyang Aircraft Company airfield in northeastern China on Wednesday morning. The 10-minute aerial debut of the twin-engine Falcon Eagle represents a huge leap forward for China’s ambitious stealth warplane program.

But more than a month after the Falcon Eagle first appeared in blurry photos apparently shot and posted online by Beijing’s army of sympathetic bloggers, there are still more questions than answers about China’s second stealth fighter model.

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