The J-20 is a fifth-generation air superiority twin-engine heavy stealth fighter developed by China. According to Chinese claim, J-20 is a high situational awareness and high maneuverability. The aircraft will be responsible for the future air and sea combat of the Chinese military. But I don’t know how J-20 performed this stuff without a proper new-gen engine. Recently Sohu reported that Chinese so called 5th Gen fighter aircraft facing major problems in High altitude area.
For a long time, the plateau has been a restricted area for PLAAF to flying. During the WW-2 War, the US Army’s China-assisted transport team suffered even more accidental losses than the number of transport aircraft shot down by the Japanese. Most of these accidental aircraft were lost on the hump route, which passed through the Southwest Plateau of China. area. The main reason is the changeable climate and complex terrain of the plateau. These terrains have many unexplored areas and the weather is also unpredictable. And it has been 80 years and the Chinese didn’t learn how to operate in High altitude areas.
As a new fifth-generation stealth fighter with various performances among the top in the world, the J-20 has more demanding tests on plateaus and mountains. Before the finalized production, it had to travel to and from the western high-altitude airport for multiple rounds of tests to ensure its high altitude. The use capacity of the area. Although the J-20 is China’s most advanced fighter, it also faces many difficulties in the plateau area, so you can assume how their rest of fighters will work in high altitude areas against India.