There is a write-up about it in Air Power Australia, to be found here.♥ The view of the Air Power Australia analysts is that this is a superior machine, outmatching the F-18E/F and the upcoming F-35.
Any notion that an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter or F/A-18E/F Super Hornet will be capable of competing against this Chengdu design in air combat, let alone penetrate airspace defended by this fighter, would be simply absurd. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet are both aerodynamically and kinematically quite inferior to the as presented J-XX/J-20 design, and even the shape based VLO capability in the J-XX/J-20, as presented, will effectively neutralise any sensor advantage either type might possess against earlier Russian and Chinese fighter designs.Which leads to the quote of note.
I would take this perspective with a salt mine. Air Power Australia's "analyses" tend to regard Middle Kingdom engineers as infallible and omnipotent, while F-35s and F-18s were, in their view, designed by children home for a sick day with a busted Etch-A-Sketch. They pine for the return of the almighty F-111 and endless flows of F-22s.♦ Their intentions may not be all bad, but their anlyses lack methodology, rigor, transparency, and most importantly the occasional result contrary to their agenda that is evidence of objective minds.I liked two parts of this, the first being "designed by children home for a sick day with a busted Etch-A-Sketch" and the second being "and most importantly the occasional result contrary to their agenda that is evidence of objective minds".♣
No attribution due to a non-attribution policy
Regards — Cliff
♠ The Peoples Republic of China, the Mainland, as opposed to that crowd on Taiwan (Formosa). In essence, Zhōngguó, the Middle Kingdom.
♥ NB: This file has a lot of pictures and a couple of videos and in its entirety it loads slowly.
♦ Australia operated the F-111C long past their retirement from the US Inventory. The last retired last month, December 2010. They have, in turn, been replaced by the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet, to be replaced, in time, by the F-35.
♣ We all know which group that applies to; the Global Warming crowd that believes that anyone with a question is somewhere below the level of Holocaust Deniers.