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Zhuhai Air Show 2018: J-10B and J-20 steal the show

6th November 2018 - 14:15 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Zhuhai

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Chinese fighters took pride of place during the opening ceremony at Zhuhai Air Show 2018, with both a J-10B  (pictured) fitted with thrust vector control (TVC) and a trio of J-20 stealth fighters performing flight demonstrations.

Two J-20s, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s (PLAAF) most sophisticated fighter, appeared in the 2016 iteration of this air show in the port city of Zhuhai, but they offered only a brief cameo appearance. This time, with the type already having entered formal PLAAF service, the J-20s showed more of their capabilities.

However, their flight performance appeared sluggish. This could be that the

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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