China is developing its J-14 heavy fifth-generation fighter jet 19.8 meters long and 3.6 meters high with a wingspan of 15.2 meters and a maximum takeoff weight of 31,000 kg. It will be the largest fighter jets.
The weapons it carries will also be of top performance and greatest load. It will be armed with 2 to 8 air-to-air issiles, 4 to 6 air-to-surface missiles, one 30mm gun and a few bombs. It can thus be regarded as a fighter-bomber.
It adopts the technology of carrying weapons densely inside so as to reduce radar cross section. That also reduces air friction to enhance its maneuverability and speed.
J-14 mainly carries its weapons in three cabins. Its two smaller side cabins are relatively small and can hold one short-range air-to-air missile each while that cabin in the middle with two doors can carry 4 medium-range air-to-air missiles. When there is no need for top stealth performance, it can carry additional weapons or auxiliary fuel tanks under its wings.
As J-14’s fuselage is made of synthetic materials containing 36% carbon fiber and little steel and aluminum alloy and as it uses lots of titanium alloy and synthetic materials, it has better stealth performance and is better heat resistant, lighter and stronger in structure.
Source: qianzhan.com “China’s newest heavy J-14 5th-generation fighter will dominate the sky as it is better than US F-22” (summary by Chan Kai Yee)