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Xian's new anti-submarine plane

This is a discussion on Xian's new anti-submarine plane within the Air Force forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; interesting, turboprop and feature AAMs....

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    Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    interesting, turboprop and feature AAMs.


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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    Yes thanks, I've been looking for a much bigger picture of the new MPA.
    "Lets do a thermal sweep."

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    Y-7 with AAM? Only in Xi'an I guess.

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    Quote Originally Posted by King_Comm View Post
    Y-7 with AAM? Only in Xi'an I guess.
    The USN once test fired AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles on their P-3 Orions... nothing came of that, from what I understand...

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    I read on Janes that it is called the fearless albatross or something

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    Who is capable of maneouvering a transport plane to point its nose at a fast moving target and keep it pointed at the target long enough to get a lock and press the launch button? Even with helmet mounted sight the target still has to be in the 60 degree cone in front of the plane.

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    It may not be targeting a fast moving target but another MPA or helicopter.

    Anyway, more pics.
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    "Lets do a thermal sweep."

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    With a 5th gen SRAAM you can pretty much shoot whatever is in range and tracked by your radar.

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    Quote Originally Posted by RedMercury View Post
    With a 5th gen SRAAM you can pretty much shoot whatever is in range and tracked by your radar.
    Except the radar has to point at the target to see it. Well, except for AESA, but it still need the target to be inside a cone in front of the radar.

    It may not be targeting a fast moving target but another MPA or helicopter.
    Submarine protection? Looking for enemy submarines while shooting at things that will threat one's own submarines?

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    Those fancy new infra red SRAAMs like the Python 5 could do it, but it seems like a great waste to put something like that on a mere MPA when first priority should be frontline fighters.

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    Isn't this just a standard (if a little stretched) Y-7? There's no bulge underneath the wings on this photo as there is on the MPA model...

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    I wonder if the Chinese will follow the Russian and Italian practice and add a gun pod as well...

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    Submarine protection? Looking for enemy submarines while shooting at things that will threat one's own submarines?
    When it chances upon another MPA, you can be sure the Y-7 is suitably equipped.
    "Lets do a thermal sweep."

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    I believe this was actually MA-600
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5...yJCDOtAoFHRnow
    The guy who originally did the pictures tried to compare it to a known Y-7 MPA model, but I think the actual plane was introduced as MA-600 on CCTV.

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    Re: Xian's new anti-submarine plane

    is it going to carry torpedo too?

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