Chinese UAV & UCAV development

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    in the current Air International ...

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    Regarding the Sharp Sword UCAV:
     
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    First kill by the CH-4B in Iraq!

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    Too bad the AR-1 didn't have a larger warhead to cook those vermin. Perhaps Iraq should invest in some air-launched BA-7 or CM-501G.
     
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    Is that the first official offensive strike by a Chinese designed UAV? If so this is a momentous occasion. No doubt this will help China sell UAVs.
     
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    I read on the Chinese boards that was a LT-2 500KG bomb from the CH-4. Anyone think that's true. The explosion did look not too powerful.
     
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    The CH-4 has a max payload of 345 kg, so the LT-2 being carried by the CH-4, let alone a single provision, is impossible.
     
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    A 500kg bomb would would taken out everything in the field of view of that video and then some.
     
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    The size of explosion indicate a very small missile/guided bomb, probably something like this small 50Kg bomb LS-6 (50Kg) specifically designed for UAV.

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    No, the explosion looks like it was made by an ATGM (likely by an AR-1, with a 11 kg warhead). A 50 kg bomb would have easily taken out a fighter-sized target (as per the SDB test video released by the USAF).
     
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