H-6 Bomber Aircraft Discussions

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    ... esp. if it is a training round !
     
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    Seems H6K won the avidart against backfire. Anyone know what kind of competition they have?
     
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    What is this another variant that can carry supersonic missile CX1 or YJ 18 aka Sino Brahmo. What is the range of YJ18 500km? combine with the range of HK8N 4000km it should cover the 2nd Island chain up to Guam
    去年末で初飛行を行ったH-6N(仮)が現れた
    H-6N (temporary) which made the first flight at the end of last year appeared
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    H-6N is allegedly an AShBM carrier with a refueling probe. Interesting note: if it can carry a munition the size of a DF-21D, it could also carry a MOAB-sized bomb.
     
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    Good !

    Now let's see Y-20 with refuelling probe if you want a air bridge you need mid air refuelling
     
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    Wow... That's music to my ears. Any link? I sure can't wait to see the H-20 on flight. China definitely needs to step up its Bomber capabilities.
     
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    Good test bed for H-20
     
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    Henri K take on the recent unveiling of H6N
    http://www.eastpendulum.com/h-6n-h-x-les-programmes-de-bombardier-chinois-se-multiplient

    Among the wide range of Chinese A2 / AD devices, the aerial components have rather a defensive orientation so far, leaving the role of "AD" to the ballistic missile numbers of rocket forces. But things are changing with the proliferation of bomber programs, such as the new H-6N and the flying wing strategic bomber.

    Already in 2016, rumors have circulated about the existence of a replenishable version of bomber, modified from the famous H-6K , the latest modernized version of the ancestral Tupolev Tu-16 that the Chinese Air Force has Of about fifty copies.

    And a recently posted amateur photo seems to confirm this, with an indication that his first flight dates back to last December.

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    The H-6K (?) Bomber's refueling version, whose first flight dates back to the end of December 2016 (Photo: APFSDS-)

    With a range of at least 3,500 km, the H-6K bomber can already reach Guam, one of the biggest American bridgeheads in the Western Pacific, thanks to its six KD-20 cruise missiles .

    The ability to be fueled in flight suggests that this Chinese bomber is seeking to increase its range of action by approximately 50% using the IL-78 tanker aircraft recently acquired by the Chinese Army , Or to take off with much heavier loads and little fuel, and recover full autonomy once in flight.

    However, in the first case where Chinese missiles could hit targets 7,250 km from the Anqing base, for example, there are no valid strategic targets justifying this change in the Pacific Ocean. Is that a sparsely populated part of Australia is included in the Chinese bomber's range.

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    The reach reachable by the Chinese cruise missile KD-20 from the Anqing base (Images: East Pendulum)

    It would therefore be logical to think that the second hypothesis is more justified, ie the new version of the Chinese bomber has a new charge, a new mission.

    And it has been some time since the launch of airborne ballistic missile is envisaged, studied and developed by the Chinese industrialists. The evidence shows that the Chinese would develop a flying platform to launch the anti-ship ballistic missile DF-21D , with an estimated range of 1,700 km.

    This would establish a deterrent capability against carrier groups around their carrier in a large area between Guam and Hawaii, where the anti-ship variant of DF-26, a new generation Chinese IRBM ballistic missile Of 4,000 km range, is able to reach.

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    An artist's view of the bomber version "ballistic missile bearer"

    Is this refueling and ballistic missile version called H-6N, a reference mentioned in a recent article in the Weixin of the Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation (XAC) plant ?

    张 骞 文 先后 完成 C919, TA600, HX, H6N, ARJ21 等 5 个 型号 的 新 机 研制 任务, 负责 解决 生产 过程 中 的 各类 技术, 质量, 生产 等 问题.

    Anyway, the same article that talks about a young engineer working on the sheet metal coating also mentions the name of HX . This suggests the strategic bomber, allegedly called H-20 by the press so far, whose development is confirmed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Air Force in September 2016.

    A local source in Xi'an, home of the 603 Institute of Aircraft Development, says that a "new aircraft" has come out of the final assembly line on June 8 this year.

    The rumor is not known for the time being, but it is known that XAC has already initiated conceptual pre-assembly tests for a "certain strategic project" since the beginning of 2016 .

    While there is no doubt that the Chinese strategic bomber has emerged, the flying wing aircraft appeared at the Gaibeidian National Study Center of External Characteristics, one of the facilities where Chinese engineers are studying the equivalent radar surface ( SER) of different devices, is probably nothing to do with the project.
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    The X-47B (?) Model currently in Gaobeidian (Image: 星海 军事)
    Indeed, the size of this craft, which measures 12 meters long and 19 meters of span approximately, as well as the external geometrical shape rather reminds us of the American drone X-47B , designed by Lockheed Martin for the US Navy as a response To the Chinese A2 / AD capability.
     
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    That doesn't seem to leave much ground clearance. If the missile isn't fired. It probably has to be jettisoned because it would be scary to land with that thing under the belly.
     
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