H-6 Bomber Aircraft Discussions

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    And the weapon’s size?
     
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    Thrust-to-weight ratio is one reason. The JH-7 has afterburners and the H-6K does not. Another reason might be a less optimized airframe with less body/wing lift.

    Regardless of that they were both interim designs. The JH-7, it seems, will be replaced with the J-16 which has better specs in all regards as far as I can see, the H-6K is just an intermediate platform until the H-20 becomes available. Still both of them are vast improvements over their predecessors (Q-5 and H-6).
     
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    From the latest info I got, there are indeed already 4 at Guiping-Menshu (8. NAD/23. AR STC) and it seems as if they arrived between 19 May and 4 September but quite interesting, they are only H-6KH or H-6J and not the probe-equipped AShBM carrier H-6N.
     
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    That's understandable. The ASBM will be harder to implement and will take more time. But it is important the Navy gets YJ-12 armed H-6J quickly. I have been wondering why it took this long for the navy to get an H-6K variant. Airforce got it in 2011. Air-launch YJ-12 variant should have a good stand-off range.
     
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    Arriving at Zhuhai...

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    Why do they keep the KD-63s in service? They're larger/heavier than the CJ-10Ks and have a far shorter range.
     
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    I have been wondering too, what happens to the old KD-63 ? perhaps sell it cheaply to some friend countries or even donate them
     
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    Probably not enough stockpiles of the new missiles yet. Besides these still work if you want to practice with live rounds I guess.
     
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