H-6 Bomber Aircraft Discussions

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    Sorry I was not involved in that discussion early this year.
     
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    The H-6 Ⅰ first flew on January 5, 1978, eight years after the Air Force proposed extending the range of the H-6. "After the first phase of the test flight lasting 6 months, a total of 23 sorties, and a total flight time of 25 hours, H-6 Ⅰ temporarily grounded and waited for the final decision of the Air Force."

    From some article about this and other developments of the H-6.
     
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    Thanks ... can you please give a summary of what other developments??
     
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    Hi

    Just back from a Christmas visit to Xian. Noticed from the coach an H-6 on the G30 Lianhuo Expressway between Xi'an and Huashan Mountain. Not 100% the variant , but it has the older H-6A style glass nose. Managed to get a few poor quality shots and only markings I can see are Chinese Air force forward of the engine nacelle and a red star on the tail. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about it or better photos.

    Many thanks
     
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    Cozld you please post these images regardless their quality?
     
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    What is this new bomb? Any idea of the equivalent TNT?

    According to Hui Tong it is a new large Fuel Air Explosive

    Via LKJ86 @ PDF - Post

    EDIT: I hope this not from a movie or something like that.

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    If China really wanted a phallus-measuring contest, it could theoretically build a DF-21-sized FAE that could be mounted on the H-6.

    Anyways it'll be interesting to know the specifications of this FAE; it looks far smaller than the Russian ATBIP or the US MOAB no doubt.
     
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    Hi Deino

    Here they are. As I said I apologize in advance for the poor quality. Having taken a second look it looks like a standard 'PLAAF' roundal rathar than a red star as previously mentioned. Can't find anything on Google Earth, but someone may recognize the building.

    Hope it helps someone and if I find something out myself I will let you know.

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    Interesting, do you know the exact location or name of the base?? Or do you even have a number?

    From what is see, they are indeed old legacy H-6s, maybe the ones used as trainers? Most interesting :)
     
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    Nice shot of god of war via LKJ86
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