H-6 Bomber Aircraft Discussions


ougoah

Captain
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From Huitong, H-6J's cockpit.


90s CRT monitors being used in the simulator and in the background. Can't be recent. Top blurred image may be of some modern H-6 variant with glass cockpit but bottom really looks vintage. Could be showing early H-6K development in the early 2000s.
 

by78

Brigadier
90s CRT monitors being used in the simulator and in the background. Can't be recent. Top blurred image may be of some modern H-6 variant with glass cockpit but bottom really looks vintage. Could be showing early H-6K development in the early 2000s.
Yes, I didn't mention that because I thought it was obvious. Edited the original post to clarify for the few who possibly don't gasp it.
 

by78

Brigadier
Any ideas what those are? Flying rather low and fast. Some YJ series?
Unspecified cruise missiles. We've only seen H-6 carry maybe three types of cruise missiles under the wings, so these must be one of them. Sorry for stating the obvious, but the images are too grainy to make a positive identification. :p
 

Bill Blazo

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What are some recent estimates of the number of H6 bombers in the PLAAF? Most of what I can find online is several years old and says roughly 120. And how many H6 aircraft does the PLAAF possess across all platforms (ie. bombers, tankers, etc)?
 

Mekconyov

Just Hatched
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Would China apply same strategy to H-6 developing in shape of a model leading to development of H-20 as it did with J-15 and used J-15 technologies to fast track J-16. Developing H-6 using the off shelf technologies into a flying wing planoform and progressively testing H-20. A flying wing H-6 would increase the range/load/efficiency of H-6K/N/J as well as would test the flying wing design. It would expedite the development of H-20.
Addition of a twin canted tail may lead to super-cruise/ super-maneuver able version of H-6. This version can have a rotatory launcher upon the centre of the central fuselage.
 

Deino

Lieutenant General
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Would China apply same strategy to H-6 developing in shape of a model leading to development of H-20 as it did with J-15 and used J-15 technologies to fast track J-16. Developing H-6 using the off shelf technologies into a flying wing planoform and progressively testing H-20. A flying wing H-6 would increase the range/load/efficiency of H-6K/N/J as well as would test the flying wing design. It would expedite the development of H-20.
Addition of a twin canted tail may lead to super-cruise/ super-maneuver able version of H-6. This version can have a rotatory launcher upon the centre of the central fuselage.

Nope ... there's no chance to develop a flying wing variant of the H-6. Please refrain from such fan-boyish ideas and stay realistic.

"A super-cruise/ super-maneuver able version of H-6" is simply impossible and the idea alone is ridiculous.
 

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