H-6 Bomber Aircraft Discussions


xyqq

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A view of an H-6K from another H-6K over the ocean. The WeChat account is "中部战区号角“(Central Theater Horn).

H-6K-rear.jpg

H-6K-oversea1.jpg

H-6K-oversea.jpg

One was taxiing, two in hangars, and one outside:

H-6K-taxi1.jpg

Huge hangar:

H-6K-hangar.jpg

Electro-optical sensor and IFF antenna:

H-6K-opt.jpg
 
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Deino

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Hi Deino, could you expand what you mean by this comment? I do not understand it and how it refers to the differences that exist between the H-6KG vs H-6J. Thank you.


I must admit, I'm confused ... what kind of differences exist between the H-6KG vs H-6J?? At least I noticed none and therefore I'm not sure, if H-6GK and H-6J are in fact the same.
 

GTI

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I must admit, I'm confused ... what kind of differences exist between the H-6KG vs H-6J?? At least I noticed none and therefore I'm not sure, if H-6GK and H-6J are in fact the same.
EDIT: *apologies, @xyqq already stated this, I hadn’t seen the post* (delete)

I think PLAAF upgraded their H-6K to add ECM pods, resulting in H-6KG. PLANAF always had ECM pods on their H-6Js.

H-6K — NO ECM pods
H-6KG and H-6J — ECM pods

There could be other changes or differences (SATCOMs etc.), but I have neither the eyesight nor expertise to comment.
 

Deino

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EDIT: *apologies, @xyqq already stated this, I hadn’t seen the post* (delete)

I think PLAAF upgraded their H-6K to add ECM pods, resulting in H-6KG. PLANAF always had ECM pods on their H-6Js.

H-6K — NO ECM pods
H-6KG and H-6J — ECM pods

There could be other changes or differences (SATCOMs etc.), but I have neither the eyesight nor expertise to comment.


Yes, but since he mentioned differences between the J and KG ... but I don't know any visible ones.
 

AWAPACNerd

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Thank you Deino et al for the replies. Possible differentiators, or so I've been told, between the J and KG might be EO/IR turret color and AIFF antenna shape/placement. Would love to know if you concur.

Also, do you believe the H-6N is currently in production, beyond the 4 or so that have been built to my knowledge? Or is the focus just KGs / Js as far as we can tell?
 

xyqq

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Compared with H-6KG, H-6J typically has four longer pylon adapters closer to wing roots for YJ-12 missiles:

H6J-56.jpg

And two shorter ones closer to wingtips probably for YJ-83K missiles:

H-6J-56.jpg

The older H-6G can carry two YJ-12 missiles, plus two YJ-83K missiles or ECM pods:

H-6G-YJ12.jpg
 

kriss

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Does outer pylon lack the capability to carry heavier loads so they can only incorporate lighter missile like YJ-83K.
 

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