Re: Question regarding the future of the H-6 bomber
It's for this reason that I always hoped that China would at least find a successor to H-6. And honestly, the only thing China is interested in from the Russians is Tu-160, we know that's not going to be available. And it doesn't seem like they are finding anything to replace H-6 domestically either.I don't think so. A plane like the H-6 is likely to carry larger and more cruise missiles without handling difficulties than an Su-34. This is not a matter of engine power, this is a matter of wing design. The H-6 has more space to put various equipment on board. It also allows for more crew. The plane can still carry more fuel and can spend more time to loiter.
The Su-34 fills more of the same space as the JH-7A, not the H-6, although I suspect China is also seriously considering the Su-27KUB.