PLAAF JH-XX / H-X bomber project


ougoah

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Disappointed not seeing H20 in 2020.

If I recall from TV programs aka controlled/approved leaks/misinformation, all the main 20s which include J-20, Y-20, and H-20, are supposed to be ready and in service by 2020. It's supposed to be a mark of transformation or rather complete modernisation by 2020. The available information on the actual program for H-20 suggests the bomber is at most in flight testing phase so basically many years away from initial production and service. It just seems strange these suggestions don't align when it comes to H-20.

Could it possibly be not shown despite being ready because of the more sensitive nature of a stealth strategic bomber? Especially when the propaganda pieces are really bad this year and extra effort and attention from the usual suspects are out in full desperation all out attacks? J-20 was revealed a decade ago in flight test phase, Y-20 isn't particularly sensitive as important a platform as it is for China. H-20 is something else entirely. On the spectrum of "sensitive" military equipment, a stealth strategic bomber is much higher than a stealth fighter to be honest. For the same reason we probably won't see B-21 until it has already been flying around in operations for a while. Stealth blackhawk was hidden, F-117, SR-71, B-2. Not YF-22/YF-23 etc. Then consider what the propagandists would be on if China revealed a stealth strategic bomber this year. Could only imagine the accusations... stolen B-2 or B-21 blueprints where Chinese engineers miraculously could work out 99% of the other impossibly difficult stuff (manufacturing) not on computer files. Miraculous Chinese hackers and spies working for those US corps that had 24/7 access to their servers without being detected. Sneaking out dozens of drives LOL every day LOL... then there would be the whole months of "China is super aggressive and has a strategic bomber!" "China is planning on bombing neighbouring nations" and so on.

What I'm saying is even if the H-20 has arrived, the Chinese authorities would not have revealed it in 2020. Of course all the accumulated hints suggest H-20 is nowhere near that readiness at the moment which seems to be strange for the 20 designation. Oh well maybe they didn't mean in service by 2020 at all and was just a coincidence Y-20 program was ready and of course J-20 would have achieved that.
 

silentlurker

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consider what the propagandists would be on if China revealed a stealth strategic bomber this year. Could only imagine the accusations... stolen B-2 or B-21 blueprints where Chinese engineers miraculously could work out 99% of the other impossibly difficult stuff (manufacturing) not on computer files
I don't agree with this reason, when has the Chinese government ever worried about being accused of tech theft? Plus B-2 theft will be claimed whenever H-20 is revealed as long as it looks remotely familiar with a flying wing.
 

ougoah

Major
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I don't agree with this reason, when has the Chinese government ever worried about being accused of tech theft? Plus B-2 theft will be claimed whenever H-20 is revealed as long as it looks remotely familiar with a flying wing.

Yeah you're right there. I just mean they probably don't want to add any more dramas.

Anyway from those CG pics, the H-20 is going to look almost identical to the B-2. Even the intake positions and overall shape is almost identical.
 

e46m3

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Something has caught my eyes on both wings towards the end tips the cloth outlines a bump? It's like a fairing hmm.
 

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