PLAAF JH-XX / H-X bomber project


voyager1

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Shame the face is blotted out. The physique is similar to a woman with the Weibo handle zhudaxiang. If it is her then it is very likely legit.
I think it's a woman.

Note that "thin" black on the left upper side.

Seems to be long hair resting on the upper left side (left from the photo)
 

Richard Santos

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If it is accurate, then one wonders why they didn’t just fill in the angle between the onboard and outboard leading edges to align the leading edges and reduce the number of planform alignment angles.
 

Xsizor

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The guy didn't mention when and at what event the model was displayed< but he said there were more than three proposals at the beginning and he cannot conclude this is the one.View attachment 73195
This is the second instance of the folding V tail.
Isn't it?

But that model isn't closer to H-20. It is 'closer' to the JH-XX.
But those wings... It's length.

An ideal Chinese stealth bomber must be able to be produced in numbers ( like H6 series), will have to fly Close to the surface ( to evade radars) and must be able to evade OTH radars to launch cruise missiles and bombs.

China's adversaries have strong radar cover. Depending on stealth alone isn't a viable long term strategy.
 
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Richard Santos

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I suspect that this is even a proposal among the three submitted and considered. The image seems to be tampered a lot.



All the images of the Chinese bomber so far :
View attachment 73225
This looks far too small to be a strategic bomber. It also doesn’t look plausible as the reputed tactical bomber to replace the JH-7. The dorsal inlet would be extremely vulnerable to disturbed air if the aircraft assume any Angle of attack required to pull any significant G. I call this BS.
 

Xsizor

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This looks far too small to be a strategic bomber. It also doesn’t look plausible as the reputed tactical bomber to replace the JH-7. The dorsal inlet would be extremely vulnerable to disturbed air if the aircraft assume any Angle of attack required to pull any significant G. I call this BS.
And I thought Tactical bombers end with JH-7.

These are strategic bombers. All of them bigger than B-21 ( around 45m in wingspan). Very big aircrafts.

You are right that dorsal inlet would cause issues at high angles of attack but for clumsy flying wings, I don't think that's a big tradeoff.

How did you guess the size of the aircraft from a model?
 

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