PLAAF Munitions II


Totoro

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Are you aboslutely certain that's the 100 variant, under the plane's wing? What does the 250 variant look like?

Even a 250 kg bomb would make it the smallest plaaf guided bomb in use, would it not? 100 kg one would be a completely new era for plaaf.

Frankly, putting just 2 such bombs per wing, even if on a j10, would be serious under usage.
 

Totoro

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Okay, found some images from zhuhai 2012 and this promo pamphlet corroborates them.


Since tg250's nose looks completely different, it should indeed be tg100.

We might start seeing special bomb racks for tg100 then. Makes no sense to use simple twin racks for a 130 kg bomb (pamphlet says 130-ish kg, despite the "100" designation)

a 4 bomb rack similar to one for SDBs would be the most obvious solution (though the fact SDB is half a meter shorter might be an issue) , though i guess a triple rack would also be possible. Similar to triple bomb racks used on F16 and Rafale (just to name a few planes). One on the Rafale is perhaps a bit more space-optimized, since the middle bomb is also placed a little bit forward from the other two.
 

Deino

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Okay, found some images from zhuhai 2012 and this promo pamphlet corroborates them.


Since tg250's nose looks completely different, it should indeed be tg100.

We might start seeing special bomb racks for tg100 then. Makes no sense to use simple twin racks for a 130 kg bomb (pamphlet says 130-ish kg, despite the "100" designation)

a 4 bomb rack similar to one for SDBs would be the most obvious solution (though the fact SDB is half a meter shorter might be an issue) , though i guess a triple rack would also be possible. Similar to triple bomb racks used on F16 and Rafale (just to name a few planes). One on the Rafale is perhaps a bit more space-optimized, since the middle bomb is also placed a little bit forward from the other two.

Yes I am quite sure ...


PLAAF GB-100 + GB-50 LGB - Zhuhai 2014 - 1.jpgPLAAF GB-100 + GB-50 LGB - Zhuhai 2014 - 2.jpg
 

Mohsin77

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Does anyone know if China has developed (or is developing) sensor fuzed anti-armor submunitions (like the BLU-108) for the GS-6A?
 

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They do have a SOW called the GB-6A, but little is know about it. We have never seen PLAAF units training with it. The last (and only) time GB-6A appeared was during the 2016 Zhuhai Air Show (I was there, too). We don't even know if this thing has been deployed to frontline units. I took this image, and the flying box looking thing right under the aircraft's nose is the GB-6A. Little has been known about it since then. It could potentially be a Chinese JASSM or SCALP.
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China have 2 version of SOW dispenser first is GB-6 which is a simple glide dispenser with 60 KM range while other GB-6A is powered version believe to have range in between 120-150 Km .....

GB-6 Glide SOW/Dispenser
GB-6 glide dispenser-1(ec).jpg
GB-6 glide dispenser-2.jpg

GB-6A Dispenser with Engine Assisted Flight [Air intake below the Dispenser is visible]
GB-6A power dispencer.jpg
 

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