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    Chinese Strategic Bombers

    Post  nemrod on Tue May 06, 2014 12:19 am

    http://tiananmenstremendousachievements.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/exposure-of-chinas-secret-h-8-long-range-stealth-bomber-as-powerful-as-us-b2a/

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue May 06, 2014 12:44 am

    nemrod wrote:
    http://tiananmenstremendousachievements.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/exposure-of-chinas-secret-h-8-long-range-stealth-bomber-as-powerful-as-us-b2a/

    Can't really take that site seriously due to the fact that it comes off as alarmist:

    1.) They actually made the claim that Russia isn't perusing a stealth bomber even when Tupolev just finished the design stage of the Pak-Da stealth bomber, and India's stealth bomber is still in the design stage.

    2.) They quote Pinkov a discredited source on military information on China, Pinkov is a laughing stock on the Sinodefence forum on the same lines as David Axe, Andrei Chang aka Pinkov is really only quoted by pro-NATO media, but not really a credible source of Chinese military affairs.

    3.) Pinkov was quoted saying the Chinese are incapable of creating a stealth bomber even though the Pentagon thinks otherwise:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/nov/23/20061123-122450-1979r/?page=all

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    Post  George1 on Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:37 pm

    Next Big Thing: China’s Aviation to Develop Long-Range Strike Bomber

    China plans to develop a new long-range strike bomber capable of attacking targets farther out in the Pacific.

    During a meeting of the Chinese military officials it was discussed that China needs a new long-range bomber which should be capable of striking targets as far as the “second island chain” – an area extending from the Kurils in the North through Japan, the Bonins, the Marianas, the Carolines and Indonesia in the South, according to the China Daily article

    The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) plans to develop a long-range strategic bomber with a minimum range of 8,000 km (5,000 miles) capable of flying without refueling and having the capacity to carry a payload of more than 10 tons of air-to-ground ammunition.

    Furthermore, as written in the Chinese Military Aviation blog, the new long-range strategic bomber designs have been under development at the 603rd Aircraft Design Institute (a partner of Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation) since the 1990s.

    The new bomber will allegedly have a flying wing design similar to that of the American B-2 and is referred to as a ‘strategic project’ by the Chinese military. Allegedly the separate parts of the aircraft are already being manufactured.

    China’s May 2015 Defense White Paper emphasized that “[t]he PLAAF will boost its capabilities for strategic early warning, air strike, air and missile defense, information countermeasures, airborne operations, strategic projection and comprehensive support.”

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150713/1024568534.html#ixzz3fo10NYfj


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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:02 pm

    China's Newest Long-Range Heavy Bomber Should Unnerve US


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    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:41 am

    Chinese Bomber Can Now Launch Long-Range Strikes

    The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has revealed its long-range precision strike capabilities. Beijing’s H-6K bomber can strike distant targets with precise ammunition, according to Chinese media.

    “The fact that our H-6K bombers have performed several long-distance drills far into the Pacific Ocean indicates that the H-6K fleet has become capable of conducting various operations such as long-range precision strikes,” Fu Qianshao, a PLAAF aviation equipment expert, told the newspaper China Daily.

    The maximum range of the H-6K bomber is 1,900 miles without refueling; however, it can be extended to 3,100 miles with two mid-air refuels.

    The bomber can carry a payload of up to 12 tons. There are currently around 36 H-6K strategic bombers in service with the PLAAF.

    “In the past, our bombers could only deliver airdropped bombs and so were unable to conduct precision attacks, but the H-6K, with the adoption of some of our most advanced aeronautic technologies, is able to carry and launch air-to-surface cruise missiles and anti-ship missiles, which means it can take out multiple targets on the ground or at sea within one mission,” The Diplomat cited Fu as saying.

    The H-6K, although lacking stealth capacity, can carry up to seven YJ-12 supersonic anti-ship missiles or CJ-20 subsonic land-attack cruise missiles, with an estimated range of 250 and 1,500 miles respectively.

    Furthermore, during recent military exercises the H-6K overcame “enemy defenses” and “the enemy’s electromagnetic blockage.”

    According to some military analysts, the only weakness of the bomber is its targeting system as well as the PLAAF’s overall targeting procurement network.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20151017/1028686180/china-military-bomber-precision-strike-weapon.html#ixzz3osa6BGkA


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    Re: Chinese Strategic Bombers

    Post  Militarov on Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:24 pm



    What they claim to be satelite image of Chinese H6 with stealth coatings applied.

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    Re: Chinese Strategic Bombers

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:39 pm

    Militarov wrote:

    What they claim to be satelite image of Chinese H6 with stealth coatings applied.

    Still as aerodynamic as a barn...

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    Post  GarryB on Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:46 am

    The Tu-16 copy to the right looks like a barn but the stealthy one to the left is a 21th Century rocket... Twisted Evil


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    Post  max steel on Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:45 am

    China making a copy of a B-2 stealth bomber which is called the Xian H-20 bomber




    China’s Xian Aircraft Corp. is developing a new strategic bomber that may be a ‘flying wing’ design called the Xian H-20. Certain contributions to the H-20 project were made by Noshir Gowadia, a design engineer who previously worked for Northrop Grumman. He also contributed to the B-2 Spirit development. In 2011, he was convicted to 32 years for selling classified information to China.

    China's definition of long-range strategic bomber is a minimum range of 8,000 km (5,000 miles) without refueling and the capacity to carry a payload of more than 10 tons of air-to-ground ammunition.

    China may be working on a new supersonic theater bomber, sometimes called H-18. This may be similar to a US B1 bomber.

    China's air force continues to progress with the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter, expected to enter service in 2017-18, with four more pre-production aircraft having flown in the past year for a total of eight flight-test assets. Fourth-generation Chengdu J-10B and Shenyang J-11D and J-16 fighters will continue testing toward near-term production. A new strategic bomber, the Xian H-20, will also continue development, and a unique twin-fuselage UAV, the Shenyang Divine Eagle, was seen undergoing tests in May 2015.



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    Post  George1 on Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:55 am

    China Developing New-Generation Strategic Bomber

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160902/1044876112/china-new-strategic-bomber.html


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    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:10 am

    New PLA bomber may feature 4 turbofan engines

    Chinese air force expert Fu Qianshao has speculated that China's new type of long-range bomber, currently being developed, may be equipped with four turbofan engines.

    His remark came after Gen. Ma Xiaotian, commander of PLA Air Force, publicly confirmed the plane's existence for the first time.

    Fu said his assessment was based on the comprehensive technological capacity of the PLA Air Force. He said the new bomber would most likely be equipped with the WS-10 (literally, turbofan-10), now being installed in fighter jets.

    Since the WS-10 has two versions, one with an afterburner and the other without, Fu further speculated there would be three separate technological plans for the bomber's engine configuration.

    The first plan emphasizes the bomber's stealth capability but not its supersonic penetration performance. It calls for a WS-10 version without an afterburner. The second plan requires the WS-10 to be fitted with afterburners to generate the extra thrust needed for rapid acceleration for a certain period. Under the third plan, both stealth ability and supersonic penetration are equally stressed, something the PLA is also capable of realizing with its present level of technical expertise.

    Currently, only the United States and Russia possess long-range bombers. The United State has the B-52 Stratofortress, the B-1 Lancer and the B-2 Spirit. The long-range bombers in the Russian air force are the Tu-95 Bear and the Tu-160 Blackjack.

    Some military experts believe China's H-6K medium-long-range strategic bomber could have its engines and avionics upgraded to give it a range of 8,000-9,000 km. But Fu pointed out that medium-long-range bombers should have a range in excess of 6,000 km, while long-range bombers should be double that, carrying a payload of 20-30 tons.

    He said the decision on which of three engine configurations to adopt rests with the military. However, once the new bomber is developed, China will instantly close the gap with world's leading military powers and possibly, even gain some advantage as a latecomer.

    Another Chinese aviation expert, Wang Yanan, said the new bomber will resemble the Russian Tu-160 fixed-wing aircraft, instead of the U.S. B-2, which features a flying wing design.

    http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2016-10/11/content_7295515.htm


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