It makes no sense to imitate the B-2 - Sohu on the creation of a Chinese strategic bomber


China raised the topic of what should be the promising strategic bomber of the PLA Air Force. Chinese experts are concerned about the fact that strategic aviation The PRC is still seriously lagging behind both its own fighter in its development and the strategic aviation of foreign countries (primarily Russia and the USA).


In the military section of the Chinese portal Sohu, it is noted that the main position that developers of a promising bomber for the PLA Air Force draw attention to is its stealth for enemy radars. It is noted that the trend boils down to an attempt to copy the American B-2 Spirit - a heavy stealth strategic bomber, the price of which, together with weapons and a full set of on-board equipment, exceeds $ 2 billion per unit.

From material on the Chinese portal:

Despite the fact that the American bomber has incredible firepower, just mimic the B-2 does not make sense.

The author notes that the American-made bomber, at its huge price, has a large number of shortcomings. One of the main disadvantages associated with the maintenance of this aircraft. US Air Force B-2 daily maintenance costs millions of dollars.

These funds are used to maintain this type of bombers in a state of readiness. At the same time, China notes that with such a high cost of service, the problem for the United States is that it is initially known where the B-2s are. A hint that they can be destroyed even before take-off - for example, using hypersonic weapons.

Earlier in China, it was planned to create a promising strategic bomber according to the B-2 Spirit principle — with internal arms compartments and the “flying wing” scheme. The symbol of the Chinese program is H-20, although in Sohu it was for some reason called H-2.
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  1. spirit 6 March 2020 08: 13 New
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    Something the Chinese are cunning, b2 was the most advanced machine for its time, now technology has stepped forward, so the United States is doing 21st since it will be cheaper both in price and maintenance, plus a lot has already been worked out on b2 which will also make development cheaper. I am sure with a 90% probability that the Chinese are already making an analog hi
    1. Varyag_0711 6 March 2020 08: 39 New
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      The Chinese can do an analogue, but will it work out? Copy V-2 is still not a copy to copy, which the Chinese could not. I mean, they could, but only copies are very far from the original. The V-2 is crammed with electronics like Bobik fleas, because of the “flying wing” scheme without stabilizers, piloting is possible only electronically. Otherwise, only a muzzle to the ground. Will the Chinese be able to repeat this, I don’t know, honestly I doubt it very much.
      But, in fact, one question arises, but what the heck is the aggregate in China? He was not very useful to the Amerzosam, but why did the Chinese need such a super-expensive and absolutely unnecessary prodigy? What will they do to them? Just to be, amuse your vanity?
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      2. Fantazer911 6 March 2020 09: 46 New
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        Scare the Japanese wassat
      3. kpd
        kpd 6 March 2020 12: 27 New
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        Well, they have electronics, all the same they make copies of the Su-27, but whether they can link the control circuit with aerodynamics is already a more interesting question.
    2. ximkim 6 March 2020 09: 16 New
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      Analog, not the original.
  2. Mytholog 6 March 2020 08: 15 New
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    The Americans - and they stopped the production of Spirit, not fulfilling the initial plan. And to create his clone from scratch?
    Something crazy.
  3. Mavrikiy 6 March 2020 08: 15 New
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    It makes no sense to imitate the B-2 - Sohu on the creation of a Chinese strategic bomber
    Exactly, the grapes are green and sour. From the beginning, learn to make a decent fighter, not the la-la language.
  4. Nadrub 6 March 2020 08: 16 New
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    Everything is as usual :)
    The Chinese are rushing with the thought ... from someone to steal :)
    1. Cut Samshitov 6 March 2020 08: 54 New
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      Quote: Truth
      Everything is as usual :)
      The Chinese are rushing with the thought ... from someone to steal :)

      Wah, daraga, why steal? Russian Vania has one copy to buy and "rethink creatively."
  5. 7,62h54 6 March 2020 08: 23 New
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    The Chinese are at a loss, because new developments do not fall into their hands, and it is not clear what to copy.
    1. Runoway 6 March 2020 12: 03 New
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      While the engineering staff in Russia is poor and patriotic, it creates the TNT channel and the like, I assume that Chinese intelligence has no problems
  6. Fedorov 6 March 2020 08: 25 New
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    It seems like the Tupolevites are wise PAK YES according to the "flying wing" scheme. Subsonic and unobtrusive, what will be at the output of the FIG knows who knows.
    1. Nadrub 6 March 2020 22: 02 New
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      The output will be as always unparalleled but in 2-5 copies
  7. V.I.P. 6 March 2020 08: 25 New
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    So PAK YES that they promise to do sometime, also reminds B-2. And certainly it does not look like TU-95/160)))) ... So that for some reason everyone imitate the American F22 / 35 and B-2, but at the same time they are criticized)) .... And the Chinese are already two they make clones J 20/31, I won’t be surprised if they make two B-2 clones.
    1. ultra 6 March 2020 08: 44 New
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      Quote: V.I.P.
      So that for some reason everyone imitate the American F22 / 35

      Who is everyone? There are only 2 countries in the world, besides the USA, that are actually developing 5th generation fighters. And here, in China and we, they are very different from the American ones.
      1. Morrrow 7 March 2020 10: 52 New
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        They do not differ
  8. knn54 6 March 2020 08: 34 New
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    The Chinese are developing a compact supersonic stealth bomber JH-XX. It is planned to arm with hypersonic weapons, the layout is certainly impressive. It remains for the "small" engines and hypersonic weapons.
    1. Morrrow 7 March 2020 10: 53 New
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      Any BR today has hypersonic speed.
  9. Imitate ... It would be a mooh to start, stop imitating a serious publication!
  10. EnGenius 6 March 2020 09: 13 New
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    In contrast to the B-21s that are now being actively created for passing tests, the B-2s have a more advanced glider stealth system, but their price is prohibitive. Therefore, it makes no sense to repeat this glider for Russia or China. For this, a conventional glider of aluminum-magnesium-titanium alloys and stealth coating will be used, which China seems to have mastered as part of the creation of the "inconspicuous" fighter.
  11. aszzz888 6 March 2020 10: 20 New
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    I suppose the Chinese will invent the likeness themselves, but much cheaper.
    One of the main disadvantages associated with the maintenance of this aircraft. US Air Force B-2 daily maintenance costs millions of dollars.
    Eat up the holes! laughing
  12. Roman 57 rus 6 March 2020 11: 09 New
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    Of course, you need to wait a bit and copy PAK-YES.
  13. Tochilka 6 March 2020 11: 20 New
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    Why is it easier for the Chinese to portray their likeness of the German No-229? From bamboo and sticking his electronics into it. Here and invisibility and cheapness.
  14. LMN
    LMN 6 March 2020 11: 27 New
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    Mimic B-2 does not make sense

    Therefore, we will wait PAK YES from the Russian Federation ..
  15. Tuzik 6 March 2020 20: 12 New
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    "At the same time, it is noted that the trend boils down to an attempt to copy the American B-2 Spirit, the price of which, together with weapons and a full set of on-board equipment, exceeds $ 2 billion per unit."

    And you want and prick. )))