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The Chinese Air Force’s JH-7 “Flying Leopard” aircraft received missiles not even on the J-20

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In China, they noticed another option with the upgrade of the JH-7 Feibao fighter-bomber. As the Chinese authors write, the military itself probably already lost track of what kind of modernization of the aircraft it was.


What is the upgrade of the JH-7?


In China, it is noted that the JH-7 ("Flying Leopard") received the longest-range air-to-air missiles used in the PLA air force.

On this basis, the Chinese blogosphere is asking why long-range air-to-air missiles are used on an airplane, which is unlikely to be able to oppose modern combat means aviation? It should be noted Chinese maximalism. After all, the JH-7 took to the skies in 1992, and its modernization of the JH-7A - in 2004. And they decided to compare it with planes of the 5th generation, actually referring to the "obsolete" ones.

At the same time, it is assumed that such aircraft can be deployed to the Indian border, where recently there has been an intense military “revival” on both sides. Previously, satellite images were published in India, showing the creation by China of an updated military base in the highland border zone of Ladakh (Aksaychin).

The Chinese Air Force’s JH-7 “Flying Leopard” aircraft received missiles not even on the J-20



The Sohu publication notes that those air-to-air missiles that are mounted on the JH-7 Feibao were not even installed on the new generation J-20 fighters. From Sohu Material:

Although the maneuverability of the Flying Leopard at low altitudes is not very good, not to mention full-fledged aerial combat, it now has the ability to launch an off-horizon missile attack. This allows him to make new air-to-air missiles.

In China itself, they say that the new modernization of the JH-7 may indicate a lack of a truly universal (including assault) combat aircraft for the implementation of the national defense program, which was adopted until 2025.

Earlier, the PLA JH-7A Air Force was actively used during the Aviadarts contest.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 6 June 2020 08: 49 New
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    Установка таких ракет у нас было бы равноценно установке на Су-24. А для чего? И я вижу, ответ только один. Ракета вышла большой и тяжелой и основные типы истребителей их могут брать в малом количестве, да и они понадобятся в боях на средних и малых дистанциях, а на расчистку для них неба и возникла такая потребность установить эти ракеты, на самолет, который размножен в сотнях экземплярах, способен взять на борт значительную нагрузку и как истребитель в ближнем бою, почти полный "ноль"
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 6 June 2020 09: 55 New
      +7
      Quote: svp67

      The installation of such missiles with us would be equivalent to the installation on the Su-24. And for what?

      Forced problem ....
      ... the weapon control system of the Su-ZOMKK and Su-30MK2 multi-functional aircraft purchased in Russia was technically incompatible with Chinese missile systems, as the Chinese simply did not provide Russian OSB developers with information about them. As a result, the JH-7 remained the only carrier in its class to significantly cheaper and more massive Chinese aircraft strike weapons. This probably contributed to keeping the JH-7 program afloat, despite the fact that the Chinese aircraft was noticeably inferior in terms of combat capabilities to the Su-Z0MKK
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 6 June 2020 12: 23 New
        +2
        This patam that the license for the Su-27, the Chinese did not buy. We decided to do with cloning. And now they whine.
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 6 June 2020 08: 57 New
    +8
    China also has a lack of a system. The type of aircraft rolls over, constant innovation, modernization, and as a result, the old man JH-7 was thrown to the border in India
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 6 June 2020 09: 25 New
      +6
      Quote: APASUS
      .Aircraft diversity goes off scale,
      threw to the border in India

      So two varieties will test each other
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 6 June 2020 09: 10 New
    +5
    As always, having no analogues in the Chinese world, super-rocket weapons, from the name of which the enemy will have a heart attack, stroke, and clouding of the whole organism. ... already weary of beautiful fairy tales, liars negative
  4. V.I.P.
    V.I.P. 6 June 2020 09: 17 New
    -2
    As I understand it, an airplane’s radar allows you to detect a target at such a distance ..... Well, they looked at the MiG-31 which is also zero in close combat and decided to adapt their existing aircraft to long-range interception.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 6 June 2020 09: 30 New
      +6
      VIP, please tell us why should the high-altitude interceptor MiG31 conduct close air combat? And why is he in
      this battle as you wrote, zero?
      1. V.I.P.
        V.I.P. 6 June 2020 09: 33 New
        +1
        I wrote, in response to those who write that the Chinese aircraft can’t conduct a maneuvering battle, so this rocket was put on it. Mig also does not conduct close combat, what is wrong with the Chinese idea? What do not make a new plane?)))
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 6 June 2020 09: 33 New
      +6
      Quote: V.I.P.
      they looked at the MiG-31 which in melee is also zero

      Is the MiG-31, this is not a specialized fighter-interceptor, which was not created for such tasks, where fighters of another class operate?
      1. V.I.P.
        V.I.P. 6 June 2020 09: 36 New
        -3
        So the Chinese simply adapted their existing aircraft for long-range interception, and did not begin to make an analogue of the Mig-31. Smart and budget solution
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 6 June 2020 09: 39 New
          +2
          Quote: V.I.P.
          So the Chinese simply adapted their existing aircraft for long-range interception, and did not begin to make an analogue of the Mig-31. Smart and budget solution

          Smart? Maybe... yes Just like very budget, greatly inferior in capabilities to a specialized platform.
        2. dauria
          dauria 6 June 2020 13: 55 New
          +4
          they simply adapted the existing aircraft for long-range interception, and did not begin to make an analogue of the Mig-31.


          I agree. Moreover, your opponents forget that the MiG -31 is also adapted so as not to throw out the MiG-25 that turned out to be unnecessary. A unique aircraft, and stratospheric high-speed interception was useless to anyone. So they adapted it under a barrage interceptor with a heavy serious locator with a headlamp and a second pilot-operator. Do not throw away an excellent platform.
          The Chinese simply repeated the clever decision of the USSR of the late seventies, and they laugh at them.
          1. Rusticolus
            Rusticolus 6 June 2020 15: 40 New
            +5
            А теперь 31е еще и под Кинжалы приспособили. И казалось бы узкоспециализированный и малонужный, но уникальный и с огромным потенциалом самолет, и еще много где пригодился помимо того для чего его изначально создавали. А то тут вон многие за спциальные платформы под каждую конкретную задачу ратуют. Тогда под кинжалы нужно было бы вообще "сотку" возвращать, на него бы они как родные встали.
    3. Ravil_Asnafovich
      Ravil_Asnafovich 6 June 2020 10: 22 New
      0
      MIG 31, were created for other tasks, and then it still needs to be caught up.
      1. V.I.P.
        V.I.P. 6 June 2020 10: 38 New
        +1
        They work in oncoming courses)) Why catch up with him?
  5. Doccor18
    Doccor18 6 June 2020 10: 20 New
    +2
    Heavy platform with acceptable avionics for a heavy bd rocket. The plane lacks stars from heaven, but has long been mastered. The usual current work of the PRC Air Force.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 June 2020 11: 09 New
    0
    the military itself probably already lost track of what kind of modernization of the aircraft it was.
    They probably act in the old proven way - trial and error, but with Chinese flavor (they upgraded to the troops until the next modernization).
  7. Pavel57
    Pavel57 6 June 2020 11: 51 New
    +1
    The bomber and interceptor can be built on the basis of one platform. The main requirements are load capacity, range and / or speed. Maneuverability is optional.
    Examples are MiG-25, MiG-31.
  8. Wolf
    Wolf 6 June 2020 12: 38 New
    0
    There is no information on how many kilometers a missile can hit the target with other characteristics, but flying a C300 would not be bad. smile
    1. Gray-haired
      Gray-haired 6 June 2020 14: 22 New
      +1
      Already scary !!! It remains to understand and understand this text, and why so, you can not try.! repeat
  9. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 6 June 2020 13: 47 New
    0
    Although the maneuverability of the Flying Leopard at low altitudes is not very good, not to mention full-fledged aerial combat, it now has the ability to launch an off-horizon missile attack. This allows him to make new air-to-air missiles.
    Вообще то размышления на уровне "я foolhope you too fool"Летать на малых высотах, чтобы создать загоризонт?
    2. Хорошо помню "летучих обезьян", благодаря Волкову, но летучий леопард это полный fool for only a diaper can remain from the leopard in the air, since it will jump out of it. repeat
  10. Sarkazm
    Sarkazm 6 June 2020 17: 12 New
    +1
    Quote: V.I.P.
    As I understand it, an airplane’s radar allows you to detect a target at such a distance ..... Well, they looked at the MiG-31 which is also zero in close combat and decided to adapt their existing aircraft to long-range interception.
    I don’t know what they were for, but the same thoughts came - the author of the article piled everything in a heap, and if all the rubbish is weeded out, everything really looks like the Chinese are creating a long-range interceptor based on the original domestic fighter-bomber. Only the ideology here is more likely not the MiG-31, but closer to the British ADV Tornado. Most likely there will also be a radar with AFAR and with remarkable characteristics to the missile, and some of the local EWs.
    A fighter-bomber has a greater carrying capacity, so the most it is for a large radar, heavy long-range missiles, a large fuel supply. The fact that the photo is most likely a test, both our MiG and the Tornado have semi-conformal rockets under the fuselage, the Chinese most likely will not invent a bicycle either.
    Китай почти решил проблемы своего авиадвигателя, начал устанавливать его и на свой "оригинальный Lavi" J-10C и на нелецензионные варианты семейства Су-27, китайцы дали понять что не будут больше закупать подобную технику за рубежом, тем более все эти новые машины идут с АФАР и новым ракетным вооружением, так что и появление дальнего всепогодного перехватчика на базе оригинального JH-7 вполне логичная версия.
    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 6 June 2020 23: 45 New
      -1
      Quote: Sarkazm
      everything looks like the Chinese are creating a long-range interceptor

      Перехватчик должен быть быстрым, а дальний ещё и летать далеко, тут скорее "самолёт поддержки-прикрытия", больше подходит название.