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"It was not the N-20": China reacted to reports of the image of a new strategic bomber

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"It was not the N-20": China reacted to reports of the image of a new strategic bomber

Screenshot from PLA video



In May of this year, the Chinese army published a video showing an unknown aircraft covered with an awning. Foreign media hastened to identify it as a new generation strategic bomber N-20.

Foreign reports about the PLA H-20 stealth bomber are incorrect [...] These images are just a figment of fantasy and have nothing to do with the H-20

- reacted to reports about the appearance of a new car in the Chinese edition of the Global Times, citing official sources.

As indicated, foreign media have long been using the H-20 theme to inflate the theory of the "Chinese threat", although one should not be surprised at the work in this direction: it is quite normal for the military to want to get into service with a new platform, including a strategic bomber.

Work on the creation of the Xian H-20 has been going on since the early 2000s. It is assumed that the new aircraft, which has a "flying wing" design, will have "stealth" characteristics due to a significant reduction in the radar signature. In the Russian Federation, a similar development is carried out within the framework of the PAK DA project. However, the Chinese program is significantly ahead of the Russian one: the prototype N-20 made its first flight, as announced, back in 2013.
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  1. Popandos
    Popandos 27 May 2021 10: 59
    +10
    I don't know about the plane, but the photo is beautiful good
    1. knn54
      knn54 27 May 2021 11: 54
      +4
      We found a "plate" on which Huang-di (Yellow Ancestor), the ancestor of the Chinese, "descended" to Earth.
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 27 May 2021 13: 46
        +1
        If it was a trophy RQ-170, they would not have shown it in the official video.
        Well done Chinese, they know how to work with PR
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 27 May 2021 18: 02
          +4
          Well done Chinese, they know how to work with PR

          Yes, not that word what fellows! laughing

          However, the Chinese program is significantly ahead of the Russian one: the prototype N-20 made its first flight, as announced, back in 2013.

          They have been flying since 2013, and no one has seen the plane yet.
          That's what I understand - a credit PR! bully
      2. Intruder
        Intruder 29 May 2021 00: 22
        +1
        We found a "plate" on which Huang-di (Yellow Ancestor), the ancestor of the Chinese, "descended" to Earth.
        Maybe they dug for a long time, but now they just pulled it out, but did not have time to restore it, so under the awning !? lol
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 27 May 2021 11: 20
    +4
    China could well have bought the RQ-170 Sentinel from Iran and this is its copy.
    1. Crabong
      Crabong 27 May 2021 11: 29
      +9
      Is there no difference between a Sentinel and a heavy bomber? Accidentally...
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 27 May 2021 11: 35
        +2
        Quote: Krabong
        Is there no difference between a Sentinel and a heavy bomber? Accidentally...

        From this photo, it is generally not possible to determine the size of the object, and the general configuration does not say anything
        1. Crabong
          Crabong 27 May 2021 11: 48
          +2
          Why identify by photo? The difference in the dimensions of the B-2 (for example) and the Sentinel is not clear? And in general, there is a fundamental difference? And, in general, this is what I am ... A man writes that having Sentinel and copying it, you can get a heavy bomber. Those. most likely this person does not see the difference between them.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 27 May 2021 11: 57
            -1
            Quote: Krabong
            Why identify by photo?

            Do you have any other info? I use what I have
            Quote: Krabong
            The difference in the dimensions of the B-2 (for example) and the Sentinel is not clear?

            Dedicate the creation of Sintels, poor in value, otherwise I trust photo images more and more in the old fashioned way. Maybe I missed something?
            1. Crabong
              Crabong 27 May 2021 12: 24
              +4
              You can devote yourself to this all as well as me with the help of Yandex ...
              1. APASUS
                APASUS 27 May 2021 12: 56
                0
                Quote: Krabong
                You can devote yourself to this all as well as me with the help of Yandex ...

                Thank you for a well-reasoned answer! You are wonderful conversationalist
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 27 May 2021 11: 24
    +6
    Copied B-2, most likely.
    The Chinese first copy, then improve the copied, then their own development in this direction.
    Reasonable approach to new topics.
    1. KCA
      KCA 27 May 2021 11: 41
      +1
      While they only improve the TU-16, the N-20, apparently, exists only in wet dreams, not like a blurry photo of an airplane, even a model was not shown anywhere
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 27 May 2021 12: 14
        +2
        I wonder whose prototype will take off earlier: PAK-DA or H-20?
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 27 May 2021 18: 06
          0
          I wonder whose prototype will take off earlier: PAK-DA or H-20?

          B-21 can be added to this list.
          What do you think - who will be the first?
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 27 May 2021 18: 53
            +2
            I think the Americans will be the first to show the public their prototype.
            (otherwise Congress will not allocate money for production),
            behind them - the Russians ("we did not lag behind"), and then - the Chinese.
            And the Americans will be the first to start mass production,
            followed by the Chinese, and then the Russians (if they start, in general).
            We'll see ... recourse
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 27 May 2021 18: 55
              0
              I basically agree.
              Hopefully. that with the launch of the series we will be able to surprise.
              We'll see ... hi
            2. Dilettante grandfather
              Dilettante grandfather 29 May 2021 05: 03
              0
              Right. For the Chinese to copy new prototypes, they need to look at them. So they will show their prototype after the Americans ...
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 27 May 2021 11: 49
      +1
      When the B29 was copied in the USSR, there were air-cooled engines ... I wonder what the Chinese will supply?
  4. Wedmak
    Wedmak 27 May 2021 11: 28
    +6
    And this is not a photo, it looks very much like a render. Look how the folds of the "fabric" lie on the floor and correlate with the dimensions of the plane. Even hard fabric cannot support such arches.
  5. Cats
    Cats 27 May 2021 13: 57
    +3
    `` The Chinese program is significantly ahead of the Russian one: the prototype N-20 made its first flight, as announced, back in 2013. ''

    Yes, there are no questions about the airframe and avionics, but what about the engine? What / whose engines does it fly on?
    1. Runoway
      Runoway 27 May 2021 15: 13
      0
      Already sang a song about the shoulder blades or everything is ahead lol
    2. LINKor55
      LINKor55 27 May 2021 16: 34
      0
      Tu 160 to them in response to the phrase that we are lagging behind
  6. 501Legion
    501Legion 27 May 2021 15: 45
    +1
    but this is a stupid render and not a photo, you can correct it as much as you like.
  7. sgapich
    sgapich 27 May 2021 22: 54
    +1
    What kind of plane, what kind of plane, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has long drawn ... wassat
  8. Dilettante grandfather
    Dilettante grandfather 29 May 2021 04: 57
    0
    Quote: Popandos
    I don't know about the plane, but the photo is beautiful good

    Probably filmed on a new, classified smartphone of domestic production! laughing
  9. Dilettante grandfather
    Dilettante grandfather 29 May 2021 04: 59
    0
    Quote: Cats
    What / whose engines does it fly on?

    A new type of powder jet engine.