Photo report from the 10-th PLA Air Force bomber division

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Photo report from the 10-th PLA Air Force bomber division

The crew of the Chinese long-range bomber bomber H-6K is preparing for departure (c) 81.cn

Chinese military Internet portal 81.cn published a large photo report of the 10th bomber aviation Air Force divisions of the Nanjing military district of the PLA, partially equipped with the latest Chinese long-range H-6K long-range bombers. Along with them, older vehicles continue to be used in the division, in particular H-6H bombers. It can be seen from the report that the H-6K crews, whose main specialization is the use of cruise missiles, also practice the use of not only adjustable bombs, but also free-fall bombs.



Bombers H-6K (c) 81.cn





Optical-electronic sighting station bomber H-6K (c) 81.cn







Service and suspension bombs (c) 81.cn







H-6K rocket-carrying bombers of the 10-th aviation division of the PLA Air Force (c) 81.cn

H-6K - a variant of a radical modernization of the basic design of the H-6 bomber (the Chinese version of the Tu-16). The aircraft is equipped with the Russian engines D-30KP2, its glider, especially the nose, underwent major changes, the composition of the onboard radio-electronic equipment has been completely updated. The aircraft is equipped with a "glass cabin" with at least five multifunctional displays. Its main armament is medium-range cruise missiles, such as the CJ-10, while some older bombers, in particular the H-6H, have also been modernized under the use of such cruise missiles. The H-6K can carry six cruise missiles on the underwing nodes of the suspension and, possibly, another one in the bomb bay that has survived on this plane.

The H-6K made its first flight in the 2007 year, and more and more attention has been drawn to it recently. In February, 2015, 10, the PLAC Air Force Aviation Division, was visited by President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China, and the “glass” cabin H-6K was shown for the first time in television reports on this occasion. In recent months, H-6K has begun regular training flights for the "first chain of islands", possibly practicing striking cruise missiles at Japan from the south-east direction, which is poorly protected for it. It is assumed that the range of the aircraft H-6K allows him to strike with cruise missiles at all major US bases in the region, including Guam and, possibly, Hawaii. At the same time, the H-6K is not essential for a full-fledged strategic bomber to be able to refuel in the air. Although theoretically his cruise missiles, structurally close to the Soviet X-55, can carry nuclear warheads, for the time being, nothing is known about this equipment option.
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  1. +7
    5 September 2015
    The bastards stole a red star from us. They left some nonsense, three-colored abracadabra.
    1. +8
      5 September 2015
      TU16 had a radius of 3000 km, if the Chinese even made 4 thousand km. it’s impossible to reach such bombers in any way, but to Vladivostok, Komomolsk, Irkutsk, they can very well ...
      1. +3
        5 September 2015
        Why get there if you just need to go to the launch line? The range of the X-55 (on the basis of which the Chinese CBRD was created) is more than 2000 km.
        So, just, with a "long arm" they get to Guam and Pearl Harbor. Well, no one canceled refueling in the air.
        1. +3
          5 September 2015
          Quote: Bersaglieri
          Well, no one canceled refueling in the air


          read carefully

          At the same time, the H-6K does not have the ability to refuel in the air, which is most important for a full-fledged strategic bomber
          1. +2
            5 September 2015
            Quote: maximNNX
            At the same time, the H-6K does not have the ability to refuel in the air, which is most important for a full-fledged strategic bomber



            Strange .... Our Tu-16s were refueling in the air, and the Chinese modern remake of our Tu-16 cannot request
          2. +1
            5 September 2015
            Has;) Just a removable bar.
          3. +1
            5 September 2015
            And, again, even without refueling, taking into account the range of the KR, it is quite a "almost" strategist "
    2. +10
      5 September 2015
      Quote ICE:
      The bastards stole a red star from us. They left some nonsense, three-colored abracadabra.

      Can you more clearly write your emotions?
      Who stole? Who was stolen?
      Maybe the Chinese copied?
      Or as I understand it, the liberals stole the symbol of the "red star" from Russia, replacing it with a three-color red-white-blue?
      And so you are so sadly worried about Russia, which has lost its heroic brand?
      1. +1
        5 September 2015
        Can you more clearly write your emotions?
        Who stole? Who was stolen?


        Colleague - it was a bitter irony.
  2. +6
    5 September 2015
    It’s a sufficient aircraft to deal with all potential adversaries of the PRC - the range is enough without a system of refueling in the air. Here's what you can do from the old TU-16, and what a strategist Russia will get with a deep modernization of the TU-160!
    1. +3
      5 September 2015
      I think that if the Union had not collapsed, then the Tu-16 of the latest modifications (such as Tu-16-k26) would probably have been modernized like this (with the installation of the D30K DTRD, new avionics, MPKPU for X15 and DB for X55, etc. )
  3. +2
    5 September 2015
    ICE - ABRACADABRA lol
  4. -3
    5 September 2015
    Quote: ICE
    The bastards stole a red star from us. They left some nonsense, three-colored abracadabra.



    ICE stop smoking all sorts of nasty things and don’t litter the tricolor star
  5. +2
    5 September 2015
    The PRC is not very concerned with the bombers; to see the nature of the hostilities for which they are preparing is really defensive.
  6. +5
    5 September 2015
    What candy did the Chinese from the Tu-16! Nothing to say, well done!
  7. +4
    5 September 2015
    At one time, the PRC persistently offered Russia to sell several Tu-22M3 with a set of weapons. They were not sold to them. I know what is right.
  8. +3
    5 September 2015
    Not everything is going smoothly with projects in China. No cadres - and no new "strategists". Tu 16 is obviously outdated, and it had problems with fuel efficiency.
    China needs Russia not only as a supplier of raw materials and a consumer of consumer goods.
    1. +1
      5 September 2015
      The engines were replaced - with D-30KP purchased in Russia (the same as those purchased for the Chinese IL-76)
  9. +2
    5 September 2015
    Quote: ICE
    The bastards stole a red star from us. They left some nonsense, three-colored abracadabra.

    First, nobody stole it. We gave China a star ourselves, in an era of great friendship. The star is still used in Russia.
    1. wk
      +1
      5 September 2015
      Quote: Cap.Morgan
      they gave the star themselves


      star before Soviet Russia. was in the USA but the colors and shapes in the USSR and China were a little different ... Vietnam also has a red star but the shape is different .... I don’t remember how many phages in the world there is a cross in one form or another or a crescent with a star.
  10. -1
    5 September 2015
    Yeah! Without Russian military technology, it’s just a paper tiger! (compared with the West, for them with the East).
  11. +3
    5 September 2015
    Beautiful bomber jacket. They conjured and over the Yak-130, put the Ukrainian engine and the training aircraft became supersonic rate of climb, similar to the fourth-generation fighter.
    Moldovans, it’s wrong to envy them, they deserve respect if they get what they don’t get in Russia, is it worth it to be kidded?
  12. +3
    5 September 2015
    XianHong-6K (in Chinese, "Xian Hong-6K") is a subsonic aircraft that carries on board long-range cruise missiles. Due to the use of mainly Soviet technologies of the period 70–80s, an improvement in the characteristics of the machine was achieved, which allowed to significantly expand the capabilities of the old Tu-16. The biggest changes were made to the power plant of the bomber, its armament and electronic equipment. The aircraft was equipped with D-30KP engines, similar to those that had recently been put on Tu-154, Il-76 and several others. The use of new engines instead of those used on previous versions of WP-8 (copied AM-3 engine) with a simultaneous increase in fuel load allowed to significantly increase the flight radius of the car - from 2000 to 3000 thousand kilometers, despite the fact that cruise missiles were placed under the wing (ALCM) ) The car received a more powerful radar - the radar fairing took up almost the entire nose of the fuselage, as a result of which the H-6K lost the “glass nose” specific to previous modifications of the Tu-16. The H-6K carries 6 CJ-10A ALCMs, three on each side, at individual suspension points. Now the aircraft does not have an internal bomb compartment, and EW equipment and a part of the fuel supply are located in the freed up volumes of the hull. The H-6K, unlike some previous modifications, was not rebuilt from old aircraft, but was manufactured from scratch. Given the lifespan of today's heavy bombers, the H-6K has every chance of remaining in service until 2052. It was then that exactly 100 years have passed since the first flight of the Soviet Tu-16.
    PRC President sat in the cabin of the H-6K.
  13. 0
    5 September 2015
    somewhat out of topic. 3-4 Tu-154s should remain on Aviakor. And the Chinese have experience using them and the motors are the same as the bomber. Maybe the menagers will offer the Chinese for the PLA? For them, 6-8 green million. Money is not the most critical unit.
    Dreams, however ... Only it seems to me that the An-140 will no longer be produced.
  14. 0
    7 September 2015
    What to say? And we can say that the Chinese have once again proved that it is not worth it to prematurely bury normal equipment if that SPPBN performs the tasks assigned to it. And the tasks of Chinese strategists today do not include strikes against the continental United States. Their tasks are more modest. If necessary, push the United States out to Guam and deal with some "self-conscious" neighbors. At the same time, they are not only trying to extend the service life of "obsolete" equipment, but also to give it new qualities by modernizing it and equipping it with new weapons systems. And what's wrong with that?

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