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Xian H-6K Air-launched Ballistic Missile Carrier.

Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:56 am

Just saw this photo of the H-6N

years ago I remember seeing the H-6K first, that was a major modification, new engines, inlets, radars systems etc.

I assume the 6N is a K special version? It is said to be an Air-launched ballistic missile carrier, probably long range naval attack. .

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[url]The most notable change between the N and K is the complete elimination of the bomb bay on the N and the addition of semi-recessed area with a hard point for a large missile. This is similar in some general respects to the ability of Russia's Tu-22M Backfire bombers can carry a single Kh-22 or Kh-32 anti-ship cruise missile in a semi-recessed mount under its central fuselage.

There are no pictures from the parade preparations that show the H-6Ns carrying a payload and some of them appear to have a plug installed that gives the fuselage its normal profile when a missile is not loaded. So, it remains unclear what type of weapon, or weapons, the Chinese intend to employ on these aircraft. [/url]
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29975/new-photos-point-to-chinese-bomber-being-able-to-carry-huge-anti-ship-ballistic-missiles
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Re: Xian H-6K Air-launched Ballistic Missile Carrier.

Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:27 pm

Also likely DR-8/WZ-8 carrier

Also *insert rant about Tyler Rogoway that the Airliners.net staff keeps deleting because they are in conspiracy to protect him*
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Re: Xian H-6K Air-launched Ballistic Missile Carrier.

Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:41 pm

keesje wrote:


[url]The most notable change between the N and K is the complete elimination of the bomb bay on the N and the addition of semi-recessed area with a hard point for a large missile. This is similar in some general respects to the ability of Russia's Tu-22M Backfire bombers can carry a single Kh-22 or Kh-32 anti-ship cruise missile in a semi-recessed mount under its central fuselage.

For me the most notable change is the refuelling probe. No previous H-6 has had this although China has operated H-6s that were AARs. That increases the potential range of the aircraft significantly and brings a larger portion of the pacific into long range cruise missile engagement including all of Australia as well as possibly Hawaii…

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