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The Xian H-6 (Chinese: 轰-6; pinyin: Hōng-6) is a licence-built version of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 twin-engine jet bomber.

 

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Design and development
The Xian H-6 (Chinese: 轰-6; pinyin: Hōng-6) is a licence-built version of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 twin-engine jet bomber, built for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force.

The first domestically produced H-6 was completed in 1968 and evidence of bombing training was recorded by U.S. spy satellites on August 13, 1971. By March of the following year, the CIA estimated that the PRC had 32 aircraft operational with an additional 19 awaiting completion.

The H-6 was used to drop nine nuclear devices at the Lop Nur test site. However, with the increased development in ballistic missile technology, the nuclear delivery capabilities that the H-6 offered diminished in importance. The CIA estimated in 1976 that the H-6 had moved over to a dual nuclear/conventional bombing role.

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XI'AN H-6K Badger

 H-6K fitted with a refuelling probe may have first flown in December 2016. Besides extending range, a possible mission for the variant may be to launch satellites or ballistic missiles.Fisher, Richard D, Jr. (18 August 2017). "Chinese Xian H-6K with refuelling probe suggests new missions". janes.com. IHS. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

  • History

    Role Strategic bomber

    Manufacturer Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation

    First flight 1959

    Retired Iraq (1991)

    Egypt (2000)

    Status Active service with the PLAAF

     

     

  • General Info

    Status Active service with the PLAAF

    Primary users People's Liberation Army Air Force

    People's Liberation Army Navy

    Egyptian Air Force (historical)

    Iraqi Air Force (historical)

    Number built 162–180

    Developed from Tupolev Tu-16 Badger

  • Performance

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The H-6K is designed for long-range attacks and stand-off attacks. It is considered a strategic bomber. It is capable of attacking US carrier battle groups and priority targets in Asia. This aircraft has nuclear strike capability. While previous models had limited missile capacity (the H-6G could only carry two YJ-12 anti-ship missiles and the H-6M two KD-20/CJ-10K/CJ-20 land attack cruise missiles), the H-6K can carry up to six YJ-12 and 6-7 LACMs; a single regiment of 18 H-6Ks fully loaded out with YJ-12s can saturate enemy ships with over 100 supersonic missiles.

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The Xian H-6 (Chinese: 轰-6; pinyin: Hōng-6) is a licence-built version of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 twin-engine jet bomber, built for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force.

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