Tuesday, May 20, 2014

China H-18 Supersonic Stealth Bomber Concept

China wants to replace it's old Tu-16 B-47 class medium bombers with a mid-size B-1 equivalent supersonic stealth bomber 


Which is is kind of funny considering even the US and Russia don't have supersonic stealth bombers, the stealth bombers are subsonic, and only the large fighters like the F-22 are built for stealth. They haven't even perfected their fighters yet. 

Replacing this relic, which is sort of a mid-size B-52, with upgrade high-bypass engines and underwing pylons compared to the original TU-16.
Chinese H-6K Badger Extended Range Strategic Bomber of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).



HQ images of the H-6K Badger Long Range Strategic Bomber which can carry 6x CJ-10 Long Range Land Attack Cruise Missiles. H-6K is the longest range bomber of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).



China claims H-18 stealth bomber is able to reach Guam with nuclear weapons


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China's H-18 Stealth Bomber
China‘s H-18 Stealth Bomber
An US military photo website carries a report onChina’s plan to build the H-18 stealth bomber, which is a stealth fighter-bomber instead of a strategic bomber.
The bomber is 28 to 30 metres long, much smaller than the US B-1B’s 44 meters length.
According to foreign military fans’ speculation, the H-18 has a range of 8,000 to 9,000 km and a maximum combat radius of 3,500 to 3,700 km, a speed of Mach 2 and a load of weapons of 12 to 15 tons.
It has an inside weapon cabin 8 metrs loeng for 72 100kg Leishi small precision-guided bombs or 4 Changjian-10A cruise missiles that may carry out tactical or nuclear attack at Guam.
It may also carry 4 Yingji-12 supersonic anti-ship missiles or 4 Jingji-100 super long-range anti-ship missiles to destroy an aircraft carrier.
It has adopted lots of stealth technology to become the world’s first stealth fighter-bomber and stealth supersonic bomber.
Source: huanqiu.com “Hot topic abroad: China’s H-18 stealth bomber probably able to attack Guam” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
 

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