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Chinese Stealth Bomber META Thread

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posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 06:04 PM
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Worked with Chinese Ship welders.Very skilled at what they do but not very good at thinking outside the box.




posted on Jan, 21 2019 @ 10:23 AM
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Steering the topic back on track. Aviation Week discusses more of what the JH-XX might be:


If a WS-15 installation is combined with the F-111F’s thrust loading (mass compared with thrust, strongly affecting flight performance), the Chinese tactical bomber would have a gross weight of 72 metric tons (160,000 lb.), making it 60% larger than the old U.S. type. At the lower end of the scale, a WS-10 engine set combined with the JH-7’s relatively low thrust loading (and therefore high performance) results in a gross weight of 41 metric tons; in that case the tactical bomber would be a little smaller than the F-111. Other combinations of thrust loading and engine type give intermediate sizes.

The smallest size seems unlikely, because of the DIA’s reference to the aircraft as having medium range, in comparison with a strategic bomber’s long range. A highly powered 41-metric-ton aircraft is not likely to achieve anything like the “medium” range of the H-6K. The medium-range description also probably rules out the possibility of the tactical bomber having a new and relatively small engine.

The “fighter-bomber” designation sets an upper limit on the possible size of the aircraft. Conceivably, a twin WS-15 installation could be combined with a high thrust loading, like that of the Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic medium bomber. In that case the aircraft would have a gross weight of 90 metric tons—but neither the Chinese nor the Pentagon could call that a fighter-bomber.


aviationweek.com...



posted on Jan, 23 2019 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: anzha

A little more on the JH-XX:

www.thedrive.com...

The YF-23/Replica/MD JSF bid mix bomber art may actually have been the JH-20 and we just didn't realize it.



posted on Jan, 24 2019 @ 12:11 AM
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They really dont need a "JH-XX" as an AtG launch platform. They already have various long range ground based missiles available for tactical strikes in their neighbourhood. And for extreme distances the H-20 will replace the H-6s at some point.
The gap between fighter jets / ground based missiles and strategic bombers / long range ballistic missiles is too small to warrant the procurement an intermediate platform.

Hence if they build it i'd take a very close look at its AtA capabilities. A Chinese long range LO AtA platform is much more dangerous to the US ability to project airpower in the Pacific than a intermediate missile carrier.
PCA not FB-22 2.0 basically.



posted on Jan, 24 2019 @ 12:25 AM
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Perhaps. Or maybe they feel differently about their capabilities or want alternatives just in case or have another use case than we see.

They have their own 6th gen underway and its separate from the JH-XX. That, I would expect, would be more PCA.



posted on Jan, 24 2019 @ 01:42 AM
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Here is the latest I have seen on China's proposed B2 bomber clone and the JHXX medium range bomber (5000 miles) ... Both are guesstimated to be fielded by 2025. youtu.be... all I will say is do not judge China by the junk they export.. They are very smart and capable of turning out missiles and aircraft along with their associated sensors and electronics.




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