Rand think tank, speculated that China learn from Sukhoi stealth bomber or T60S
According to the U.S.” Aviation Week & Space Technology “reported that Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi design bureau is, and has the potential to develop a volume ranging from F-117 and B-2 stealth bomber between. Reform program known as the T-60S or T-60.
Not long ago, the famous American intellectual Courand throw a company called “” earth shattering “- Chinese Air Force’s future development”. Reported in recent years, the PLA Air Force conducted a large-scale modernization of its equipment, also including anti-aircraft missiles and fighter aircraft procurement, including new weapons systems. But China’s bomber is still serving more than 40 years of H-6, as “Alone star” quite surprising.
Therefore, the development of China’s future bomber into the U.S. and other Western military scholars are most interested in the topic. Some weapons experts speculated American Airlines, Air China shocked the world next most likely is its next-generation bomber.
speculation on China’s next generation of bombers, the United States has not stopped. U.S. media and even predicted that China’s future development does not rule out larger and more advanced than the H-6, the possibility of stealth bombers.
some U.S. Air Force experts believe that the future development of the PLA long-range bombers to go through three stages. The first stage is the H-6 bombers made numerous improvements, which have all-weather capability, capable of launching precision-guided munitions. The tactical significance is that a large bomber with a combination of precision-guided munitions, the equivalent of fighting the PLA has a persistent “air cannon.”
second phase of development is related with the space war. China Aviation Group, recently unveiled the latest satellite launch vehicle program, the H-6 from the rocket launch aircraft in the air, directly to the weight of 50 kilograms delivered to low-Earth orbit satellite, which can significantly reduce the cost of satellite launches, which by the aircraft rockets is easy for anti-satellite warfare.
third stage is to find alternatives to the H-6. U.S. think tank International Strategic Assessment Center of the Chinese military expert Richard Fisher said on China’s “new bomber program,” The rumors have been circulating for many years, this program will be called the outside world, “H -9.” There are a variety of machine models on rumors, an argument is that the plan is a completely self-developed by China’s bomber project; Another theory is that the machine’s design draws extensively on the former Soviet Union’s Sukhoi T -60S medium bomber program. It is reported that, T-60S is a stealth bomber supersonic medium bomber, combat radius of 5,000 km, covering the U.S. military is making great efforts to build cutting-edge city of the Asia-Pacific – Guam.
According to Russian Air Force in 1995 when he was commander of the Air Force will be disclosed 彼得杰伊涅 Kim, T-60S has a variable-geometry wings, lifting body fuselage and two engines, and equipped with two-dimensional vectored thrust nozzle. Engine inlet at the top of the fuselage ribs, slightly close to the wing root. T-60S can carry weapons, including six Kh-101 stealth cruise missiles, and can carry Kh-55/65, Kh-15P and other missiles, nuclear bombs and precision-guided bombs.
China’s Xi’an Aircraft Industry Group in the last 1970s and 1980s three bombers program designed to replace the existing H-6, that H-7, H -8,405 bombers, then the reference object is the former Soviet Union map-22M and Tu-160, but the technology development work are too difficult and ultimately fail, then in the mid-1990s to buy Russian figure-22M “Backfire” bombers after the failure of China began in 1995. In developing a new bomber, the outside world called H-9, this is the first message on the origin of China’s new bomber.
addition, the U.S. Heritage Foundation has also speculated that there is evidence that China is developing a stealth combat aircraft in the flight information display in the first group recently, a stealth bomber program lead to double people’s attention, the aircraft look and the United States is similar to B-2 stealth bomber, not only breaking the enemy’s air defense network capacity tight, even as “bombing mother ship”, directing dozens of unmanned attack aircraft on the target. ” Wolves attack “, but their firepower is always the enemy outside.
Anyway, so far, the Chinese government has not disclosed any information about the next generation of bombers, therefore, different to say the West can only conjecture, but the public as -20 F test, as will one day reveal the mystery after all. (Newspaper Zhuangao Guo Xuan Shi Jiang months)