Chinese fighter air refueling has been the implementation of the second set endurance record
Maritime Canada refueling training.
refueling machine, was the dream of generations of Chinese Air Force. Tanker is a fighter, “charging station”, aerial refueling aircraft to increase the combat radius and mobility range, payload and endurance, depth assault and battlefield survivability.
if the Air Force can improve to the air refueling capability as a symbol of both offensive and defensive combat capabilities, you can extend endurance, and the guards to seize control of the air, the long-range attack assault, repelling the enemy in the air outside the territory.
the late 1980s, the Central Military Commission look at the Air Force world power, keenly aware of the strategic significance of technology, then orders the country’s top-level military experts and scholars to study China’s air refueling technology independent innovation.
1996, the aircraft out onto the wide air force regiment.
flight refueling is a high-risk, difficult subjects, its concepts and methods are very different from traditional flying habits. Regiment soldiers “fighting dog day”, “War 39″, a short time to master the basic performance of the tanker.
1997, the first official air refueling mission was established in the Guangzhou Military Region. Two years after the National Day parade, they at intervals of 20 meters, height of 700 meters, over 550 km per hour over Tiananmen Square.
this year’s National Day military parade, by the H-oil-6 and J-8D, J-10, three models consisting of a total of six aircraft refueling plane formation, again showing the world the Chinese Air Force refueling aircraft unit to achieve the “strategic butt.”
fall season, the reporter approached Zhezhi Military Air Force has been awarded 10 times, “a military training mission” to create the history of Air Force refueling training more first team. They told reporters that one to restore the fragments of an upsurge of emotion.
for the first time by the sea air, oil – Twelve sorties were successful
Air Force combat air refueling is a sign of the level. The U.S. and Britain to accept an aerial refueling aircraft, can increase the activity radius of 30%, 70% received twice to increase. U.S. Air Force’s three B-1B strategic bombers, once from Texas Daiye Si Air Force Base off, through the Atlantic, over the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea, the more the western Pacific, the implementation of six air refueling, in more than 30 hours non-stop sailing more than 40,000 kilometers, and in the way of the three ranges for the bombing of training, revealed to the world a strategic strike capability.
“We must as soon as possible to master air refueling technology, to accelerate improvements in both offensive and defensive combat capability!” And the air gap between the world powers, the pilots had a strong sense of urgency and a sense of crisis, they determined break-made second-generation air refueling aircraft technical problems. In 2004, they officially received the aerial refueling training mission.
repeated drills and predict the desired ground after a shooting battle of the moment has finally come. August 30, 2004, the Air Force refueling at sea the first time training in the East China Sea quietly began.
7:00 pm, south of an airport. With a green signal flare off, an air tanker soared, and soon disappeared into the clouds. Soon, two made a certain type of second-generation high-speed fighter fleet head straight to the sky, to catch up.
“001, a request to join the formation.” Fighter a beautiful jump, quickly drill into the clouds, a flash to catch the air tanker.
“can into the team.” Tanker took the lead, followed by two fighter either side, like two swords piercing the sky. Air Force aerial refueling fleet has over the Yanshan Mountains, the Gobi desert, southern Guangdong, the earth, but air refueling at sea the first time, this is undoubtedly more risks and challenges.
few minutes later, the tanker after the end of a narrow hot cabin, members of Hong Lu special refueling start pump, fuel pre-finished, open the hose drag wrap his decisive switch. Instant, both sides of the wing, the air tanker refueling pod, like magic out slowly as two “bell” shape of the refueling hose.
“001, request access.” Fighter pilot, when he was head of the regiment, now the regiment’s Hu Yong adjust where Shifushizhang flight, ready to dock with the tanker.
“can enter.” Lei Gong member communications through the air tanker tail rear glass and mirrors to guide the fighter “pressing harder and harder.” Tanker. 10 meters, 5 meters, 4 meters and 3 meters … When the distance between the fighter and tanker of less than 2 meters, Hu Yong feel more and more heavy the steering column. This is because the fighter into the vortex between the tanker, so that manipulation becomes more strenuous. This time, fighter and tanker airspeed less than 2 meters away from the rear wing, not to 2 m height difference, the air no less than thrilling high-wire act at the slightest mistake, it is possible the two planes collided machine crash.
Hu Yong took a deep breath, hold the stick tightly to one side, while the right side of the nose by the visual and stability in oil probe the distance between the umbrella. At this point, stable umbrella around the corner, he flew determined by the oil slowly walked up to … … has been accurately probe the size of the stability of the umbrella through the basin, filling the bottom of the interface with the successful docking. Less than 30 seconds, hundreds of kilograms of fuel has been injected into the hose through the fuel tank fighter. Meanwhile, the wingman pilot Han Yong has successfully docked with the tanker.
After the success of the first batch of fuel, pilots bang, driving 12 consecutive planes for the training, all to achieve a successful launch aircraft, the air of a successful docking, refueling a success.
tactical background conditions for the first time by the oil – fueling a new full-machine across
2005 年 10 8, along the southeast coast of an airport, the aircraft ready, directed at the sky. The first time in Air Force tactical air refueling background conditions exercise to begin soon.
10:40, the control room came the command: “double take-off, a long-range raid to the northwest of the airport on the way to implement refueling training.” When he was head of the Hu Yong, deputy head of the Fan Limin driving machine into the sky. Three auxiliary fuel tanks mounted full oil fighter, like a dragon out to sea, the airspace to the northwest of a straight away.
then served as deputy head of the command tower, said Cao spring, long distance routes in unfamiliar aircraft raid, super high-speed travel time air refueling, adding a number of risks for the exercise, the pilot’s technical and tactical , endurance and stamina will be tested as never before through. If this training to be successful, means the territory of China within the next occurrence of any airspace war, the fighters can take off directly in the field, quickly entered the war. This will be a new leap in air combat.
fighters swept through the clouds and fog, had been speeding away to the northwest. Brothers Force tankers into the sky, according to the schedule specified airspace to maneuver.
Aviation turning the clock in an orderly manner on the dashboard display a pointer past the hour, the fuel gauge also showed little oil left. In the ordinary at this time is long overdue end of the training courses, flying return. Today, just drill just getting a start.
Hu Yong attitude adjustment, according to the instructions on-board instruments, lead-time to the scheduled refueling airspace wingman. Tanker not far away on the left.
“refueling, formation flight request to join.”
rudder pedal, rod, Hu Yong driving fighters come to a crisp turn, followed by a jump, catch up with the blink of an eye on the tanker. He gently push the throttle to the small speed difference is close to the tanker slowly. Wingman go hand in hand.
At this point, the oil tanker by two slender pod filling out the hose, like the fairy-like streamers waving in the breeze.
refueling machines are getting closer, getting smaller and smaller difference in height, firmly to the tanker aircraft slowly approaching.
high-speed road tanker in the formation of vortex shaking like a charm adsorption push fighters, making it the boat as the lake, under the sway in the breeze kept shaking. Seeing refueling hose at the end of the “bell” within reach, large tankers in the amount of the top wing.
close, then closer, Hu Yong continue flying slowly forward … … three aircraft docking success.
Hu Yong quickly to air refueling switches placed in the “full machine oil” position. While refueling notification came: “Start refueling.” Instantaneous, “blood” turning into the aircraft through the refueling hose body, Hu Yong was emotionally – and with a few aerial refueling capability military power, the Chinese Air Force still a gap, but in today’s “full machine oil” is a major breakthrough, the amount of fuel more and longer endurance, but also for winning future air combat with a heavy weight.
had led the successful implementation of team training in aerial refueling at sea for the first time Hu Yong was so aware, there are still remaining in the aircraft fuel tank for fuel oil in the case, simply refueling machine “intimate contact” several ten seconds you can; at a time when it is not much oil left in the tank in case of a “whole machine oil”, take a few minutes, the slightest mistake, it could lead to “air rear-end.” He clasped the steering column, stare at the front. At this point, three aircraft seem fused, stable forward flight. 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes … … tons of fuel injection is completed.
Hu Yong, Fan Limin quickly flew off, like maneuvering flew away to the northwest desert.
13 at 1050 hours, good news came from the Northwest a place: clean and neatly completed fighter training courses all arrive at the specified operational airspace.
This is the regiment’s first “full machine oil” training; also made a certain type of second-generation fighters of the longest endurance, long-range strike as far away, a combat radius of the largest flight.
background with tactical air refueling exercise a success, to achieve air refueling operations to use the first time, mark my Chinese Air Force has a long-range mission capability.
for the first time the air of second oil – long endurance increase the combat power
2006 年 6 2 April, the regiment’s first endowed with the successful implementation of the tactical air secondary background refueling training.
8 am, weather briefing that day 4-6 the amount of convective clouds, cloud base height of 400 meters visibility of 3 km, the secondary air refueling training can be implemented as planned.
long-range assault fighter combat capability, rely on the accompanying aerial tanker. The second aerial refueling, aircraft endurance will be greatly enhanced, significantly increased combat radius, but also increased aircraft payload, and follow-up of combat capabilities to enhance the training of second oil & Poor’s extraordinary significance.
for the first time assume the air of second task of the regiment’s current head of the oil Fan Limin, received aerial refueling workout has been maintained by the oil every year technical training, and achieved my first time in history the Air Force endowed with the task of refueling tactical training background breakthroughs.
docking in the previous pre-training, Fan Limin again unstable aircraft attitude control drifting swing “umbrella”-like filler correction … … several successful training, that he mastered the perfect air refueling skills.
However, the secondary air by the oil quality and physical and mental training to the pilots demanding higher resistance to fatigue, thus the pressure on him is not small.
Although air docking time is short, but high risk, and aircraft landing and two-plane formation belong to the world recognized the high ground difficult subjects, a test pilot mental quality and technical level of the key stage. If the aircraft slows down, not on the long dock, machine by machine oil will run out of fuel, not only able to fulfill the task of mobile operations, which will create significant losses; if too fast, the refueling machine large relative velocity will not only increase damage by the pipeline, but also may lead to serious flight air collision incident. States Air Force history, in the air refueling training accidents are common, the data show that the U.S. only a year 1985 level of accidents occur due to air refueling 38.
pilots describe the image: filling the mouth like a shaking of the needle, like a line by the port, docking is to “line” which accurately inserted into the root of non-stop shaking the “needle” years.
6 2, Fan Limin flew off, according to plan aerial security patrols. When the fuel gauge indicates remaining oil 1500 kg airplane, he reported to the tower, flew to the ground under the guidance of designated airspace, and near the tanker, the aircraft successfully performed the first refueling.
he operated switches, oil recovered by the probe, re-implementation of the patrol to be war, and completed a four-to-air intercept. Such a long flight, the pilot will be fatigue, hunger and muscle soreness of the siege. Fan Limin only limited space in the cockpit of activities about the body, adjust status, carefully check the work of the aircraft, continue to implement the task.
oil 1200 kg when the aircraft left, the Fan Limin flew arrived at the designated airspace in preparation for the secondary air by the oil. Tankers flying steady pace in front, two oil pipelines in the role of air power, rhythmically shake slightly, Fan Limin and a smaller velocity difference is slightly lower than the height of the tanker near the tanker, after a few seconds, by oil refueling probe and a smooth docking sleeve, the air of second oil successfully.
seemingly placid, Fan Limin flew thousands of miles long day of go-between to achieve the strategic significance of this terrible two “kiss.”
excitement to drive away all the fatigue of his body, in the airspace to be more than an hour after the war, flying a safe landing.
this extraordinary flight training, creating a domestic aircraft endurance record for the longest time. Down the ramp, his comrades were surrounded by cheering him up, leaders have to congratulate him. (Correspondent Zhu Bin Zheng Wei Li Guowen trainee correspondent correspondent Wu Yi Qian Bei late Yuguang)