Specifications for the
Focus Model: Xian H-6
Country of Origin: China
Manufacturer: Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation - China
Initial Year of Service: 1958
Length: 114.17ft (34.8m)
Width: 108.27ft (33.00m)
Height: 33.99ft (10.36m)
Weight (Empty): 82,012lbs (37,200kg)
Weight (MTOW): 174,165lbs (79,000kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Xian WP8 turbojet engines delivering 20,900lbs of thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 652mph (1,050kmh; 567kts)
Maximum Range: 3,728miles (6,000km)
Service Ceiling: 41,995ft (12,800m; 8.0miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet per minute (0m/min)
Hardpoints: Up to 6
2 x 23mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons in remote-controlled dorsal turret.
2 x 23mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons in remote-controlled ventral turret.
2 x 23mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons in manned tail turret.
1 x 23mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannon in nose.
6 OR 7 x KD-88 air-to-surface, anti-ship missiles.
C-601 anti-ship missiles
C-602 (YJ-62) anti-ship missiles
1 x AS-2 "Kipper" (Kh-10) anti-ship missile in semi-recessed bomb bay.
1 x AS-6 "Kingfish" (Kh-26) anti-ship missile along portside underwing hardpoint.
Up to 20,000lbs of internal ordnance.
H-6 - Initial Production Model; dedicated bomber platform.
H-6A - Dedicated Nuclear Bomber
H-6B - Dedicated Reconnaissance Platform
H-6C (H-6III) - Base Bomber Platform with improved countermeasures suite.
H-6III - Initial Designation for H-6C bomber.
H-6D (H-6IV) - Anti-Ship Missile Platform; radome installed under nose; 2 x C-601 missiles.
H-6IV - Initial Designation of H-6D model.
H-6E - Strategic Nuclear Bomber; improved countermeasures suite.
H-6F - Upgraded H-6A and H-6C production models; new inertial guidance system; GPS receiver; doppler navigation radar.
H-6G - Cruise Missile Guidance Platform; sans defensive armament and bomb bay.
H-6H - Cruise Missile Carrier; sans defensive armament and bomb bay.
H-6M - Cruise Missile Carrier; sans defensive armament and bomb bay; fitted with terrain-following radar; four underwing external hardpoints.
HD-6 - Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) Platform; solid nose assembly; additional countermeasures equipment.
H-6K - Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) Platform; fitted with improved D-30KP turbofan engines; revised intake openings; revised internal crew areas; nose radome.
HY-6 - Initial In-flight Refueling Production Model.
HY-6U - Revised HY-6 tanker production model; fitted with PV-23 fire control system.
H-6U - Alternative designation for HY-6U tanker.
HY-6D - Tanker Aircraft; coverted from H-6D production models; solid metal nose assembly; PV-23 fire control system.
HY-6DU - Tanker Aircraft; based on the HY-6D; PV-23 fire control system.
H-6DU - Alternative Designation for HY-6DU.
B-6D - Export Model of the H-6D
H-6I - Fitted with 4 x Rolls-Royce Spey Mk 512 turbofan engines; increased range.
H-8I - Improved Strategic Bomber; no produced.
H-8II - Improved Strategic Bomber; none produced.
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