Air Power Australia
Soviet Maritime Reconnaissance, Targeting and Strike Aircraft
Additional Russian sourced material has been added. Given that Xian continue to build the H-6 Badger variant, it will be interesting to observe which of the various Soviet design features appear, such as the low drag tailcone for housing EW equipment. The best attack radar now available to the PLA is the Leninets B004 which would fit the new low drag nosecone. To date Xian have been very conservative in their modifications, other than the turbofan engine ECP.
Dr Carlo Kopp, MIEEE, SMAIAA, PEng
Defence Analyst and Consulting Engineer
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