AVIC Xi'an H-6

H-6 is a license-built version of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 twin-engine jet bomber, built for China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
AVIC Xi’an H-6
Delivery of the Tu-16 to China began in 1958, and the Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation signed a license production agreement with the USSR to build the type in the late 1950s.
AVIC Xi’an H-6
The first Chinese Tu-16, or “H-6” as it was designated in Chinese service, flew in 1959.
AVIC Xi’an H-6
Production was performed by the plant at Xian, with at least 150 built into the 1990s.
AVIC Xi’an H-6
China is estimated to currently operate around 120 of the aircraft.
AVIC Xi’an H-6
Specifications (H-6)-
Crew: 4
Length: 34.8 m (114 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 33 m (108 ft 3 in)
Height: 10.36 m (34 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 165 m 2 (1,780 sq ft)
Airfoil: root: PR-1-10S-9 (15.7%) ; tip: PR-1-10S-9 (12%)
Empty weight: 37,200 kg (82,012 lb)
Gross weight: 76,000 kg (167,551 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 79,000 kg (174,165 lb)
AVIC Xi’an H-6
Powerplant: 2 × Xian WP-8 turbojet engines, 93.2 kN (21,000 lbf) thrust each
AVIC Xi’an H-6
Credits-
Wikipedia

 

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