ICAO aircraft code H-6
Manufacturer Xian
Country China
New price USD 46 million (1980)

The Xian H-6 (Chinese: 轰-6; pinyin: Hōng-6) is a licence-built version of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 twin-engine jet bomber, built for China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
Delivery of the Tu-16 to China began in 1958, and a licence production agreement with the USSR was signed in the late 1950s.

Specifications

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Xian H-6 specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
H-6
Manufacturer
Xian
Manufactured
1960 - Present
Country
China
New purchase price
USD 46 million (1980)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
2x Xian WP8
Jet
Power:
21,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
570 Kts
1,056 Km/h
Travel range:
3,200 Nm
5,926 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
42,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
3600 feet / minute
18.29meter / second
Take Off Distance:
2100 meter - 6,889.68 feet
Landing Distance:
1539 meter - 5,049.15 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
79,000 Kg
174,163 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
46,000 Kg
101,412 lbs
Max Payload:
39,000 Kg
85,979 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
12,125 gallon
45,898 liter

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About the Xian H-6

The Xian H-6 (Chinese: 轰-6; pinyin: Hōng-6) is a licence-built version of the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 twin-engine jet bomber, built for China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

Delivery of the Tu-16 to China began in 1958, and a licence production agreement with the USSR was signed in the late 1950s. Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation (XAC) manufactured aircraft at Xi’an as the “H-6”; the first flew in 1959. By November 2020, the PLAAF had as many as 231.

The latest version is the H-6N, a heavily redesigned version capable of aerial refueling and carrying air-launched cruise missiles. According to the United States Department of Defense, this will give the PLAAF a long-range standoff offensive air capability with precision-guided munitions.

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