THE CHINESE ‘FLANKER’ STORY: PART TWO — STRIKE AND CARRIER VARIANTS

For several months there’s been growing public interest in the latest developments concerning China’s first true strategic bomber. Combat Aircraft’s regular columnist now looks at the rumors of a second Chinese bomber type.

REPORT Andreas Rupprecht

The mysterious model of the so-called H-18 or JH-18, allegedly seen at the No 601 Institute, which appeared in June 2013.
All images via Chinese internet

WHILE DEVELOPMENT OF the H-20 as a true intercontinental-range bomber is without question, the latest report from the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) concludes that China is also working on a ‘regional’ bomber. The truth is almost certainly more complex.

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