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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