Tuesday, April 03, 2018

PR photos of the day: Twelve H-6K bombers fly over South China Sea

They are from the 108th Air Regiment, 36th Air Division (Bomber) Central Theater Command Air Force HQ.

The 36th commissioned in August 1952 with a batch of 10 Tupolev Tu-4 strategic bombers and took part in the 1959 Tibet operation.

 Airmen walk in formation prior to a combat drill with H-6K bombers. Twelve H-6K bombers assigned to a division of the PLA Air Force recently conducted a long haul flight from the hinterland of China's central Shaanxi Plain to a certain area to carry out military training, according to the official social media account of the Chinese PLA Air Force on the Sina Weibo, March 27, 2018. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Yang Ruikang)

Historical photos for the 60th anniversary of the PLAAF.


A rare photo of the Tu-4 "Bull" bomber (Soviet's B-29 copy) of PLAAF's 4th Independent Regiment , 10 were "given" by Stalin for Mao's birthday in 1953

No Bull! It is a Chinese AWAC!


jason toms said...

Great historical photos. Is that Tu-4 AWACS for real?

Coatepeque said...

Yes it is real. That said, the PLAAF was not happy with its performance and soon abandoned the project. You can find it at the Beijing Aviation Museum today