Friday, May 06, 2011

First in service photo of H-6K, "god of war, with a small g"

It appears that the PLAAF's latest ALCM carrier, the H-6K, has finally entered service with the 8th Bomber Division.  Each H-6K is powered by a pair of Russian D-30KP-2 designed to carry up to 6 CL-10 ALCM, a major improvement over the older M model.

Yup, old Tu-16s never die, they just become ALCM carriers.

On a related news, the fifth batch of 11 D-30-KP-2 engines was delivered on March 25th.




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