Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby sovietjet on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 5:40 am

Several months ago I took photos of some H-6 bombers landing at their base. There was lots of flying activity and I also got lucky with the weather and more importantly, the smog :smile: . Unfortunately there is no variation in the angles of the photos. I've always wanted to see and hear a Tu-16 but since those are long gone the H-6 is the only way.

These H-6H are just like the Tu-16, down to the engines. Still running straight pipe turbojets and all. The noise is incredible.

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The other modification I saw is the H-6K which has just entered service in the past few years. It's basically a fully upgraded and re-engined H-6. The engines are D-30s just like on the Il-76/Tu-154M/Il-62M etc... surely it doesn't have the same charm as the original version of the plane.

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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby Jetnoise on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 6:41 am

Absolutely brilliant Ivan - thanks for sharing these.
I was totally unaware of the new version - but it doesn't look as good as the original to me - you can't beat a good bit of glazing!

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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby LennyL on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 7:18 am

Terrific stuff indeed...

Just wondering where these were taken - Anqing or Nanjiang/Dajiaochang?

Wherever it was, you got aircraft from two different units... The H-6Hs are assigned to the 29th Air Regiment at Nanjiang, while the H-6Ks are with the 28th Air Regiment at Anqing. Both outfits are part of the 10th Bomber Division.

Very, very nice...

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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby nellis6 on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 7:59 am

They are awesome Ivan. :rock: What were the circumstances like when you were photographing these beauties? Did you not have any problems with security or were you just very discreet?
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby Wissam24 on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 8:35 am

Incredible stuff, thank you!
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby Pat Murphy on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 8:49 am

Right, that's the Guests breakfasts sorted, now what's on Modern mil today...Northolt....Northolt.......More Northolt.....bit of Lakenheath...........

Chinese H6's!!!!

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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby IanH on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 8:56 am

Fantastic. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby capercaillie on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 9:27 am

Wow :drool:

Those "new" versions are very Gerry Anderson-esque. Could we badger you for a few more. :clap:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby Wes_Howes on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 9:43 am

A great start to the day :clap: fantastic post! :worship:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby st24 on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 10:17 am

Amazing to see these, great stuff... :clap:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby Maisie on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 10:38 am

Fantastic, it's on my bucket list to go to China and see these, flying or static!! Thanks for sharing. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby eng3 on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 11:40 am

Hi, superb :clap: :clap: :clap: . Mind you, thought maybe 20 years solitary for taking those, times have thankfully changed...Michael :smile:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby bigcrow on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 12:20 pm

Wow!!! Incredibly rare & I would imagine very risky in getting the images..?
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 12:43 pm

oooo dribble dribble :-)
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby KyleG on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 7:55 pm

Awesome post, would absolutely love to see one in the flesh :drool: :drool:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby Arno 01 on Sat 14 Mar 2015, 8:50 am

Very nice, as rare as it gets. Thanks for posting :clap: :clap: :ninja:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby Melchior on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 11:20 pm

Great catches!
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby Stagger2 on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 12:32 pm

Superb images of rare aircraft! I'm enjoying flicking between shots 2 & 3 to spot the difference. (List of similarities would be shorter??)
For bagging these you surely have "cojones grandes." :worship:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby CH79 on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 1:26 pm

Superb shots of a fascinating type - nicely done! :clap:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby paullangford on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 6:54 pm

Excellent catch, lovely photos...........did you invite them to RIAT ? :smile:
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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby MUSTANG on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 7:22 pm

Excellent post....something you do not see every day :clap:

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Re: Chinese H-6 bombers (Tupolev Tu-16)

Postby sovietjet on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 8:18 pm

Thank you everyone for the comments. To the people that asked questions, check your PMs :smile:
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