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#21 JasonJ

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 0352 AM

DF-17

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 0407 AM

Some new missile. An article about it was posted in the water dragon thread.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 0424 AM

I looks like there are attachment points on those drone aircraft. H-6N?

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 0431 AM

I looks like there are attachment points on those drone aircraft. H-6N?

 

Good eye, I haven't made much thought about those little bumps.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 0432 AM

Thats an odd one isnt it? If its going to be aircraft launched, why give it an undercart at all? You could land it via parachute and save a lot of space and weight. Unless there is some kind of mission compartment you can swap over?


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 1600 PM

Thats an odd one isnt it? If its going to be aircraft launched, why give it an undercart at all? You could land it via parachute and save a lot of space and weight. Unless there is some kind of mission compartment you can swap over?

 

From that single picture it isn't clear to me that it has landing gear. The forward mount seems to just cradle the fuselage. The original thought a year ago was that the new variant of the H-6 would carry DF-21, but that load would hit the upper limit of its payload capacity while creating a large amount of drag. Perhaps a smaller missile or that drone is the intended payload instead?


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 1706 PM

There may be an element of Iranian-esque intentional misrepresentation of features for public display at play, particularly as Beijing knows that the world will be examining 50MP res photographs of anything it paraded the day before.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 1804 PM

It seems highly unlikely everything displayed was in service or even an operational demonstrator.
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Posted 03 October 2019 - 1918 PM

It seems highly unlikely everything displayed was in service or even an operational demonstrator.


Its quite possible. Although long term confidence in the CCP is linked with expectation that what PRC develops results in something that can serve with actual results. The military stuff is part of what the PRC government has recently termed as "military diplomacy". If it comes 5 years from now and everything on show gets the impression of having been empty shells, then the CCP can get hit for damaging the confidence of the people. In the end, many of the things that the PRC has shown that it will develop has been developed. So if some of the things are still not at operational level, I don't find it unreasonable to consider that most of it is on track to reach operational status in service not too long from now.

One thought I had is that with the Olympics in both 2020 and 2022 to be hosted by Japan and China respectively coming up and the HK situation, the CCP may have wanted to frontload showing off their stuff with the 70th anniversary of the PRC. And then maybe tone it down for the next three years and just quietly develop like usual. So then when it comes to 2023/2024 maybe they'll be boisterous again to further try to make impression of being the number one power in Asia (consequently meaning the US losing more in the balance of power).
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Posted 03 October 2019 - 2019 PM

It seems highly unlikely everything displayed was in service or even an operational demonstrator.


What they want their own to see as much if not more than they want others to in various ways.
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 0726 AM

DF-17 looking launch teaser.

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 1912 PM

nm, was old.

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