China CH-6: From September 28 to October 3, during China’s big international airshow in Zhuhai city, south China’s Guangdong Province, the developers will display plenty of exciting aircraft models.
One of them is China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation’s Cai Hong (Rainbow) 6, better known as the CH-6. The CH-6 is a large, high-altitude, high-speed, long-endurance, multi-purpose unmanned aircraft system.
#Zhuhai2021 A part le #drone CH-6, les missiles mis en container qui se trouvent à l’arrière plan sont tout aussi intéressants.— East Pendulum (@HenriKenhmann) September 24, 2021
Possible que ce soit le missile Sol-Sol WS-600L, déjà présent au dernier salon en 2018. pic.twitter.com/FJsLeHggXJ
The high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned system is designed for intelligence gathering, support, and strike roles. Also, the device is distinguished by great flight range and carrying capacity.
Another set of photos of the ?? reconnaissance & strike CASC Rainbow CH-6 (Cai Hong) UAV in Zhuhai 2021 with different ammunitions pic.twitter.com/EokHXg04vQ— Jesus Roman (@jesusfroman) September 24, 2021
The CH-6 UAV’s parameters include maximum takeoff weight of 7.8 tons, maximum load capacity of 300 kg (reconnaissance type) or 2 tons (reconnaissance-attack type), fuel capacity of 3.42 tons (reconnaissance type) or 1.72 tons (reconnaissance-attack type), overall length of 15 meters, wingspan of 20.5 meters, height of 5 meters, maximum level flight speed of 800 km/h, cruise speed of 500 km/h to 700 km/h, cruise altitude of 10 km, ceiling of 12 km, a maximum endurance of 20 hours (reconnaissance type) or 8 hours (reconnaissance-attack type), a maximum range of 12,000 km (reconnaissance type) or 4,500 km (reconnaissance-attack type), a maximum climb rate of 20 m/s, and an operating radius (apparent) of 300 km.
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