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New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« on: November 16, 2011, 09:01:56 am »
Not 100% sure but with a MAD-boom, a weapons-bay and a large serach radar ... I would say that's the long rumoured Y-8GX-6 ASW.

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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 09:24:28 am »
And what looks like a weapons bay. There seems to be more than one thus configured aircraft there. Something odd about the third photo with the aircraft nearest the camera, the boom/radome thing does not look right.
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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 09:54:10 am »
IMO itt has no boom ... more a radome as the Y-8W / KJ-200 has but without the dorsal radar-array.
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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 10:21:08 am »
IMO itt has no boom ... more a radome as the Y-8W / KJ-200 has but without the dorsal radar-array.


Like I say, the whole thing does not look right, and it does not seem to match any other variant if you look closely.

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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 10:29:38 am »
So You propose yet another unidentified version or a fake !??
Maybe the GX-8 ?? ... but this one has a rear-side array  http://cnair.top81.cn/surveillance/GX-8a.jpg
Edit: Couldn't be ... seems to have a rear-loading ramp (so could be Y-9) but why that strange rear-faing radome ?? :-\
Really strange ???
 
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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 11:45:42 am »
Perhaps the MAD boom can retract?

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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011, 12:33:02 pm »
If it is not made of rubber ! I don't think so.
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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 12:50:28 pm »
There is something slightly CGI looking about the MAD boom and weapons bay door that makes me a bit suspicious.
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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 01:01:15 pm »
I had a similar bad feeling but if You look at the original large photos I think they were shot right out of a driving car ...

http://top81.jschina.com.cn/top81bbs/thread.php?cid=1&rootid=3504389&id=3504389

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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011, 01:31:08 pm »
It looks like most of the photo's are gone.

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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2011, 01:40:51 pm »
It looks like most of the photo's are gone.

Yepp ... but is the link o.k. for You ?
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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2011, 02:04:53 pm »
If they are CGI then they are amongst the best I have seen. It is the radome a the rear of the front aircraft in the third picture that is concerning me- it just does not seem to fit onto that aircraft- it almost seems like its immediately behind the fuselage rather than coming out of the rear of the aircraft.

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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2011, 05:05:36 pm »
The entire aft fuselage of the front plane in the third photo looks different.  It look more than that on a c-130 with a rear cargo door.   The asw version seems to have a faired in rear.

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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2011, 05:25:29 pm »
Yes, the larger shots look more convincing.
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Re: New Chinese sub-hunter - Y-8ASW version unveiled !??
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2011, 10:27:57 pm »
Here's another shot of that version ... I would say a rear-loading ramp + strange radar of a new version !  :o
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