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Chinese Y-7 AWACS and KJ-600 AWACS
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:03:10 pm »
I've been looking at these two online. The Y-7 AWACS is clearly a modified Y-7, of course. However, nearly everything I see on the KJ-600 is either an E-2 Hawkeye with Chinese markings photo-shopped or drawings showing a near or direct copy of an E-2. I'm not sure what might be real or not so I'm curious about your thoughts on the KJ-600. Is it indeed a copy or expected to be a copy of the E-2 or is it just all of the internet propaganda is hung up on it being an E-2 clone? Thanks!

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Re: Chinese Y-7 AWACS and KJ-600 AWACS
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 04:09:10 am »
Hi Famvburg,

I think that,I sent it in this forum,but where ?.

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Re: Chinese Y-7 AWACS and KJ-600 AWACS
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 12:55:29 pm »
The KJ-600 has not been photographed, and is mostly likely not actual hardware yet.

What has been seen is the Y-7 AWACS demonstrator JZY-01, a mockup of an AWACS design on the concrete 'aircraft carrier', and a model of what looks like an E-2 on the desk of people involved in another AWACS project.

https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/kj-600-chinese-carrier-capable-aew-developments-news-progress.t8101/
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Re: Chinese Y-7 AWACS and KJ-600 AWACS
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 01:02:00 pm »
This recentish CGI from a Chinese magazine is of unknown authenticity. Looks broadly consistent with the mockup.

The program exists, to what extent its a modified Y-7 or a new airframe is uncertain.
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Re: Chinese Y-7 AWACS and KJ-600 AWACS
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 01:09:22 pm »
The overhead satellite photo shows the mockup to be shorter than the Su-27 type nearby, which means either its not full size or its not Y-7 based. Its much closer to the E-2 in size.
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Re: Chinese Y-7 AWACS and KJ-600 AWACS
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 11:00:54 pm »
The China aviation museum has a chinese Tu-4 with TV-2F 5000 hp turboprops and an AWACS radome on top of that.
Was that aircraft story ever known ? has it been discussed on this forum ?
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Re: Chinese Y-7 AWACS and KJ-600 AWACS
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 01:13:04 am »
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Re: Chinese Y-7 AWACS and KJ-600 AWACS
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 11:21:45 am »
The giant kong, yes (runs for cover). Thank you for the links.  ;D
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