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Chinese Stealth bomber program - XAC H-X (H-20)

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nothing more than own CCTV7 digital art staff efforts...


Indeed, just another teaser to keep up the excitement most of all for the own audience. In fact I would be most surprised if we would see the H-20 this year already.

Anyway, this was spotted yesterday too and even if I don't think it is related to the H-20, Huitong thinks the one in the lower right corner "could" be the H-20's shape....

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This set of imagery is allegedly from the latest (right now) issue of the corporate magazine of the Chinese national aircraft manufacturer AVIC.


If anyone knows more, etc. please post evaluations of these.
 

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RumoRS were strong enough that at last Zhuhai Air Show the H20 be revealed.

Also the question begs whether the H20 or B-21 be revealed first?

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This set of imagery is allegedly from the latest (right now) issue of the corporate magazine of the Chinese national aircraft manufacturer AVIC.


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Interesting, they sure do love their extra control surfaces.
 

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This set of imagery is allegedly from the latest (right now) issue of the corporate magazine of the Chinese national aircraft manufacturer AVIC.


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a).This is not from "AVIC corporate magazine".
It's like claiming that PopMech is "LM corporate magazine".
b). BS concept, perfectly fulfilled.
 

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Grigori,

If this is not from AVIC magazine, what is it from? Do you know?

The name of the magazine is called modern weaponry.
There are multiple such magazines/publications in China that cover general military matters, but none of them have the clearance to know, let alone publish, sensitive material, and the true design of H-20 at this stage most certainly is considered "sensitive material".

Many of these magazines will publish graphics and drawings and cutaways of ships, aircraft, and make educated guesses about what upcoming ships or aircraft or hardware may look like.
However they remain only educated guesses at best, and should never be assumed to reflect any sort of official disclosure.


e.g.: this was the cover of a modern weaponry issue in 2010 before J-20 came out, and it was their own guess about what the J-XX would look like.


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Grigori,

If this is not from AVIC magazine, what is it from? Do you know?

The name of the magazine is called modern weaponry.
There are multiple such magazines/publications in China that cover general military matters, but none of them have the clearance to know, let alone publish, sensitive material, and the true design of H-20 at this stage most certainly is considered "sensitive material".

Many of these magazines will publish graphics and drawings and cutaways of ships, aircraft, and make educated guesses about what upcoming ships or aircraft or hardware may look like.
However they remain only educated guesses at best, and should never be assumed to reflect any sort of official disclosure.


e.g.: this was the cover of a modern weaponry issue in 2010 before J-20 came out, and it was their own guess about what the J-XX would look like.


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I can’t but notice how they put a J-10 styled air intake on the aircraft on the front cover and how it compares with the actual J-20 design.
 

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Grigori,

If this is not from AVIC magazine, what is it from? Do you know?

The name of the magazine is called modern weaponry.
There are multiple such magazines/publications in China that cover general military matters, but none of them have the clearance to know, let alone publish, sensitive material, and the true design of H-20 at this stage most certainly is considered "sensitive material".

Many of these magazines will publish graphics and drawings and cutaways of ships, aircraft, and make educated guesses about what upcoming ships or aircraft or hardware may look like.
However they remain only educated guesses at best, and should never be assumed to reflect any sort of official disclosure.


e.g.: this was the cover of a modern weaponry issue in 2010 before J-20 came out, and it was their own guess about what the J-XX would look like.


View attachment 657667

I can’t but notice how they put a J-10 styled air intake on the aircraft on the front cover and how it compares with the actual J-20 design.

Among many other differences between it and the real thing (engine spacing, fuselage/wing blend and geometry, weapons bay configuration, canard/wing relationship etc).

Like I said, educated guesses at best.
 

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The fact that they don't mention the fact it was a major defence contractor's in-house magazine is interesting though.
 

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I must learn to sort out what is fake news and what is real news, these days it is almost too hard to do, the initial so called report had me excited thinking that the H-20 was being revealed.
 

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Modern Weaponry is Norinco's in-house magazine though, for what ever that is worth.

Worth little to nothing, heavily weighted to nothing.
I don't recall in my 14 years of PLA watching, of any instance where the design of a new major big ticket system being revealed via any of those defense magazines like Modern Weaponry or Naval and Merchant ships etc.



I must learn to sort out what is fake news and what is real news, these days it is almost too hard to do, the initial so called report had me excited thinking that the H-20 was being revealed.

Basically, take it as a given that anything as big ticket as H-20 (or a new carrier class or new destroyer, frigate, or amphibious assault ship class, or new fighter type etc), won't be revealed via a magazine or a TV show.
Most of them are non-official educated guesses at best.
That goes for cutaway drawings as well.

It doesn't help that most reporting on the PLA in English language media are by people who don't know how to recognize what is serious and what isn't.
 

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It's like discovering a big reveal of the Northrop Grumman B-21 in a magazine affiliated to General Dynamics Land Systems.
 
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