There will be many exciting planes to be shown on China’s big international air show in Zhuhai from September 28 to October 3 and we are already seeing Cai Hong (Rainbow) 6 of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, CH-6.
According to China-Arms.comwho claims to have all the basic facts about the new jet drone, “CH-6 is a high, altitude, high speed, long-lasting multifunctional unmanned system. It adopts a conventional aerodynamic position with a large ratio of strings and strings, with the exceptional advantages of high flight altitude, high load capacity, long endurance and long distances, high system reliability and load scalability. “
This is exciting news, as so far we have only seen models and low-quality visualizations of the jet. The new drone looks something like CH-5, the only difference is that it has a high T-tail setting and its medium long wings are swept.
It boasts a maximum take-off weight of 7.8 tonnes and a maximum payload of 300 kg (661 lbs) (reconnaissance configuration) or 2 tonnes (reconnaissance-attack configuration) and also has a fuel capacity of 3 , 42 tons (reconnaissance configuration) or 1.72 tons (reconnaissance-attack configuration).
Its total length is 49 feet (15 meters), its wingspan is 67 feet (20.5 meters) and its height is 16 feet (5 meters). It can reach a top speed of 497 mph (800 km / h), cruising speeds of 310 mph to 500 km / h (500 km / h to 700 km / h), a cruising altitude of 10 km, 12 km ceiling, maximum endurance of 20 hours (reconnaissance configuration) or 8 hours (reconnaissance-attack configuration), maximum range of 12,000 km (reconnaissance configuration) or 4500 miles (4500 miles) reconnaissance-attack configuration), maximum speed climb 65 feet / sec (20 m / sec) and a working radius (visible) of 300 km.
He is one of the Chinese the largest UAVs in terms of takeoff weight and can mount various cargoes such as electronic reconnaissance and air-to-ground missiles. It can also be used as a long-term air stationary platform.