China Set To Unveil New, Long Range Stealth Bomber That Could Reach Mainland US

As the war of words over the Coronavirus between the US and China continues to heat up, China has now upped the ante and is set to unveil a brand new, long range, stealth bomber which could potentially reach the US West Coast.

As The Sun reports:

And now, observers say the Xian H-20 could make its first public appearance at this year’s Zhuhai Airshow in November, as long as the Covid-19 pandemic remains contained.

The Xi’an Aviation Industrial Corporation went so far as to release a promotional video in May 2018 that parodied Northrop Grumman’s own Superbowl ad for the B-21 Raider. The H-20 is rumoured to be similar in size and general layout to the B-21, but there are no confirmed images of the nuclear-capable aircraft.

The H-20 reportedly has four non-afterburning WS-10A Taihang turbofan engines sunk into the top of the wing surface with inlets that are in an S-shaped saw-toothed configuration to minimise radar visibility…

With an operational rage of 12,000 m (about 7500 miles) the Xian H-20 could potentially change the balance of military power in the Pacific theatre.

Will the coming unveiling be merely a bluff for unproven technology on China’s part, or does it signal a significant new stage in China’s threat to the US?

 

 

 

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