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Originally posted by jordan_c_fan at 2010-6-26 00:08
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The 歼6 or  殲six  are retiring because their pilots are sick and tired of them.
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The J-6's has long since been in retirement. Going back to 2004, it was published in the net that China's last J-6 plants has finally shut its doors because Pakistan officially retired its J-6 [Size=-4](China started supplying Pakistan with its latest of J-7's, the G series, because an imminent war was about to break out between Pakistan and India) for the more superior J-7G hence making it unecessry to continue production of the J-6 series because it was already and essentially an export item. The J-7G, K-8, and the A-5 proved more popular amongst African and South Asian nations (China's primary export countries for fighter jets).  The J-6's and early model J-7's in China had long since been converted into either target drones, UAV's, speculations abound, at one point, some sources have suggested it was even converted into a sort of cruise missile-like weapon.
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The aircraft are retiring because they'reno longer viable in current projected threat environments and would merely be targets and deathtraps for the pilots. Maybe, the newer ones can be based up in Liaoning and Jilin across the border  to NK, but the older ones are just targets given todays warplane tech and fighter pilots aren't cheap!

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Post time 2010-7-18 11:03:03 |Display all floors
Originally posted by exportedkiwi at 2010-7-17 17:45
The aircraft are retiring because they'reno longer viable in current projected threat environments and would merely be targets and deathtraps for the pilots. Maybe, the newer ones can be based up i ...


Look, you Guys might not know it, but to many a Chinese military enthusiast as myself, it's a well known fact that the J-6 has practically been written off as the backbone of China's air defense since the late 80's and 90's.

Newer J-7 series and J-8's, coupled with the nuke-dedicated Q-5 served as the hub of China's air defenses ever since late 90's and better half of the decade following the new millennium.  

The reason the J-7 & 8 have taken over rein from the J-6 is because both the J-7 and the J-8 maxes out @ better than twice the speed of sound (Mach 2.2 and Mach 2.4 respective) which are essential in dealing with the speed of America's F-4 and the hot out of the oven teen series of fighters and, Russia MiG-23/27 class of fighters.

Older aircafts such as J-5 (MiG-15/17) and J-6's are essentially stationed in the Qinghai/Xinjiang region only because these regions are inaccessable to MiG-23 and Su-27's because the Himalayas, the Taklamaktans, and the Gobi served as a natural range barrier against intruders.

From there (90's) onwards, like some of the older J-7's of the present, the J-6's are either utilized as target drones for combat practices or, modified into intelligence gathering UAV's, or crude cruise missiles, or... as training platforms for rookies to accumalate flight hours and experiences,

I guess why they officially announced the retirement of the -6 now is because it (J-6) is not a winning proposition anymore [income generating wise] because soon after the inauguration of Pakistan's JF-17, Pakistan, which is China's principle exporter for J-6's, announced that the J-6 will be retired from the PAF and that means no more orders for J-6.  Africa, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Egypt, China's other arms exporters, all fancies K-8's and J-7's.

Flash: http://club.mil.news.sina.com.cn/viewthread.php?tid=238280

It's like the VW Beatle. You don't have a big enough of a market to support the plant, the plant and its product ceases operation.


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