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Nuclear-Capable Attack Aircraft

Overview

Aircraft Soviet
Designation
Western
Designation
Combat
Radius
Payload Speed Inventory Contractor
  Tu-4 Bull 2,400 km 3,000 kg 558 km/h 15*  
H-5 Il-28 Beagle 1200 km 3,000 kg 900 km/h 20 Harbin
H-6 Tu-16 Badger 5,900 km kg   120 Xian
  Tu-22M Backfire 4,000 km kg   0 --
H-9 NA   ?? km ?? kg   0 ??
Q-5   Fantan 600 km 1,000 kg Mach 1.12 30? Nanchang
J-11 Su-27 Flanker 1,500 km 8,000 kg Mach 2.0 46+ Shenyang
YJ-22   LACM 1,000 km? 1,000 kg?   0 Hai Yang

*Tu-4s are solely used for limited training and research. The Tu-4 is not an operational weapons delivery system.

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