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H-5 (Hongzhaji-5) light bomber

Country of Origin: China


The H-5 is a Chinese adaptation of the Il-28 Beagle (see separate record), a twin-engine light bomber that was mass-produced by the former Soviet Union. It is also used as a maritime strike and trainer aircraft.

The bomber has a crew of three, consisting of a pilot, navigator/bombardier and radio operator/gunner.

About 40 percent of the airframe was extensively modified from the baseline Il-28 design, including a redesigned wing and a tail section based on the H-6 (see separate...

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