I am writing this article mainly to prove that JH7A has the ability to mount and use these weapons.
I don’t expect to add all of these weapons in next update, I just hope that the weapons equipped for JH7A in War Thunder are worth the BR it is located in.
Of course, I will also express my attitude towards whether to add these weapons. So let’s start.
The GB guided bomb series
The GB series guided bombs, also known as TIANGE series guided bombs were launched by Harbin Jiancheng Group Co., Ltd. The entire series covers 25 kg, 50 kg, 100 kg, 250 kg, 500 kg, and 1000 kg levels.
There are four laser guidance modes, namely the first generation laser beacon seeker, the second generation using gyroscope stabilization system and proportional guidance law, the third generation seeker with scanning, preset, and automatic tracking functions, and the fourth generation adding GPS/INS guidance on top of the third generation.
JH7A carries GB500(GB1), GB1000(GB5). And an unknown model of glide guided bomb, possibly GB2A.
The hanger under the wing tip of JH7A can also carry guided bomb.
The GB series guided bombs have more advanced guidance methods, and the LS-500J equipped with Q-5L does not have the IOG.
so it is necessary to add a new type of guided bomb to the JH7A in BR 11.7.
JH7A can indeed use PL12, It’s just that JH7A rarely has the opportunity to use PL12.
The main tasks of JH7A are ground strike and anti ship operations, and they do not actively participate in air combat.
Therefore, they usually use large inventory PL5 and PL8 for self-defense. This does not mean that JH7A cannot use pl12.
Although JH7A can use PL12, But I do not think it is necessary to add PL12 to JH7A at the moment.
JH7A was not originally used for air combat, and if the BR of JH7A needs to increase in the future, it can be given.
Air to ground missiles and anti-ship missiles
The last thing to talk about is the JH7A’s air to ground missiles and anti-ship missiles.
The main anti ship missiles used by JH7A are YJ83K, as well as YJ91 anti radiation/anti ship missiles.
But anti-ship missiles are currently of little use in WarThunder, so let’s not talk about this now.
The most important are air to ground missiles: KD88 and kh29T.
The KD88 is developed from the YJ83 anti-ship missile and adopts a conventional aerodynamic layout.
The four leading edge swept tangential triangular wings in the middle of the missile body and the rudder surface at the rear of the missile body are in an X-shaped configuration.
It uses a turbojet engine and has a maximum range of up to 180 kilometers, but compared to the YJ83, the inlet changes are greater.
In 1999, China purchased the Su30MKK customized by Russia according to China’s requirements, and together they purchased many Russian made ammunition, including the KH29T.
Later, with the large-scale service of JH7A, PLA made improvements to JH7A’s adaptability to Russian made ammunition, allowing JH7A to use these inventory of Russian made ammunition.
Considering the relatively long range of the KD88, it can already be considered as a Standoff strike weapon, so it is not suitable to join at the moment.
But KH29T can be completely added to JH7A, and It already exists in the game. JH7A can carry four KH29T air-to-ground missiles.
I think as a fighter bomber in BR11.7 only guided bombs can be used is not worth. So I hope Gaijin can add KH29T to JH7A.