Xi’an HY-6

The HY-6 (HY = Hong You, or Bomber-Tanker) is an aerial refuelling tanker aircraft developed by XAC based on the airframe of the H-6 (Tu-16) medium bomber. The PLA has been operating a small number of the HY-6 since the mid-1990s. The tanker can refuel the Shenyang J-8II and Chengdu J-10, but not the Sukhoi Su-30/35 ‘Flanker’ or Shenyang J-15/16 ‘Sino-Flanker’.

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