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Monday, September 28th 2009, 11:36pm

Shanxi Aircraft Ltd. SH-15

Shanxi Aircraft Ltd. SH-15
Medium Bomber

The development of SH-15 goes back to a tender of the chinese army weapons office in 1936.
The flight tests showed the usefulness of the aircraft for military use as a medium bomber.

This aircraft is also for the export market available.

General characteristics

2x 1,700hp R-2600-9-2 radial pistons (E.W.I.L.)

Speed / ceiling / range:
Maximum speed: 520 km/h
Cruise Speed: 410 km/h
Range: 3,200 km
Service ceiling: 9,500 m

Length: 17.60 m (57 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 22.5 m (73 ft 9¾ in)
Height: 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 63 m² (673.15 ft²)
Gross weight: 12,000 kg (26,455 lb) each

3 × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) machine guns in a dorsal turret, ventral position and starboard wing root
2 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns from lateral fuselage hatches

6 × 250 kg bombs

4 men

... any comments ?


Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 5:13pm

hell ...great!!!

Nice deawing well done!
IMHO it's a nice middle bomber for the era!


Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 5:19pm

Nothing in the nose turret?


Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 5:41pm


according to the drawing i think the armament has to be changed ;)

12.7mm machine gun in dorsal turret
12.7mm machine gun in ventral position
12.7mm machine gun in front turret (above nose)
7.7 mm machine guns from lateral fuselage hatches (one each side)

better ??