There are very few countries in the world with strategic bombers. Like having nuclear weapons, they are completely a symbol of the status of a major country. Out of strategic needs, China, the United States and Russia are currently the three main endorsements.
As the leading aviation powers and the superpower of the world, the United States and Russia leading in strategic bomber technology. There are B-52/B1/B-2A and Tu-95/22M/160, all in terms of quantity and performance are well-matched and unshakable. On the other hand, China can only occupy the second echelon. After all, the equipment models are limited and there are only various modifications from the Tu-16 H-6K/J/N. Among them, the H-6N has air-refueling capability and is barely a half strategic bomber.
Let’s directly come to a comparison chart. From the side view, the B-2 looks small due to the stealth design requirements. In fact, currently, the smallest strategic bomber is the H-6. The development and service time of the H-6 and the B-52 is similar, and everyone can be regarded as a contemporaneous product, but a comprehensive comparison of the load range and other aspects of a B-52 is approximately equal to three H-6s. The US preparing to give B-52 a major upgrade. Let us see how strong and good this model that will be in service for a hundred years.