Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
H-6 - Initial Production Model; dedicated bomber platform.
H-6A - Dedicated Nuclear Bomber
H-6B - Dedicated Reconnaissance Platform
H-6C (H-6III) - Base Bomber Platform with improved countermeasures suite.
H-6III - Initial Designation for H-6C bomber.
H-6D (H-6IV) - Anti-Ship Missile Platform; radome installed under nose; 2 x C-601 missiles.
H-6IV - Initial Designation of H-6D model.
H-6E - Strategic Nuclear Bomber; improved countermeasures suite.
H-6F - Upgraded H-6A and H-6C production models; new inertial guidance system; GPS receiver; doppler navigation radar.
H-6G - Cruise Missile Guidance Platform; sans defensive armament and bomb bay.
H-6H - Cruise Missile Carrier; sans defensive armament and bomb bay.
H-6M - Cruise Missile Carrier; sans defensive armament and bomb bay; fitted with terrain-following radar; four underwing external hardpoints.
HD-6 - Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) Platform; solid nose assembly; additional countermeasures equipment.
H-6K - Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) Platform; fitted with improved D-30KP turbofan engines; revised intake openings; revised internal crew areas; nose radome.
HY-6 - Initial In-flight Refueling Production Model.
HY-6U - Revised HY-6 tanker production model; fitted with PV-23 fire control system.
H-6U - Alternative designation for HY-6U tanker.
HY-6D - Tanker Aircraft; coverted from H-6D production models; solid metal nose assembly; PV-23 fire control system.
HY-6DU - Tanker Aircraft; based on the HY-6D; PV-23 fire control system.
H-6DU - Alternative Designation for HY-6DU.
B-6D - Export Model of the H-6D
H-6I - Fitted with 4 x Rolls-Royce Spey Mk 512 turbofan engines; increased range.
H-8I - Improved Strategic Bomber; no produced.
H-8II - Improved Strategic Bomber; none produced.