LT-2 Laser Guided Bomb


Date:2017-01-15 Source:Internet By:Globalmil Viewed:

LT-2 laser guided bomb carried under the wing of a Q-5 attacker
PLAAF ground crew loading a LT-2 LGB onto a JH-7 fighter-bomber 
via Chinese Internet 
LT-2激光制导炸弹在一架Q-5攻击机的机翼下携带 经由中国英特网

The LeiTing-2 (LT-2, LeiTing = “Thunder”) is the first Chinese domestically built laser guided bomb (LGB) that has entered operational service with the PLA. First revealed to the public in October 2006, the LT-2 bears a great deal of similarity to the Russian KAB-500L in appearance, suggesting that it may be a licensed or reverse-engineered copy of the Russian design. The 500kg bomb can be carried by a range of aircraft including JH-7, Q-5, FC-1, J-8B, and J-10. The weapon entered the PLA service in 2003/04. 

(top) an early design of the Chinese indigenous LGB; (bottom) finalised design of the LT-2 LGB 
via Chinese Internet 
(上部)中国本国LGB的一个早期设计;(下部)定型设计的LT-2 LGB 经由中国英特网
China has been developing the LGB technology since the late 1980s, but with no known success before the introduction of the LT-2. Initially the Chinese LGB development used the U.S. design as a prototype. In the early 1990s China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO) revealed a LGB similar to the U.S. Paveway-II in appearance. The bomb features a laser guidance kit at the front end of the weapon; four front guidance fins (canards) which react to signals from the laser guidance kit and steer the weapon to the target, and four larger stabilising fins at rear.

Chinese engineer working on the LT-2's guidance system 
via Chinese Internet 
PLAAF地面人员在一架JH-7战斗轰炸机之上挂载LT-2 LGB 经由中国英特网
Development of the LGB accelerated after 2000 with Russian assistance. A full scale mockup of the Xi’an Aircraft Industry Corporation JH-7A fighter-bomber revealed in early 2002 featured an unknown model LGB. The fighter-bomber could guide the weapon using its own onboard laser targeting pod (self-designation). China has also  developed a range of laser targeting pods to be carried by combat aircraft for weapon guidance. An early design known as “Blue Sky” introduced in the late 1990s appeared to be similar to the U.S. LANTIRN navigation and targeting pod.
The LT-2 uses a semi-active laser guidance system, which requires a laser designator to “illuminate” the target for the weapon. The LT-2 could be guided by a laser targeting pod either carried by the same aircraft or onboard another aircraft. Alternatively it could also be guided by a land-based laser designator operated by the ground crew. The operational range is 15km for the airborne laser targeting pod and 7km for the land-based laser designator. The accuracy is estimated to be around 6.5m CEP.

Chinese indigenous laser targeting pod
Chinese indigenous laser targeting pod 
via Chinese Internet 
中国本国的激光瞄准吊舱 经由中国英特网

Chinese engineer working on the LT-2's guidance system
Chinese engineer working on the LT-2's guidance system 
via Chinese Internet 
中国工程师在LT-2引导系统上的工作 经由中国英特网
Launch weight: 564kg
Length: 3530mm
Diameter: 377mm
Wingspan: 950mm
Warhead: N/A
Range: >10km
Guidance: Laser
Accuracy: 6.5m CEP

发射重量: 564 公斤
长度: 3530 毫米
直径: 377 毫米
翼展: 950 毫米
弹头: N/A
射程: >10 公里
制导: 激光
精度: 6.5 米 圆概率误差(CEP)

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