China's transport, tanker & heavy lift aircraft

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    Beautiful ! Both have good looks

    I would now like to see line up for both Y-9 and Y-20 on the same runway

    20 x Y-20 on one side and 30 x Y-9 on the other

    China make it happen I am waiting
     
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    More high-resolution photos of Y-20 from Zhuhai...

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    Tankers...

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    Y-20 is based on IL-76? they look so similar here
     
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    Same missions dictate similar features and size. Same for the C17. Or An125 and C5
     
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    The fuselage cross section is larger/wider than Il-76, and wing design, landing gear are also very different.

    Overall Y-20 of course shares a similar configuration to Il-76, C-17, C-2, KC-390, A400M, and even C-141 (among others).
    The most similar aspect of Y-20 to Il-76 seems to be Y-20's rear ramp and door design, which may have been chosen to improve interoperability and familiarity for loading/reloading the two aircraft types.
     
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    The flap system and general wing planform are also very similar, though in other respects (supercritical airfoil section) the Y-20 wing is much more modern.
     
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    How can you tell relative performance of the airfoil sections when neither are known?
     
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