China's transport, tanker & heavy lift aircraft

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    Are we finslly going to see a WS20 fitted on. It has been a long tine since we heard anything about this engine.
     
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    Generally spoken, Yes, but IMO these are only two more regular Y-20As but anyway I cannot wait to see it.
     
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    Re-posting some lost high-res images from Zhuhai...

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    woww, so almost 60 units identified (from serial number), how many been produced? anybody? 100?
     
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    You mean the Y-9??
    Why do you think so? IMO highly unlikely.

    The serial number represents only a tactical number, not a construction one.
     
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    Definitely not 60

    And definitely not 100

    More like 30+
     
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    A fairly clean image...

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    And a satellite update...
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    February this year we have a satellite photo of 9 Y20 outside the factory, if this picture is very recent, then probably at least 22 Y20 have been rolled out. Plus the confirmed 7 Y20 already in service, that would be a total of 29 Y20 rolled out from the factory.

    This figure is based on assumption that the 9 Y20 sighted outside the factory in February have been delivered to PLAAF.
     
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    There are even 13 Y-20As visible, which alone is half a regiment. So I think we can easily expect a second unit sono to receive that Type.
     
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