China's transport, tanker & heavy lift aircraft

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    Planform...
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    On the wings of Icarus...
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    @by78

    I think so far I missed to do so, but I want to thank you for your endless efforts in collecting and posting these great images.

    Thanks my friend. :rolleyes:
     
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    Amazing pics!! @by78

    Thank you for posting
     
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    Why is this front door so massive while the other doors are much smaller?
     
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    That upper door is not a door, it's an access hatch.
     
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    Finally the 8th Y-20A - number "11058" - assigned to the 4th Transport Division, 12th Air Regiment was spotted.
    Quite surprisingly, there are many more (+20) already built but only eight confirmed operational.

    (Image via @酒色财气吕洞宾 from Weibo)

    Y-20A 11058 - 4. Transport Div.jpg
     
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    And some speculation?

    Is this the first Y-20U?

    Via @沉默的山羊 from Weibo

    Y-20U maybe.jpg
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    I thought we saw the first unit via satellite ages ago ?
     
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    The slogan is vague. 加油 in Chinese is very often used to cheer people on, such as exhorting athletes to run faster, to go all out in their efforts. Seen here, the slogan could mean "work harder/run faster toward a new era" or it may mean "a new era of refueling". It's a nice tease, with the true meaning up in the air.

    Regardless, the efforts are underway to produce a tanker version of the Y-20.

    An old photograph from last year:
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    More high-resolution images of Y-20.

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