China's transport, tanker & heavy lift aircraft

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    Welll maybe they are new specs but doesnt look great

    I mean the Y-8X is a new version, shouldnt it get new equipment?
     
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    Re: China's transport plane capacities

    China way needs more transports.
    Too bad China has no turbofan engines.(Where the heck did those Y-10/707 feedback go?)
    14 il-76 and 48 Y-8 are waaaaay not enough.
    The Y-5 should go when possible.(It might be stealthy and mightbe able to float, but it's totally incapable.)
    China getting more il-76s is definitely a good thing.

    BTW, the Y-8X/Y-9 carries 30 tonnes, not just 20(That's the old Cubs) at a range of 2500km!
    http://mil.jschina.com.cn/huitong/Il-76_Y-8X_H-6U.htm
     
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    well, China maybe should buy those Airbus (I don't know the name, the one that look awful and that is a cargo) for it's transport fleet. Will give China a heavy lifting capability for a time until the local industry could elaborate a follower.
     
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    Re: China's transport plane capacities

    well, it is supposedly part of the new airbus project now.
     
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    well, I mean, the Airbus A300-600ST Beluga, not the 400M
     
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    Eh...
    What happened to the 2 Y-10 China made?
    Where's the blueprints, the engines?
     
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    light transport aircrafts

    Is there any Il-18 and Y-11/12 in PLA service?
     
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    Re: China's transport plane capacities

    the beluga is for outsized cargo, like airplane fuselage sections. It does not carry exceptionally more weight than a normal cargo plane.

    besides that, as long as the arms embargo stands military transports fall within that category. I am sure Airbus, and for that matter boeing or LM, would love to sell dozens of military cargo planes to china none the less. $$$ €€€
     
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    Re: light transport aircrafts

    iL-18s have been out. The Y-11?
    The Y-12 exists, but I've never seen it in Chinese service. (It's a STOL prop plane.)
     
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