light transport and utility aircraft - Y-7, Y-11 and Y-12

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    Not really a heavy-lift transport ... and therefore worth a new tread on light transport and utility aircraft.

    Even more I found yesterday this image showing a strangely camouflaged Y-12.

    Y-12 new blue camo - maybe 80x0x Naval Aviation Air Academy.jpg

    With it's 80x0x-serial (??) it looks like maybe being assigned to the Naval Aviation Air Academy ... [​IMG] Any idea ???

    http://slide.mil.news.sina.com.cn/k/slide_8_193_34534.html#p=1

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    The narratives on the Sina link said it is used for para-troopers training. Possibly the vintage Y-5 light transports are to be phased out by Y-12. In another photo at the Sina site showed many Y-5 parked at the background.

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    Y-12 has done good in export too!

    PAF and PA operates them too here's a shot of Pakistan army aviation

    [​IMG]
     
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    And here's one operated by Air Force

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    The number of PLA heavy transports is very small for a force its size, do we know what the numbers are for light transports?
     
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    OOOOOhhh ... stupid me [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] !

    There are only four digits ! ... so they can't be from the PLANAF ! ... I just got a note from "49er" (CDF):

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    http://www.wcarn.com/news/44/44887.html

    Columbia Orders Three More Y-12E Aircraft
    By Lena Ge, WCARN.com | Jun. 09, 2015


    Recently, AVIC International, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Columbia's Social and Business Defense Group (GSED) and reached a letter of intent for purchase of three Y-12E aircraft with a Colombian government owned airline SATENA (9R) in Bogota, the capital of Columbia.



    AVIC International delivered two Y-12E aircraft to SATENA in 2014, which have been operating well in Columbia. The two multi-purpose aircraft has accumulated 1,700 hours of flying and transported over 15,000 passengers, making contributions to improving traffic links among remote areas in Columbia.



    The signing of the strategic cooperation and three more Y-12E order will deepen the cooperation between China and Columbia in the field of civil aviation industry.
     
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    The camo Y12 for airborne fits, in the US the US Army maintains the C23 Sherpa for Airborne use. Its less expensive to do small number drops from such planes then larger full transports. The smaller birds can be more easily kept in house by the unit and are cheaper to maintain, train on and with then a full sized transport belonging to another service that requires more extensive maintenance and could at any moment be reassigned to have the duties leaving your troops pounding sand when it comes time to dive train. Also if the PLA operate a Parachute Demonstration team it would be much easier for them to tour with a twin engine like that then a full Y9
     
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    Why did Columbia buy Y-12 E model instead of F? Price tag or is it Y-12F is too new and unproven?
     
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