China's transport, tanker & heavy lift aircraft


Chairman Hu

Banned Idiot
Re: China's transport plane capacities

not reliablity, thats like questioning Chinese leader's intellegence

I'm questioning will it get jobs done in a crisis if China has to push to like 150%
 

MIGleader

Banned Idiot
Re: China's transport plane capacities

it may. i doubt the pla would actually through its transports into the midle of a huge fire fight. they need to be used covertly or drop reinforcements.
 

rommel

Bow Seat
VIP Professional
Re: China's transport plane capacities

i got the exact number of il-76 and 78 that the PLAAF just bought, it's 30 IL-76 and 8 IL-78

Source: Jane's Weekly Defence
 

tphuang

Brigadier
VIP Professional
Registered Member
Re: China's transport plane capacities

rommel said:
i got the exact number of il-76 and 78 that the PLAAF just bought, it's 30 IL-76 and 8 IL-78

Source: Jane's Weekly Defence
Apparently, there are other conditions that came as part of the contract.

They included engines for these transports/tankers (obviously), also co-development of AL-41 and a few other projects that China can join development with Russia.
 

MIGleader

Banned Idiot
Re: China's transport plane capacities

so an al-41 is a tvc version of an improved al-31? that means china is having an interest in tvc for their fighters. it might be part of an upgrade plan for their flnkers, to put them on par with the mki and mkm.
 

Chairman Hu

Banned Idiot
Re: China's transport plane capacities

YES! FINALLY! INDIA WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE UPPER HAND IN THIS AREA!

btw, what if transport planes had tvcs?
 

MadMax

Junior Member
Re: China's transport plane capacities

the only advantage might be shorter takeoff so whats the point when you could just strap on some rato gear
 

Chairman Hu

Banned Idiot
Re: China's transport plane capacities

lol, it was just for the fun of it...

BTW, now for serious, I heard something about a Y-10 project of the past, how well if that thingy to the ilyushin planes China have now?
 

MIGleader

Banned Idiot
Re: China's transport plane capacities

if a transport had tvcs, i would want to be in it because id get tossed and turned around. i dont know of a y-10, but there is the y-8x, comprable to c-130.
 

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