Are you saying that this image could be a photo shop?
Even if the image may be old, the aircraft seems to fit Y-20 profile. Not a C-17. Not an il-76.
Do you think the previous picture which Deino stated as a Y20 with a open engine cowling on a tarmac is actually the Y20B with WS20?
Because winglets are very tricky to design. The performance gain that winglets give are not that significant( they primarily reduce the tip vortex by "pulling it back" along the curved aspect of the winglet). However, this gain in lift area (that could've been lost without a winglet) is countered by the weight of the winglets itself.Not many military aircrafts have winglets. Why is that? Commercial aircrafts have to save fuel. Is there any reason military ones don't?
I think that doodle is supposed to be the CJ-1000 not the WS-20.Based on the following painting recently posted by the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), it is possible that the new WS-20 engine on Y-20B has 24 wider curved fan blades (likely made of composite material):
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Instead of 32 narrower straight fan blades in the original design:
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This explains why it takes so long for Y-20B to make her maiden flight after WS-20 was put on the IL-76 testbed:
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Opsec in the new age of great power competition.Why can't they stop pussyfooting on the WS-20 and just release some damn images. It's not as if the WS-20 is the greatest engine to see the day.
All this is a bit too much.