China's transport, tanker & heavy lift aircraft


by78

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J-10Cs and J-10S in aerial refueling.

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Deino

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WS-20 could powered Comac C919 soon;). No need to wait Cj1000a. Boeing will lose customer in China market


Calm down ... with the WS-20 the C919 will surely be able to fly but it takes times, money and even more with the WS-20 it won't reach its performance parameters since it is an older generation engine. As such, to be competitive, they need to wait for the CJ1000A
 

supersnoop

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Calm down ... with the WS-20 the C919 will surely be able to fly but it takes times, money and even more with the WS-20 it won't reach its performance parameters since it is an older generation engine. As such, to be competitive, they need to wait for the CJ1000A
Could WS-20-powered C919 be possible for military application/exports?
Something similar to Wedgetail or Kawasaki P1

If I understand correctly, Jet vs. Turboprop is basically a speed vs. time-on-station trade-off (vs. Y-8/9).
 

crash8pilot

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Could WS-20-powered C919 be possible for military application/exports?
Something similar to Wedgetail or Kawasaki P1

If I understand correctly, Jet vs. Turboprop is basically a speed vs. time-on-station trade-off (vs. Y-8/9).
Definitely a possibility. That said LEAP engines aren't the only foreign parts on the C919 that would hinder it from being weaponized. It'd take COMAC a couple of years to indigenize these components and work out the kinks from the C919... by which time XAC would've developed the experience and expertise with the Y-20 to spin off AEW, tanker, ECM, or other military variant. The only realistic military application I can see for the C919 right now is for VIP airlift... or at a stretch some sort of C4ISR platform.
 

BoraTas

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Could WS-20-powered C919 be possible for military application/exports?
Something similar to Wedgetail or Kawasaki P1

If I understand correctly, Jet vs. Turboprop is basically a speed vs. time-on-station trade-off (vs. Y-8/9).
If the mission to be conducted is far away time on station may be lower in turboprop aircraft. For closer missions you are correct.
 

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