China's transport, tanker & heavy lift aircraft


Eli

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Interesting article from Taiwan's INDSR think tank on PLA airborne refueling capabilities relying mainly on Hong Kong's pro-Beijing Ta Kung Pao newspaper. According to it, the PLAAF have 3 IL-78 which have a max takeoff weight of 210 tons, carrying at max 105 tons of fuel. The Y-20U reportedly has a max takeoff weight of 220 tons, carrying at max 100 tons of fuel. The more numerous HY-6 tanker has a max takeoff weight of 79 tons, carrying at max only 18 tons of fuel.

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Atomicfrog

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Interesting article from Taiwan's INDSR think tank on PLA airborne refueling capabilities relying mainly on Hong Kong's pro-Beijing Ta Kung Pao newspaper. According to it, the PLAAF have 3 IL-78 which have a max takeoff weight of 210 tons, carrying at max 105 tons of fuel. The Y-20U reportedly has a max takeoff weight of 220 tons, carrying at max 100 tons of fuel. The more numerous HY-6 tanker has a max takeoff weight of 79 tons, carrying at max only 18 tons of fuel.

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Y-20U carry less fuel than IL-78 ? Maybe not weight limited but more tanks limited ?
 

stannislas

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Y-20U carry less fuel than IL-78 ? Maybe not weight limited but more tanks limited ?
... just ask yourself, how on earth would a Taiwaness/Hongkongess source know exactly what's the fuel capacity of Y-20U at this moment? the particular think tank INDSR was setup by the department of defence of taiwan, so of course political correctness is No.1

that means, in the some article, the chinese could be either omnipotence, mind control the US president and the whole world, while collapsing and will continously collapse for another few decades at the same time.
 

by78

Lieutenant General
A Y-20U spotted with J-10s.

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by78

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The air drop involved PLA Airforce paratroopers, and PLAAF paratroopers are equiped with the 8 ton ZBD03. ZBD04 is IFV for PLA Ground Force, and PLA airforce airborne troops do not have them.
A picture taken at Zhuhai in 2018:

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@xyqq, that image doesn't show a ZBD04. Surely even you should be able to tell that's not a ZBD04. Please open your eyes, google what a ZBD04 looks like, and then compare it to the vehicle in your image. Seriously, why is it so hard to admit that you were wrong? You have this disturbing tendency to make stuff up and get things comically wrong. Instead of digging yourself a bigger hole, you should really stop yakking and start listening.
 
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