China's transport, tanker & heavy lift aircraft


Chairman Hu

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Welll maybe they are new specs but doesnt look great

I mean the Y-8X is a new version, shouldnt it get new equipment?
 

sumdud

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Re: China's transport plane capacities

China way needs more transports.
Too bad China has no turbofan engines.(Where the heck did those Y-10/707 feedback go?)
14 il-76 and 48 Y-8 are waaaaay not enough.
The Y-5 should go when possible.(It might be stealthy and mightbe able to float, but it's totally incapable.)
China getting more il-76s is definitely a good thing.

BTW, the Y-8X/Y-9 carries 30 tonnes, not just 20(That's the old Cubs) at a range of 2500km!
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rommel

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Re: China's transport plane capacities

well, China maybe should buy those Airbus (I don't know the name, the one that look awful and that is a cargo) for it's transport fleet. Will give China a heavy lifting capability for a time until the local industry could elaborate a follower.
 

tphuang

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Re: China's transport plane capacities

well, it is supposedly part of the new airbus project now.
 

rommel

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Re: China's transport plane capacities

well, I mean, the Airbus A300-600ST Beluga, not the 400M
 

sumdud

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Re: China's transport plane capacities

Eh...
What happened to the 2 Y-10 China made?
Where's the blueprints, the engines?
 

walter

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Re: China's transport plane capacities

rommel said:
well, I mean, the Airbus A300-600ST Beluga, not the 400M
the beluga is for outsized cargo, like airplane fuselage sections. It does not carry exceptionally more weight than a normal cargo plane.

besides that, as long as the arms embargo stands military transports fall within that category. I am sure Airbus, and for that matter boeing or LM, would love to sell dozens of military cargo planes to china none the less. $$$ €€€
 

sumdud

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Re: light transport aircrafts

ZIVOJIN said:
Is there any Il-18 and Y-11/12 in PLA service?
iL-18s have been out. The Y-11?
The Y-12 exists, but I've never seen it in Chinese service. (It's a STOL prop plane.)
 

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