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China's Y-9 multi-purpose transport aircraft

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posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 01:43 PM
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At the September 2005 International Aviation Expo held in Beijing, Shaanxi Aircraft Industry (Group) Co. Ltd unveiled its Y-9 multi-purpose transport aircraft design. A substantial redesign of the Shaanxi Y-8 (Chinese copy of the An-12 Cud), the aircraft was initially revealed to the public at the 2002 Zhuhai Air Show under the name of Y-8-X concept transport. It is said to be comparable to the U.S. Lockheed Martin C-130J transport in general performance.
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Sounds like their building a good transport plane, so they can deploy their military faster . Wow China is really building up!


(mod edit to remove CAPS from title)

[edit on 24-9-2005 by pantha]




posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 07:39 PM
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Aproaches the C-130J and A-400M in some aspects and surpass them in some too, stated by www.sinodefence.com. I like it but it doesn't compare with the AN-70 which China could definitely get (AN-70 surpasses anything in its group). Its good to be giving orders in billions to China's own aviation industry instead of foreign companies. Great.



posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 08:02 PM
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here is the picture of the Y-8X now the Y-9




posted on Sep, 24 2005 @ 01:20 AM
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I still see an An-12.



posted on Sep, 24 2005 @ 03:46 AM
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Huh.... are you looking at the same picture as me?

Look at the tail section and the cockpit


heres another picture



posted on Sep, 24 2005 @ 11:04 AM
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Personally, I see more C-130 in Y-9 than AN-12.




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