posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 01:43 PM
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
Sounds like their building a good transport plane, so they can deploy their military faster . Wow China is really building up!
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[edit on 24-9-2005 by pantha]