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China has built An-70

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posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 08:20 AM
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I think because of the price of oil, China has chosen Ukrane combined to built An-70 Cargo for military transportation.
www.war-sky.com...




posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 10:13 AM
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I like those nightmare props. Kind of remind me of the old Unducted fan tests.



posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 10:26 AM
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I am guessing the An-70 is a variation of the C-130? It nearly a dead ringer.






posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 11:04 AM
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No ties at all will the C-130.
It's a brand new plane that Antonov has been promoting and slowly testing for a few years, and doesn't seem to have the budget to completely develop it, while Russian forces purchases are not guaranteed. At one point Germany hesitated between this one and the A400M.



posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 11:38 AM
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Yes... they just look pretty much like eachother... No ties at all... but the plane looks nice... I'am just a bit surprised that China didn't decide to make their own plane...



posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 12:34 PM
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Skippy, FIN, I know my reaction here is entirely predictable but you have got to be kidding me


The An 70 and C-130 are like chalk and cheese.

mxboy, the reason it reminds of propfans is because thats what it is, the worlds first propfan powered transport to fly (other than engine test bed conversions)





posted on Feb, 19 2006 @ 08:32 AM
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Yup, Waynos is 100% correct.


Apparently the propfan can give up to 50% fuel savings compared to a turbofan!







 
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