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China’s new military transport plane exposed. And it looks like a C-17, An-70, A400M hybrid.
The Aviationist ^ | December 24, 2012 | David Cenciotti

Posted on 12/24/2012 7:17:21 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki

China’s new military transport plane exposed. And it looks like a C-17, An-70, A400M hybrid.

Posted by Alert5 today, the following image shows the first photographs of China’s new four-engine military airlifter.

The large military transport aircraft is allegedly designed Y-20 and, nose aside, its shape is almost identical to that shown in a series of artist’s impressions that have appeared on Chinese media outlets.

Indeed, the aircraft depicted in the detailed renderings you can find in this post seems to be a turbojet clone of the Airbus A400M Atlas four-engine turboprop, whereas the one depicted on the ground in the new pictures features a nose section inspired by the Antonov An-70.

Actually, inputs from several other aircraft types, including the Boeing C-17, can be found in the Y-20. In July 2009, a former Boeing employee was convicted of selling secret C-17 technical details to China.

It looks like an AWACS version of the Y-20 is also being envisaged.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; china; russia; y20

1 posted on 12/24/2012 7:17:43 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Heavy lift capability has long been a drawback in PLAN. Looks like that problem might be licked..


2 posted on 12/24/2012 7:23:41 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cardinal4

Meanwhile, more and more American manufacturing is now in China.

We are starting to commit suicide.

Just saying.


3 posted on 12/24/2012 7:27:18 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Buy American.


4 posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:15 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It sure is a good thing we voted for free condoms..


5 posted on 12/24/2012 7:52:15 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Tri-lobe radar on the AWACS?


6 posted on 12/24/2012 7:54:02 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: cardinal4

Well, thank God! At last some parity in heavy lift capability. Our superiority in military might has never been right. Has never been fair. As Ted Hall and the Rosenbergs taught us, America’s monopoly as a superpower has always been a dangerous thing.


7 posted on 12/24/2012 7:55:23 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: duckworth

With the refuelers Boeing has sold them or is about to, PLAN can be in Canal Zone and Cuba within 48 hours. And you can bet your last Obama condom that heavy equipment has already been moved there on China flagged ships..


8 posted on 12/24/2012 8:06:12 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: duckworth

With the refuelers Boeing has sold them or is about to, PLAN can be in Canal Zone and Cuba within 48 hours. And you can bet your last Obama condom that heavy equipment has already been moved there on China flagged ships..


9 posted on 12/24/2012 8:06:12 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: duckworth

With the refuelers Boeing has sold them or is about to, PLAN can be in Canal Zone and Cuba within 48 hours. And you can bet your last Obama condom that heavy equipment has already been moved there on China flagged ships..


10 posted on 12/24/2012 8:06:49 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cardinal4

sorry about the triple post. stupid laptop..


11 posted on 12/24/2012 8:10:30 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

You idiots!!!

This pictures are shopped. I’m no dummy, I’ve been told over and over again, ON THIS SITE, that China is a backwards country, not able to do anything on their own - and that includes building advanced military transports.

Yep, I admit, I was paranoid thinking that China was building up it’s military capabilities. But I’m not fooled anymore, thanks to my fellow FReepers. Therefore these pictures are SHOPPED!!!, in an attempt to get me to act paranoid, again - but I learned my lesson - which is that there’s no need for the United States to spend a dime on the military, since there are no threats out there and there never will be.

I admit, it took me a while to come around and see the light - sorry for all the trouble.


12 posted on 12/24/2012 8:25:52 AM PST by BobL (Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21... (whatever the hell that is))
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To: BobL; sukhoi-30mki
All your bases military capabilities belong to US (China ;)
...be sure to thank; your Establishment Party Apparachnik.

13 posted on 12/24/2012 8:36:21 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Makes sense. The Red Chinese steal technology from all those sources and reverse engineer civilian technology to apply to military use on a regular basis.


14 posted on 12/24/2012 8:49:58 AM PST by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

And what is not reverse engineered is sold willingly to them.
Export Control ain’t what it used to be..


15 posted on 12/24/2012 9:32:34 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Starting? LOL


16 posted on 12/24/2012 9:57:34 AM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
do I really have to say it???

17 posted on 12/24/2012 10:29:20 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Chinese and Russian citizens work at Boeing. There has been a concerted effort by the feds and industry to write the rules and regs to allow those citizens into this country and work on what should be sensitive projects. Everyone seems to be gambling that such effort will grow the pie and make for more profits.


18 posted on 12/24/2012 10:34:29 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
What's the big deal...The question is, what's on sale at Walmart?

Hi yankee....flee trade good for you....Maybe one day we give you ride on big plane....haha....You go now and buy Poonjab doggy yumyums...only little bit tainted...haha...Make you proud yankee....you go shop now....haha

19 posted on 12/24/2012 10:37:08 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
What's the big deal...The question is, what's on sale at Walmart?

Hi yankee....flee trade good for you....Maybe one day we give you ride on big plane....haha....You go now and buy Poonjab doggy yumyums...only little bit tainted...haha...Make you proud yankee....you go shop now....haha

20 posted on 12/24/2012 10:38:19 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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placemarker


21 posted on 12/24/2012 6:37:23 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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