Aviation Photo #2219724 Xian Y-20 - AVIC

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China first large transport aircraft Y-20 first flight 26th Jan 2013 2pm, lasted 1 hour. This photo shows Y-20 approching. It is a great thing to China air force.
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Anonymous
4 years ago
Great Russian IL-76 + great american C-17 = chinese Y-20 =/
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice Spy's from China got their hands on blue prints of the C-17 and AM-400 but had tough time with Western engines so the borrowed some from Russia.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Cough... C141. Cough... Il-76. Glad to see the Chinese have finally learned the words "copyright infringement".
Anonymous
4 years ago
Ugly....
Anonymous
4 years ago
Another chinese imitation !
Anonymous
4 years ago
The this new model design well proves that whatever the place, the computers result is always the same. A pretty nice add to the fleet by the way !
Anonymous
4 years ago
Interesting how much she looks like the YC-17. I like the photo alot. Keep up great work.
Anonymous
4 years ago
It's a great shot for sure but c'mon... Exactly who flew a US C-17 thru the copy machine at the local Kinko's??
Anonymous
4 years ago
Am I the only one who sees the many similarities with the c-17 Globemaster?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Beautiful bird. It looks like an IL-76/C-17 hybrid.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Every thing looks good and modern but the engines... Long way to go!
Anonymous
4 years ago
What a great looking C-17 photocopy!
Anonymous
4 years ago
It's a great thing to China to make Chinese version of C-17. Why design your own plane when you can steal the design from someone else? ;)
Anonymous
4 years ago
It is a good start for our Air Force.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow you guys upload so fast! Never seen such a good picture of Y-20 even in China!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great catch of a somewhat familiar design. You can only make a plane fly if it sort of looks the same as others and at least this isn't your typical Blatant Chinese copy. They did almost perfectly copy the tail assembly and the engines look almost like P&W JT3D once seen in the early '60's on DC-8-63 or the crusty Russian copies on the IL-76. However the Chinese seem to have designed their own layout for the main gear at the C-17 uses a weirder looking layout and the nose on this Chinese model looks less A380-ish then seen on the C-17. Also for now those C-17 winglets are nowhere to be seen and I state "for now". I have to say from this angle captured it really looks like the Chinese ripped off their favourite neighbour to fight with, the Japanese Kawasaki XC-2 which uses more powerful twin engine configuration but WOW look at the main gear layout, wings, tail and fuselage shape.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The chinese C-17. Supercool! T.B.
Anonymous
4 years ago
But a nose section of the fuselage looks like the same part of the Antonov-70 :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Looks remarkably like the original BAe146M which was proposed when the a/c was relaunched in 1978. Well before C-17, Il76 etc.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I like Y20 ! Great achievement !
Anonymous
4 years ago
Looks like a mix of Il-76, C-17 and An-70. Engines are exact like D-30KP from Il-76, wing also seems similar. Fuselage and tail - C-17. Nose section looks like An-70. Antonov cooperates with Chinese, so, maybe, designers of An took a port on this craft.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Surprised to see a Y-20 here on A.net... It's a nice aircraft with typical military transporter design which I think is not a copy of the existing design of C-17 or Il-76 since the computer optimization design always results in similar shape and configuration... You can see what a Japanese XC-2 looks like, I think it's a twin-engined C-17 too.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Come on guys, it is a jet transport with high wing and a t-tail. Of course it looks like the C-17 or IL-76, or countless others
Anonymous
1 year ago
While an excellent photographic capture of the PRC's "latest" military transport, I absolutely do not adhere to the thinking that because it does the same job it will therefore and naturally "look" the same as others' designs. All one need do is look at the PRC's "Gongji-1" drone to see it's virtually (if not literally) a bolt-for-bolt (fastener-for-fastener) photocopy of the US General Atomic series of drones (Reaper, etc.). I'd be ashamed to march these machines out in public if I were in any way connected to them. I'd also feel very stupid to sell them anything thinking they'd be back for more, as they just copy it and that would be that. I was horrified to read that US's Honeywell sold them some turbine engines not long ago. What were they thinking? That the PRC would continue buying them from Honeywell? All Honeywell did was give them a cruise missile engine to copy, not a light helicopter engine to buy more of after they decided it fit their needs. Nuts!!!!

Sure appreciate the peak at the latest "copy" of whatever. Can't fault the messenger, that's for sure, especially if they've done well. 5 Stars
Anonymous
10 months ago
It looks very good!!!!

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