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20001 (cn 0001) 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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A visitor from Germany posted Mon May 2, 2016:
It looks very good!!!!

A visitor from - posted Tue June 2, 2015:
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

A visitor from - posted Sun December 7, 2014:
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

A visitor from - posted Wed March 20, 2013:
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.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue February 5, 2013:
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.

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 31, 2013:
I like Y20 ! Great achievement !

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu January 31, 2013:
Looks remarkably like the original BAe146M which was proposed when the a/c was relaunched in 1978. Well before C-17, Il76 etc.

A visitor from - posted Wed January 30, 2013:
But a nose section of the fuselage looks like the same part of the Antonov-70 :)

A visitor from - posted Wed January 30, 2013:
The chinese C-17. Supercool! T.B.

A visitor from - posted Wed January 30, 2013:
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.

A visitor from China posted Wed January 30, 2013:
Wow you guys upload so fast! Never seen such a good picture of Y-20 even in China!

A visitor from - posted Wed January 30, 2013:
It is a good start for our Air Force.

A visitor from - posted Tue January 29, 2013:
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? ;)

A visitor from - posted Tue January 29, 2013:
What a great looking C-17 photocopy!

A visitor from China posted Tue January 29, 2013:
Every thing looks good and modern but the engines... Long way to go!

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 29, 2013:
Beautiful bird. It looks like an IL-76/C-17 hybrid.

A visitor from - posted Tue January 29, 2013:
Am I the only one who sees the many similarities with the c-17 Globemaster?

A visitor from - posted Tue January 29, 2013:
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??

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 29, 2013:
Interesting how much she looks like the YC-17. I like the photo alot. Keep up great work.

A visitor from France posted Tue January 29, 2013:
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 !

A visitor from - posted Tue January 29, 2013:
Another chinese imitation !

A visitor from - posted Tue January 29, 2013:

A visitor from - posted Tue January 29, 2013:
Cough... C141. Cough... Il-76. Glad to see the Chinese have finally learned the words "copyright infringement".

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 29, 2013:
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.

A visitor from - posted Tue January 29, 2013:
Great Russian IL-76 + great american C-17 = chinese Y-20 =/

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