Based on the CCTV footage, the brand new turbojet, a hybrid between the U.S. C-17, the Airbus A400M Atlas four-engine turboprop, and the nose section the Antonov An-70 performed a short test flight with the extended landing gear, before landing back.
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China-made airlifter (that looks like a C-17/A-400M hybrid) is one of the highlights of Zhuhai airshow. The Stealthy J-31 “Falcon Eagle” is not the only highlight of the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition: the Y-20 […]
Seems like it has at least power for take off (empty!) and even needs spoilers to brake at landing. Maybe they have the technology to make proper engines.
Looks like a happy dog. I’d take a closer look at the tail if I were the Chinese, it wiggles a lot @ 0.35!
Looks like the Chinese have built their version of a C-141A!