[Video] China’s brand new military airlifter makes first flight

Jan 26 2013 - 3 Comments

Coded 20001, China’s large military transport aircraft designed Y-20 made its first flight from Yanliang flight test center on Jan. 26.

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.

Y-20 ff

Image credit: goneless via Alert5

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  • Nic Iro

    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!

  • Otto

    Looks like the Chinese have built their version of a C-141A!