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

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

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