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Chinese MoD releases imagery showing group of newest Y-9 transport aircraft

Chinese Ministry of Defence (MoD) or, more precisely, the Ministry of National Defense People’s Republic of China released imagery showing the big group of the newest transport aircraft, called the Y-9, being used during a flight training exercise on April 10, 2018. 

According to the press department of the Chinese MoD, a group of newest Y-9 transport aircraft attached to an aviation division of the air force under the PLA Western Theater Command taxi take part in a flight training exercise on April 10, 2018.

The Y-9 is one of the most modern transport aircraft on the service of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. It is a medium-sized, medium-range transport aircraft produced by Shaanxi Aircraft Company and developed on the Soviet Antonov An-12 bases.


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The Y-9 is powered by four Wojiang FWJ-6C turboprop engines, and equipped with 6-bladed JL-4 composite propellers. The tail ramp is capable of handling vehicle cargo. The aircraft is capable of transporting 25 tons of cargo, or configured with 106 troop seats in the troop transport role, or 72 stretchers for the medical evacuation role, or up to 132 armed paratroopers in the para-drop role. The dimension of the cargo bay is 16.2m X 3.2m X 2.35m (length X width X height).


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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.



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