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Xian Y-20


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The Chinese Xi’an Y-20 or Yun-20 is a large military transport aircraft. The project is being developed by Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation and was officially launched in 2006. The official codename of the aircraft is Kunpeng.

Developing nation: China.
Manufacturer/designer: Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation.
Production Lines:  Yanliang District, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province.
Type aircraft: large military transport aircraft.
First flight: 26 January 2013.
First delivery: .
Produced: 2012 – .
Number built:
2 prototypes.

The Xi’an Y-20 is a mixture of An-70, IL-76 and C-17, with the nose section of the An-70, the cabin cross section about equal to the An-70/C-17. The Y-20 incorporates a high-set wing, T-tail, rear cargo-loading assembly and heavy-duty retractable landing gear.

Specifications (estimated)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3: pilot, copilot & load master
  • Payload: 66 tonnes (145,505 lb)
  • Length: 47 m (154.2 ft)
  • Wingspan: 50 m (164 ft)
  • Height: 15 m (49.2 ft)
  • Wing area: 310 m² (3337 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 100,000 kg (220,400 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 220,000 kg (485,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Soloviev D-30KP-2 or WS-18, in the future WS-20 turbofans

Performance

  • Cruise speed: Mach 0.75 (918 km/h)
  • Range: 4,500 km with max payload (2,430 nmi, 2796 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 13,000 m (42,700 ft)
  • Max. wing loading: 710 kg/m² (145 lb/ft²)