Experts say the lack of large transport aircraft Artillery hinder the development of military special machine
Data Figure: China’s Y-8 transport aircraft based on the improvement of air marshals -200 AWACS
中广网 Beijing March 17 news (reporters Sun Li) as a large military transport aircraft kinds of protection of the models in the past only a few countries have the ability to manufacture and has now become the object pursued more countries, which reflects a kind of strategic needs? Extensive military correspondent in an interview with military experts, Professor Shao Ling Second Artillery Command College Colonel. Shao Ling pointed out that the information age, the army’s rapid reaction capability, mobile operations and sustained combat becomes increasingly important, a large military transport aircraft is becoming increasingly important. Special military aircraft types currently needed, such as early warning aircraft, aerial refueling, electronic and so needs to large transport aircraft as a platform for modification. The lack of large transport aircraft, army special aircraft would hinder the pace of development, affecting our entire system of construction and improvement of equipment. Construction of large military transport aircraft has become a military information technology, the key to the transformation of our military.
Reporters: Recently, a large military transport aircraft on the news frequently in the media. First China Aviation Group said, made 200-ton large military transport aircraft by the end of the debut; the second is the European Airbus is responsible for development and production, France, Germany, Britain, Spain, Turkey, Belgium and Luxembourg of seven countries in the first A400M military transport aircraft test flight; new military aircraft as well as Japan XC-2 flight test successful. In the past, this strategic equipment only superpower like the Soviet Union have the ability to manufacture and has now become the object pursued more countries, which reflects a kind of strategic needs? In other words, the function of large transport aircraft exactly what?
Shao Ling: the analysis of this issue, I think we should first look at the classification of the military transport aircraft.
military transport aircraft are generally divided into strategic airlift and tactical transport aircraft. Strategy is mainly responsible for long-range transport aircraft, a large number of troops and large military weapons and equipment transport task transport, such transport has the characteristics: load capability, range far off the general weight of 150 tons, more than 40 tons deadweight, normal load range of more than 4000 km, can be airborne, airdrop and fast handling, mainly away from the war zone large/medium-sized airport takeoff and landing, if necessary, can take off and land at the air field, the U.S. C-5, C-17 Russia’s security -22, -124, -225, IL-76 belong to this type of aircraft. In addition, as Europe and Japan, despite the launch of the transport load less than 40 tons, but can also be included in the ranks of the strategic transport aircraft.
tactical transport aircraft is a major commitment in the close vicinity of the theater transportation of troops and supplies of military transport aircraft mission. Generally small and medium sized aircraft take-off weight 60 to 80 tons of load 20 tons, can carry more than 100 soldiers; range of 3,000 to 4,000 km; mainly in the front, the small airport takeoff and landing, there is a better short-range takeoff and landing capability. The typical tactical transport aircraft are: the United States C-130, Ukraine An-12 and China’s Y-8.
correspondent: the 60th anniversary of the founding of new China National Day parade in our big pre-IL-76 air marshals -2000 platform should be the scope of large transport aircraft, and “balance beam” of the Y-8 transport aircraft should be small or range of tactical transport aircraft.
Shao Ling: Yes, the strategic transport aircraft IL-76 is imported, after we made the successful development of large transport aircraft, you can use their own platform. In the military transport aircraft were equipped tactical transport aircraft of the country more, and medium-sized military transport aircraft, we used to call the Grand Canal, the development threshold, expensive only for individual countries have, at present, Japan, Europe, and our Chinese This class is being developed.