Reputation of Chinese dissatisfaction with the high cost of Il-76 transport aircraft want C17
US-made C-17A Globemaster strategic transport aircraft
LONDON November 20, 2007: According to the U.S. Global Strategic Network 19 published an article that China has announced that they will be on public display of domestic self-designed more than 200 tons of heavy military transport aircraft from the advance publication of the picture, exactly like the new design of transport equipment for a long time the Russian Liberation Army Il-76 transport aircraft. China has also ordered 30 Russian Il-76 transport aircraft. However, because the cost is too high IL-76, China may even wish to introduce more advanced C-17 transport aircraft of the United States, particularly access to C-17′s advanced electronic systems and fuel-efficient technologies.
Earlier this year, China has said it has decided to build a performance comparable to the U.S. C-130J “Hercules” military transport aircraft. Currently known as China’s “Hercules” transport -9 weight of 77 tons, only in recent years the armed forces. The transport capacity provided by four turboprop can carry 25 tons (or nine 108×88 inch pallets, or 132 paratroopers) of cargo or personnel. The carrying member 4, cruising speed 650 km per hour, maximum transport range of 7800 km. Yun-9 initial design work had started in 2001, but the factory’s personnel and internal quality control issues, resulting in the development of the aircraft stopped midway for a few years.
transport -9 is about 61 tons of Chinese heavy transport-8F-200 transport aircraft of the extension type, is a copy of the Russian An-12 transport aircraft and upgrades. U.S. C-130 “Hercules” is similar to the An-12 transport aircraft developed in the 1950s, is still the world’s civil air transport in general use. Since 1957 – 1973, the total production of the 1200 Russian AN-12 transport aircraft, while in 1981 China produced 100 Y-8. U.S. C-130 “Hercules” transport aircraft so far produced a total of nearly 2300.
The article said that China hopes to reduce dependence on Russian transport aircraft, and said the U.S. attaches importance to the latest C-130 transport aircraft modified C-130J. C-130J, weighing about 79 tons, crew of 3, can carry 33 tons of cargo, 8 pallets or 92 paratroopers. C-130J cruising speed of 644 kilometers per hour, range of 7400 km transport arrogant. (Compiled: Spring)