A long-body version of the Chinese Y-20 Military Transport Aircraft is being planned to increase the aircrafts weight carrying capacity. The aircraft, which looks similar to the now discontinued Boeing C-17 military transport, is meant to carry military and civilian cargo over long distances
Chinas newest military freighter aircraft Y-20 joined the People's Liberation Army Air Force today, the state media reported Wednesday. "The Y-20 entering service marks a crucial step for the air force in improving its strategic power projection capability,"air force spokesman Shen Jinke said in the statement
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Chinas ambitious military heavy lift aircraft, the Y-20 which looks similar to the Boeing C-17 is to be tested for high altitude flight over the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. Chinese media reported today referring to photos uploaded to a Chinese military website showing showed a Y-20 with serial number 783 at Lijiang airport which 2200 meters above sea level
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