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A number of army aviation brigades are being formed as part of the military structural reform currently under way.
 

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Good news but christ almighty that's an ugly paint scheme.
 

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7800KM range with max 25 tons load capacity, is invited to attend the Thiland royal army bidding for medium transport aircraft competing with USAAF C130.

Let us wait for Y-30, Chinese Hercules.

Good news but christ almighty that's an ugly paint scheme.
Suck as always, paint job is also fighting capacity.
 

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Good news but christ almighty that's an ugly paint scheme.

Indeed, IMO too much of a civil bird, however they at least differ from their previous Y-8C scheme. Anyway, I had hoped for something more tactical !!
 

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The People’s Liberation Army Aviation has accepted into service the first Y-9 medium-range transport aircraft produced by Shaanxi Aircraft Company.

Together with the Naval Aviation, the PLA LH also operates a small batch of light utility aircraft (Y5 and Y-7). Now they are getting a nice Y-9 upgrade to enhance their long-range delivery capacity.

The Shaanxi Y-9 is a medium-sized, medium-range transport aircraft. It was developed as an improved version of the Shaanxi Y-8F with greater payload and range. The Y-8F is based on Soviet Antonov An-12.

In its tactical transport variant, the Y-9 has a payload of 25,000 Kg a range of 5,700 km (3,700 nm) and a ceiling of 10,400 m (34,120 ft). Originally known as the Y-8X project, the development of Y-9 began in 2001 to produce a C-130J class transport to replace the older Y-8. The first flight occured at the end of 2010.



http://defence-blog.com/news/chines...irst-y-9-medium-range-transport-aircraft.html
 

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