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Should pakistan get Y-20U as supplement to its IL -78 tanker ?

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Due to ongoing conflict in Ukraine and Russia its likely Pakistan will not get any IL-78 from Ukraine in near future as many f Ukraine military industry either destroyed or nonfunctining. China already induct home grown Y-20U in its military. As a close ally Pakistan might gets some as other western option might not easily available suitable to work with J-10Cs and JF-17.
 
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I’ve always wanted Pakistan to eventually get Y-20, as it matures. But then again I don’t want them to be dependant on one country
 

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China wont be selling them for quite some time as they need more than they are capable of making right now!!!
 

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China wont be selling them for quite some time as they need more than they are capable of making right now!!!
depends on demand. china has all the tech in-house so if the demand+money is there they will just open another line.

however i dont think any order from pakistan would be enough for that.
 

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It's better for Pakistan to wait for the Y-20 tanker variant with WS-20 engine. I'm sure Xi'an is going to work on that once they're done with testing Y-20B.
 

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Does Pakistan really need a transport plane with a range of 8000 km? Why not consider the option of easier maintenance and higher cost performance?

Maybe Pakistan can consider Y9. Pakistan is very familiar with Y9, and Pakistan ZDK-03 early warning aircraft adopts Y9 platform.
 

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C390 could be to replace C130, Y20 to replace IL78MP

however in short term PAF could consider [3] used IL78MP from PLAAF. As new Y20 enters service IL78MP could be rendered redundant.
 

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Y20 would be pretty good as a heavier transport aircraft. Could carry tanks, APCs and other vehicles. Could even give an armored element to airborne forces.
 

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