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The C17 has the current world record at 427 meters take off and landing with a pay load of 20 tons. 300 meters is impressive and probably a new world record.
Very likely that Y-20 is taking off with empty payload and 1/3 fuel loaded..
 

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Meaning that with four powerful WS-20 turbofan installed, it can similar take off with a heavier payload within 300 meters.
Am I right?
 

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I know we have been discussing potential images of the Y-20B using WS-20 turbofans several times already and have been proven wrong most often ... so here another try?
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(Image via @柳成梁 from 解放軍評論團 at FB)

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Again, I'm still not entirely sure concerning this new GE image of the Y-20B with WS-20 turbofan engines since we have been fooled more than once before.

But my feeling tells me this looks like the Y-20B prototype in primer that made its maiden flight on 21 November 2020.

(Image via GE via Huitong's CMA-Blog)

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Latest satellite photo date 29 January 2021. 15 or may be 16 Y20 sighted.

Y20s #1, #3, #4, #6,#10, #13 and #14 looks like fuel tankers.

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One that I missed. No.17 spotted. So, on January 29th, 2021, there were 17 Y20s sighted in Yanliang, including transport jets, fuel tankers (Y20U?) and yellow painted prototype with new engines.

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China shall convert a Y-20 into China president one airplane. Give it a luxurious inner makeover. The short take off , rugged landing capabilities will make it a very safe president airplane. Of cos, this version will flow with WS-20 engine for better fuel efficiency and higher thrust.
 

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