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again pakistan fanboys should know that pakistan has neither money nor any technology; plus it is even politically isolated because US, europe, russia all friendly with india, likely against pakistan, only neighboring china friendly; despite of all, they sound like they have choice and always keep suspicious of chinese technology no matter what is like; they also sound like everything from china is almost free and pakistan can get it whenever necessary; please note that chinese arms is surely neither like indian tejas nor free; again everything is up to china-pakistan-economic-corridor (CPEC)

surely because he is among pakistani and pakistan does NOT respect china; chinese boys also should know that most pakistani call china 'alliance' which actually means 'everything is free from china' and that's how they understand the alliance with china; pakistan just want free money and goods from china; pakistan is only full of the poor and even many pakistan elite escape to western for living;; so far it seems china also just want pakistani gateway to Indian Ocean for its shorter trade route; chinese should understand that two are different by region, race, language, and even key interests, so pakistan CAN'T be part of chinese ideal; thus it is important for china to just focus on china-pakistan-economic-corridor (CPEC)
oh poor boy... who hurt you :disagree:
 

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Guys ... can we stick to the topic and here related to the PLA?
Any future PAF purchase of the Y-20 -which in fact won't exclude - should be discussed in the PAF section.
 

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Several green Y-20 spotted with likely WS-20 engines (which has a large diameter or high bypass ratio)
(See watermark for WB source)

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Several green Y-20 spotted with likely WS-20 engines (which has a large diameter or high bypass ratio)
(See watermark for WB source)

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But IMO the most interesting detail is one of the Y-20Bs, since it appears to feature IFR-pods, which would make it a WS-20 powered Y-20B-based tanker variant (Y-20BU ?).

(Images via @捣蛋就捣蛋 from Weibo)

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But IMO the most interesting detail is one of the Y-20Bs, since it appears to feature IFR-pods, which would make it a WS-20 powered Y-20B-based tanker variant (Y-20BU ?).

(Images via @捣蛋就捣蛋 from Weibo)

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Yes bro this very likely is a tanker. It's a good sign that WS-20 maybe ready to service so Y-20 can fully achieve its designed capabilities.
 

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Yanliang airfield GE map dated November 2021 shows 23 large transports consist of serial productions and proto types Y20 and may be 1 or 2 IL-76 test-beds.

IMO, at least 15 of these are serial production Y20 transport and aerial tankers. The rest of 8 or so aircraft are either proto type or test-bed.

And in 2022 full year, a minimun number of Y20 transport entering PLAAF service could be at least 24, including 2021 year end and 2022 production aircraft.
 

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Guys ... can we stick to the topic and here related to the PLA?
Any future PAF purchase of the Y-20 -which in fact won't exclude - should be discussed in the PAF section.

I think Pakistan no needs too much range and load. The maintenance of Y20 is also troublesome.
Maybe Pakistan should consider Y9 instead of Y20.
Pakistan's ZDK-03 early warning aircraft uses the Y9 platform. PAF can easily maintain Y9.
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During the flight is impossible since the Y20 is not capable to receive fuel

There seemed to be two stops in the middle. Introduction of WS-20 may reduce that to one though.

Flying to some unfamiliar place with unclear weather and airport conditions made this task kind of risky and the planning and route choice must be conservative.
The crew must keep enough fuel and be prepared to actually use the backup airports that may be far away from the destination on a small Pacific island.
It's not to test max range anyway.
 

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