Sunday, November 16, 2014

In The Same Line: J-20, Y-20 and KJ-500

Chengdu J-20 Mighty Dragon

Three prototypes are currently conducting test flights at Yanliang Airport near Xian.   The most interesting of this bunch is probably the KJ-500 AWAC, a domestic modification of the  ZDK-03 exported to Pakistan.  


Unlike the ZDK-03, this Chinese AWAC is based on the newly available Y-9 tactical transport airframe with longer range and greater payloads rather than the older Y-8.

Xian Y-20 Heavy Transport

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