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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Y-8 Cub, Y-8A, Y-8C, Y-8D, Y-8E, Y-8H and Yun-8
Origin: China
Corporations: Shaanxi Aircraft Company
Parent System: Y-8
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1981
Maiden Flight: 25 December 1974
Total Production: 120
Family Members: Y-8Q and Y8F600
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Description: The Yun-8 or Y-8 is a turboprop-powered transport aircraft derived from the Antonov An-12 introduced by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s. The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) received its first Y-8 transport aircraft in 1981. The Y-8A is a special version intended to airlift S-70C helicopters introduced in 1985. The Y-8C is a version developed with technical assistance from Lockheed Martin and featuring a pressurized cabin to fly at higher altitudes. The Y-8D is the export version of Y-8 military transport aircraft. The Y-8E is a version intended to serve as an airborne launch platform for unmanned aircraft. The Y-8F is a commercial freighter introduced in 1993. The Y-8H is an aerial surveillance variant. The Y8F100 freighter is fitted with improved avionics. The Y8F200 freighter is a modified Y-8C introduced in 1997. Overall, China has produced 100-120 Y-8s between 1981 and 2010.

The Y8F400 is a commercial freighter aircraft featuring a solid nose replacing the glass-in nose of previous Y-8 models, a fully pressurized cargo compartment, a three-man crew instead of five in previous models, upgraded avionics, new cockpit and an improved cargo handling system enabling quick and easy loading/off-loading operations. Shaanxi Aircraft Company (SAC) developed the Y8F400 in the late 1990s and is capable of airlifting a maximum payload of 15 tons. The aircraft is being used within China for the transport of a wide range of cargoes in all weather conditions. It can transport fresh goods only possible in a pressurized cargo compartment. Like its predecessors the Y8F400 aircraft is powered by four Chinese-built WJ-6 turboprop engines each developing 4,250-hp of power at takeoff and driving a four-blade JL-G13 propeller.

Y8F400 Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Engines: 4
Propeller Blades: 4
Wing Area: 122 square meter
Height: 11.6 meter
Length: 34 meter
Wingspan: 38 meter
Landing Run Distance: 1,050 meter
Max Range: 4,500 kilometer (2,430 nautical mile)
Min Range: 2,150 kilometer
Operational Altitude: 8,000 meter (26,247 foot)
Take Off Run Distance: 1,270 meter
Max Power at TakeOff: 17,000 hp
Cruise Speed: 550 kph (0.46 mach)
Cargo: 15 ton (33,069 pound)
Empty Weight: 34 ton
Fuel Load: 14.6 ton
Max Landing Weight: 58 ton
Max Takeoff Weight: 61 ton (134,480 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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on 17 Jun 2013
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