Initial Operational Capability (IOC): June 2015
Maiden Flight: November 2011
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Gaoxin-6 and Y-8GX6
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: Y8F400 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 People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Y-8Q, also known as Y-8GX6 or Gaoxin-6, is a new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft featuring a seven-meter long Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD) boom. The Y-8Q turboprop aircraft is equipped with air-launched anti-ship missiles, sea mines and sonobuoys. It can fly over ranges of 5,000 kilometers and is intended as the replacement for the Harbin SH 5 aircraft. Besides, the new airplane can serve as airborne command center for Chinese unmanned underwater vehicles. The Y-8Q was first revealed in November 2011 and achieved initial operational capability in June 2015.

Y-8Q Specifications

Number of Engines: 4
Propeller Blades: 6
Max Range: 6,000 kilometer (3,240 nautical mile)
Flight Endurance: 8 hour (0.33 day)
Payload: 10,000 kilogram (22,046 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Y-8Q News

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on 30 Jun 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015China Unveils Y-8Q Submarine Hunter Airplane

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