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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Maiden Flight: 2010
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Y-9E, Y-9G, Y-9JB, Y-9LH and Y-9XZ
Origin: China
Corporations: Shaanxi Aircraft Company
Parent System: Y-9
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Maiden Flight: 2010
Total Production: ?
Family Members: GX-11
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Description: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Y-9 is a medium-sized transport aircraft developed by Shaanxi Aircraft Company as the Chinese counterpart to the US C-130J Hercules transport aircraft. The Y-9 is a further development of the Y-8/An-12 aircraft family. The four-engine aircraft performed its maiden flight in 2010 and entered service in 2016. The FWJ-6C engines drive a six-blade propeller and the aircraft is able to lift a payload of up to 25 tons over a distance of more than 5,000 kilometers. The Y-9 aircraft has been adopted by the PLA Air Force (PLAAF), PLA Navy (PLAN) and the ground force (Y-9LH) with at least one export customer known so far. The Y-9E designation refers to export models. Y-9JB is an electronic warfare and surveillance variant. Y-9XZ is special operations variant. The Y-9G is a pure electronic warfare variant. The Y-9 is also the basic platform used on the KJ-500 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.

Y-9 Applications

Support Aircraft KJ-500

Y-9 Specifications

Crew: 4
Number of Engines: 4
Paratroops: 132
Propeller Blades: 6
Stretchers: 72
Troops: 106
Cargo Compartment Height: 2.35 meter
Cargo Compartment Length: 16.2 meter
Cargo Compartment Width: 3.20 meter
Height: 11.3 meter (37.1 foot)
Length: 36 meter (118 foot)
Wingspan: 40 meter (131 foot)
Ceiling: 10,400 meter (34,121 foot)
Ferry Range: 7,800 kilometer
Max Range: 5,700 kilometer (3,078 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 20,400 shp (15,218 kW)
Cruise Speed: 650 kph (404 mph)
Cargo: 25,000 kilogram
Empty Weight: 39,000 kilogram (85,979 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 77,000 kilogram (169,753 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Y-9 News

There are 2 news between
27 Nov 2018 and 7 Mar 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019China Deploying New Intelligence Gathering Aircraft in the South China Sea
Tuesday, November 27, 2018China Developing New Tanker Aircraft based upon Y-20 Airlifter

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