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The Xian Y-20 is China’s take on the Boeing C-17 Globemaster

January 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

The Xian Y-20 is China's take on the Boeing C-17 Globemaster

China’s fast growing army has modern tanks, ships and fighter jets. But China never had an indigenous large transport airplane, seriously hampering the army’s capability for power projection outside China’s borders. Until now. This is the Xian Y-20 large transport aircraft, it made its first one-hour long test flight on Saturday.

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