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Y-9 medium transport

Country of Origin: China


The Y-9 is a medium-transport aircraft developed for the Chinese air force. It is a substantial redesign of the Y-8, itself a derivative of the An-12. Ukraine's Antonov company is believed to have assisted Shaanxi Aircraft Industry in developing the Y-9.

The Y-9 has high-mounted wings with four turboprop engines fitted under the leading edges of the wings. The tail flaps and fin are also mounted high. The nose and empennage have been redesigned from the Y-8. It has more cargo...

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