Shaanxi Y-9 Military transport aircraft. First flight: 2011




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Shaanxi Y-9 was created on the basis of the turboprop Y-8F-600 (analogue of An-12, with improved aerodynamics of the aircraft), in early 2000, as a replacement for the Shaanxi Y-8 (Chinese version of the Soviet An-12).

The first flight of the prototype took place on November 5, 2011. The first serial military transport aircraft Y-9 (serial number 10x5x) entered service with the Air Force of the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) in 2012.

The Y-8 military transport aircraft is designed for parachuting and landing methods of airborne troops, artillery, engineering and other military equipment, for transporting troops and various cargo, as well as for transporting the wounded and sick on a unified army stretcher.

 

Shaanxi Y-9 Military transport aircraft © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

The Shaanxi Y-9 aircraft is a monoplane with a single-headed vertical tail. 

The power plant of the aircraft includes four Zhuzhou (SMPMC) Wojiang-6C (FWJ-6C) turboprop engines with a takeoff power of 5.100 ehp. each with JL-4 type six-blade propellers, production in China.

 


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Shaanxi Y-9 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Shaanxi (CETC)
COUNTRY
China
TYPE
Military transport aircraft
CREW
3-4
POWER-PLANT
4 turboprop engine Zhuzhou (SMPMS) Wojiang-6C (FWJ-6C)
Power s.h.p
4 x 5.100
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
36,00
Height, m
11,30
Wing span, m
40,00
Wing area m2 122
WEIGHT  
Maximum take-off, kg 77.000
Normal take-off, kg -
Empty aircraft, kg 39.000
Internal fuel, lt 17.500 - 23.000
PERFORMANCE  
Maximum speed, km/h 680
Cruising speed, km/h
650
Service ceiling, m
10.400
Range, km
5.700
Ferry range. km
7.800
Combat range, km
-
Payload, kg 106 soldiers or 132 paratroops or72 litters or 9 containers (total weight 14.000 kg). Possibility of transporting cargo up to 20.000 kg.
ARMAMENT
-