1/144 scale Xian Y-20 Kunpeng - PLAAF Strategic airlift

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#AA-4097   1/144 scale  Xian Y-20 Kunpeng  PLAAF Strategic airlift

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

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Model Features

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98 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decals

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Span: 312 mm

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Length: 326 mm

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Unit price: US$98

Shipping charge: US$18

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

 In 2006, China government launched a Y-XX program for the development of large transport aircraft to meet its military modernization drive by 2015. Two major Chinese aviation companies Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation and Xi'an Aircraft Corporation expressed interest to develop the Y-XX aircraft, but Xi'an was announced as the manufacturer with the official codenam Y-20 Kunpeng in 2007 . The development of the Y-20 is believed to have benefited greatly from assistance by the Ukrainian Antonov design bureau, as it was dependent on a Russian turboprop engine. The first Y-20 prototype made its maiden flight on January 2013. There is however a catch though in terms of availability of suitable engines to power the aircraft. China plans to use its own under-development WS-20 engines for production aircraft. But, possible delays in the development of the WS-20 engine could also result in slowing down the Y-20 program. It was reported that the Y-20 should only be an interim measure, leaving resources to develop a more capable aircraft using the Y-20 experience.

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Strategic transport / long-range airlifter

To performed heavy lift cargo operations for the military

45m.

47m

15m.

4x Soloviev D-30KU turbofan

918 km/h

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66 Tonnes

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Model References

The Xian Y-20 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 PLAAF modern aircrafts as bonus:

The Xian Y-20 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

EW/ AWACS airplane

Antonov An-71 Madcap

BAe Nimrod AEW Mk3

Beriev A-50 Mainstray

Boeing E-3 Sentry

Boeing NC-135

Boeing AWACS-767 JDF

Grumman E-1 Tracer

Grumman E-2 Hawkeye

Lockheed EC-130V Hercules

Lockheed P-3 Orion

Shaanxi KJ-200

Tupolev Tu-126 Moss

Yakovlev Yak-44

Modern PLAAF aircraft