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Shaanxi Y-8 Military Transport Aircraft

Crew

Five

Maiden flight

December 1974

Introduced

1981

Length

34.02m

Wingspan

38m

Height

11.6m

Wing area

121.9m²

Empty weight

35,490kg

Maximum take-off weight

61,000kg

Useful load

20,000kg

Type

Zhuzhou WoJiang-6 (WJ-6) turboprop engines

Number of engines

Four

Power capacity

3,170kW (4,250hp) each

Maximum speed

660km/h

Cruise speed

550km/h

Range

5,615km

Service ceiling

10,400m

Rate of climb

10m/s

Take-off distance

1,270m

Landing distance

1,050m

Endurance

10.5 hours

Length

13.5m

Width

3m

Height

2.4m

Manufacturer

Shaanxi Aircraft Company

Operators

People Liberation Army Air Force (PLA AF), People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF), PLA, Myanmar Air Force, Pakistan Air Force, Sudanese Air Force, Tanzanian Air Force and Sri Lanka Air Force

Contractors/suppliers

Engines: Zhuzhou Flight detector system : Collins HF communication system : Bendix/King Flight data recorder : Sundsstrand universal Omega navigation system : Litton
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