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Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)

Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft

First flying in 1974, the PLA Air Force still makes use of the An-12-based Shaanxi Y-8 turboprop-powered transport.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 6/22/2018
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Year: 1981
Status: Active, In-Service
Manufacturer(s): Shaanxi Aircraft Company - China
Production: 169
Crew: 5
Length: 111.55 ft (34 m)
Width: 124.67 ft (38 m)
Height: 36.09 ft (11 m)
Weight (Empty): 78,264 lb (35,500 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 134,482 lb (61,000 kg)
Power: 4 x Zhuzhou WpJiang-6 turboprop engines developing 4,250 horsepower each.
Speed: 410 mph (660 kph; 356 kts)
Ceiling: 34,121 feet (10,400 m; 6.46 miles)
Range: 3,480 miles (5,600 km; 3,024 nm)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,000 ft/min (610 m/min)
Operators: China; Myanmar; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Venezuela



Variants / Models

• Y-8 - Base Series Designation
• Yunshuji-8 - Alternative Designation
• Y-8A
• Y-8AF
• Y-8B
• Y-8C
• Y-8CA
• Y-8CB
• Y-8D
• Y-8DZ
• Y-8E
• Y-8F
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