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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 | Last Edited: 6/22/2018






Specifications



Year:
1981
Status
Active, In-Service
Crew
5
[ 169 Units ] :
Shaanxi Aircraft Company - China
National flag of China National flag of Myanmar National flag of Pakistan National flag of Sri Lanka National flag of Sudan National flag of Tanzania National flag of Venezuela China; Myanmar; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Venezuela
- Airborne Early Warning (AEW)
- Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
- Anti-Ship
- Transport
Length:
111.55 ft (34 m)
Width/Span:
124.67 ft (38 m)
Height:
36.09 ft (11 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8) production model)
Empty Weight:
78,264 lb (35,500 kg)
MTOW:
134,482 lb (61,000 kg)
(Diff: +56,218lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8) production model)
4 x Zhuzhou WpJiang-6 turboprop engines developing 4,250 horsepower each.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8) production model)
Maximum Speed:
410 mph (660 kph; 356 kts)
Service Ceiling:
34,121 feet (10,400 m; 6.46 miles)
Maximum Range:
3,480 miles (5,600 km; 3,024 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
2,000 ft/min (610 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8) production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8) production model)
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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