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PLA Air Force sent Y-20 transporters to Wuhan, some of which are in trial operation


The Chinese media once again started talking about the supply of humanitarian aid in the form of medicines, medical masks, special anti-epidemic suits from Russia. The main question that the Chinese had in this connection was: why do Russians use military transport Aviation (IL-76) for the delivery of civilian cargo, for operations that are not related to hostilities, and the PLA air force does not dare to use their own aircraft of this kind?

And today, on the pages of the thematic section of Chinese Sohu, material has come out that will satisfy Chinese citizens who asked this question. The PLA Air Force command sent several Xian Y-20 military transport aircraft to Hubei Province, some of which are still in trial operation.

The material says that the Y-20 are used to transport the necessary medicines and equipment to the newly built hospitals to the province.

From the material:

The command took such a step in connection with the increased number of diagnoses confirmed in Wuhan. On February 12, the number of such amounted to 59 thousand.

It is stated that today, early in the morning, 11 military transporters Y-20 landed at Wuhan Airport.

From the article:

This is the first case of such a massive use of military transport aircraft Y-20 PLA ​​Air Force, and even in an operation that has nothing to do with combat training and exercises. The planes were sent from different air bases in the country: from Tianjin, Chengdu, Urumqi, Chongqing and others. Some planes delivered medical teams to Wuhan along with the necessary equipment. This is a very large-scale non-military operation.
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  1. Dmitry Donskoy
    Dmitry Donskoy 13 February 2020 13: 44
    The people and the army are one. It has always been, is and will be. hi
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 13 February 2020 15: 08
      It was the Chinese who did not pay attention to how our firefighters and rescuers march in parades. soldier They would have long understood that transport aviation is transport and that. What difference does it make to carry.
      1. iouris
        iouris 14 February 2020 00: 17
        Quote: Observer2014
        What difference does it make to her.

        Well, don't tell me. In the dashing 90s they were taken for "real money", they say, to various (today) respectable businessmen and "brothers". They say that in the 1980s, they took carpets, earth to the commander to the dacha. True, he was shot ... But, perhaps, he was a dissident.
    2. Lamata
      Lamata 13 February 2020 16: 24
      I doubt this statement at the moment. If the people burn, will the army suppress discontent against the government.
    3. Ros 56
      Ros 56 13 February 2020 16: 47
      What kind of people and with whose army, banderlogs such as striped name, and Poles, too. fellow
  2. Titus
    Titus 13 February 2020 14: 21
    In addition to technology, even solutions clp .... somehow it is liquid with fantasy.
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  3. Maestro Alexander
    Maestro Alexander 13 February 2020 14: 23
    Because the humpback has all the rigging and rigging that allows you to load and unload it in a matter of minutes. As a bonus, he is able to sit in an open field. If anything...
    This is the answer to the question.
    why do Russians use military transport aircraft (IL-76) for the delivery of civilian goods, for operations that are not related to military operations

    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 13 February 2020 14: 32
      Also, because the Ministry of Emergencies is a state structure, by the nature of activity it is tightly connected with the troops
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 13 February 2020 14: 39
        Quote: Cowbra
        Also, because the Ministry of Emergencies is a state structure, by the nature of activity it is tightly connected with the troops

        The Ministry of Emergencies has its own aviation.
        1. Maestro Alexander
          Maestro Alexander 13 February 2020 14: 50
          It was a question of the Chinese about non-civil transport IL-76. God be with her, with livery. But most likely this is for Stepan Piramedon. Anyway ...
    2. neri73-r
      neri73-r 13 February 2020 14: 54
      Quote: Maestro Alexander
      Bonus - able to sit in the open field. If anything...

      Previously, everything could land in a clean field, including Aeroflot civil aviation aircraft, they were a reserve of the Air Force of the USSR Air Force, and accordingly this opportunity was laid in design.
  4. Aleks1973
    Aleks1973 13 February 2020 15: 40
    Quote: Piramidon
    The Ministry of Emergency Situations and its own aviation have

    There was ... They ruined everything, but that they did not ditch, they work abroad. Helicopters do not count ...
  5. Kosh
    Kosh 13 February 2020 16: 38
    This is not the first time they have sent BTA planes to Wuhan, the last time a group of military doctors transported IL-76 there, this time it took more personnel and cargo to be transported, so they simultaneously used Y-20, IL-76 and Y-9.
    In general, use all the capabilities of military transport aircraft, if necessary.
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 13 February 2020 16: 44
    And why are all of China's independent developments so similar to the former Soviet ones, can you tell me the tavalisis from Sohu?
  7. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 14 February 2020 00: 20
    I didn’t read the chat, but my opinion is one - SOHU, like white helmets, dummy-provocateurs !!!
    ps I have repeatedly voiced this