Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Airlifting Right for the Jugular

China is introducing their equivalent of the C-17:

Two years after the Chinese Air Force received its first production model Y-20 air transport seven are now in service. Earlier in 2018 the Y-20 was used, for the first time, for dropping paratroopers as well as cargo by parachute. The Y-20 is similar to the American four engine C-17 heavy jet transport. But the Y-20 was developed and put into production much more quickly and apparently going to be built in much larger number.

In large numbers, it will be useful for dropping and airlifting troops and equipment in or near Taipei, in an invasion of Taiwan that goes right for the jugular.