Shown the flight of the Chinese military transport aircraft Y-20B with 4 WS-20 engines

For the first time, a frame of a Chinese military transport aircraft Y-20B with four WS-20 turbojet (turbofan) twin-circuit aircraft engines (turbofan engines) manufactured in China was installed on the Web. This aircraft is a further development of the first Chinese heavy military transport Y-20, which first took to the skies in 2013, and since 2016 has been adopted by the PLA and is now mass-produced.

It should be noted that the screen shows an experimental flight, during which new engines were tested. If specialists from Shenyang succeed in implementing the WS-20 project, then this power unit will become the first Chinese engine with a thrust of 12-14 tons, a suitable good thrust-to-weight ratio. After that, the Chinese can be congratulated on their success.

Since 2014, the WS-20 has been tested on one of the Il-76s, of which China has at least 16 units. All previously produced Y-20 aircraft, which appeared thanks to the Ukrainian state enterprise "Antonov", were equipped with Russian D-30KP-2 engines, with a thrust of 12 tons.

The Chinese planned to replace them with the WS-18 under development, but something went wrong, and the WS-20 project appeared. During the period 2009-2020, China purchased 463 D-30KP-2 engines and continues to buy. For the development of the WS-20 aircraft engine in China, all available knowledge about the technologies of American General Electric and Pratt & Whitney, the Russian JSC UEC-Perm Motors and the Ukrainian Motor Sich were used.

Y-20B aircraft will differ from Y-20 only in engines. The Y-20 has a lifting capacity of 66 tons. It can climb to a height of 13 km and move at a speed of 830 km / h (cruising 780 km / h). The ferry range is 7800 km, with a maximum load of 4400 km.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 November 2020 11: 49
    In 5-10-20 years they will not only lead, but also get ahead.
    In fact, in aviation, until recently, they were completely overtaken.
    1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
      Afinogen (Afinogen) 22 November 2020 11: 54
      No doubt about it. They do not trumpet at every corner that their economy is growing (like our government), they do business in silence.
      1. passing by Offline passing by
        passing by (passing by) 22 November 2020 12: 27
        do you have the opportunity to read the Chinese press, since such unambiguous conclusions? smile
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 22 November 2020 12: 02
      If we continue to make no headway and continue to save money on the development of our own aircraft industry, and especially aircraft engine building, then a hopeless lag behind all the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, including China, will be guaranteed in this case !!!
    3. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 22 November 2020 23: 01
      What actually happened? Well, they ripped off another plane. Another, not the most advanced, engine.
  2. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 22 November 2020 13: 03
    The anonymous author of the article correctly points out the question .... our D-30KP engine is outdated, the Chinese have created their own WC-20 engine, in short, the gypsum is removed, the client is leaving. I googled on this topic and it turns out that the PS-30A-90 engine was created in Russia to replace the outdated D-76KP engine and it was created more than 20 (twenty) years ago, in 1998, and its thrust is 14,5 tons and it is put on our IL-76 of new modifications ...
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 22 November 2020 15: 28
      but what about the PD-14? The Irkut Corporation has completed the construction of the first MC-21-310 aircraft with Russian PD-14 engines; the aircraft has been handed over for flight tests. This was reported by the press service of Rostec. The first ground tests of the PD-14 took place in 2012, the first flight tests - in 2015. better google laughing
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 22 November 2020 23: 17
        It's just that the Il 76 with PS 90 is already in the series, and the PD 14 is a near-term perspective. So far, both are unattainable for the Chinese.
        1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
          sgrabik (Sergei) 23 November 2020 13: 33
          The Chinese quickly learn from their mistakes, but unfortunately we don't !!!
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 23 November 2020 14: 53
    Judging by the photo, this is a Chinese copy of the Il-76