PLA to use Y-20 airlifter for aerial refueling

The four-engined Y-20 airlifter, thought to be the largest aircraft in service with the People’s Liberation Army, will be further re-engineered to perform aerial refueling duties. Developed by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and nicknamed “Chubby Girl” because of its plump, 47-meter-long fuselage, the Y-20 entered service in 2016 as the Chinese copy of […]