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Chinese airlifter ‘Chubby Girl’ conducts airdrop drill

The Xi’an Y-20 “Chubby Girl,” a four-engine heavy transport airlifter, may have just entered formal service with the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Air Force after Chinese papers revealed on Thursday the aircraft’s first airborne and air-delivery drill. The aircraft made its maiden flight lasting one hour in early 2013. Air force spokesman Shen Jinke hailed the maiden deployment in […]