PLA Y-21 tanker vs Democracy. Jonathan Ward @jonathandtward, author of China's Vision of Victory. @GordonGChang

Nov 30, 2021, 01:59 AM

Photo:  An earlier version:   A starboard-side view of a Soviet Tu-16 [Tupolev; superior aircraft] Badger-A tanker aircraft refueling a Badger-C strike aircraft in flight. From Soviet Military Power 1985.

("Satellite imagery appears to indicate China has begun serial production of a tanker aircraft based on its indigenous Xi’an Y-20 airlifter, filling a notable gap in the power projection capabilities of its air force.")


PLA  Y-21 tanker vs Democracy.  Jonathan Ward @jonathandtward, author of China's Vision of Victory. @GordonGChang