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How to identify the mainstream military transport aircraft at a glance ?


Transport aircraft for military operations like a bridge, is an indispensable air ladder, modern warfare without them, it is equivalent to self-break arms. Transport aircraft undertake long-range combat personnel transport, food supplies, ammunition supplies and other tasks, and even assume the long-range transport of mechanical forces, many large transport aircraft bear the main battle tank cross-regional transport, front-line fire support can play a key role. It can be said that transport aircraft are the blood vessels of modern warfare, without which blood cannot flow, nutrition cannot be replenished, and fighting is unsustainable. Let’s take a look at what mainstream transportation looks like in the world today.

Antonov An-225 Mriya

The Amazing Antonov An-225: The World's Largest Cargo Plane

Identification features: single wing, 6 turbofan engines, H-type double tail.

Antonov An-124

Identification features: single wing, 4 vortex fan engines, single tail.

Antonov An-72 Antonov An-72 - Wikiwand

Identification features: single wing, 2 turbo fan engines, T-tail, engine is located above the wing and close to the wing root.

Antonov An-26

File:Antonov An-26..., Russia - Air Force AN1606143.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Identification features: single wing, 2 turboprop engines, single tail, rear body has abdominal fins.

Antonov An-22

Antonov An-22: World's largest turboprop aircraft is up in the air again |  aeroTELEGRAPH

Identification features: single wing, 4 turboprop engines, H-type double tail.

Antonov An-12

Antonov An-12 - Wikipedia

Identification features: single wing, 4 turboprop engines, single tail, nose has pilot cabin, under the head has radar cover.

Lockheed C-5 “Galaxy”

Happy 50th birthday to this behemoth! The Lockheed C5 Galaxy! : aviation

Identification features: single wing, 4 vortex fan engine, T-tail, tail before and after the conical rectry cover, slightly flat head.

Boeing C-17 “Globemaster III”

Identification features: single-wing, 4 turbo-fan engines, wing tips with wingtip wings, the middle of the airfly has a huge landing module.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

C-130J Super Hercules | Lockheed Martin

Identification features: single wing, 4 turboprop engines, single tail, nose with conical radar cover, main landing frame for bicycle.

Northrop Grumman C-2 Greyhound

Battle brews over US Navy C-2A Greyhound replacement | News | Flight Global

Identification features: single wing, 2 turboprop engines, H-type 4 tail, wing folding, short body, main landing frame single wheel.

Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey

Flying the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey - Armada International

Identification features: 2 turboprop engines, H-type double tail, large blade size, engine can be tilted.

Ilyushin Il-76

Indian Air Force Ilyushin IL-76 taking off [1200 × 702] : MilitaryPorn

Identification features: single-wing, 4 vortex fan engines, T-tail, pilot compartment under the nose, tail top conical rectiter.

China Xi’an Y-20

Xi'an Y-20 soars the sky in Airshow China 2018 – CGTN

Identification features: single wing, 4 vortex fan engines, T-tail, cockpit has 6 windscreens.

Airbus A400M

A software problem caused an Airbus A400M to crash - Business Insider

Identification features: single-winged, 4 turboprop engines, T-tail, protruding landing pod in the middle of the body, the left side of the head has an oil pipe.

Kawasaki Heavy Industry C-1

File:Kawasaki Heavy Industries C-1 (7806888604).jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Identification features: upper single wing, 2 vortex fan engines, T-tail, tail top has a forward HF antenna.

Kawasaki Heavy Industry C-2

Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency : C-2 Cargo Aircraft

Identification features: single wing, 2 vortex fan engine, T-tail, tail has abdominal fins, engine tail vertebrae are longer.

Alenia C-27J Spartan

File:Alenia C-27J Spartan, 2705, Romanian Air Force.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Identification features: single wing, 2 turboprop engines, single tail, the body is short, the head of each side has 2 under-view side windows.


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