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In Communist China, Even the Cargo Jets Are Knock-offs

In 2008, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake decimated China's Sichuan province, killing nearly 70,000. The disaster which was compounded by the country's lack of large cargo aircraft, which are essential vehicles for humanitarian missions, brought on by the military's unyielding focus on fighter jets. In response to this logistical shortfall (and the disgrace of having to accept a pair of loaner C-17s, from the Americans of all people), China's military kicked a languishing strategic air freighter project into gear and have debuted the results: a C-17, minus the performance capabilities. Read More >>


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