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  1. Zebra

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    5 JAN, 2012, 06.02PM IST, IANS ,


    BEIJING: China's largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country's civil aviation authority,
    People's Daily
    reported.

    The move marks the official approval for the
    13-tonne AC313
    , Asia's largest helicopter, to enter the market, said the
    Aviation Industry Corp of China
    (AVIC), which developed and manufactured the helicopter.

    The aircraft focuses on designs of maintainability, life reliability, indemnification and life cycle efficiency, and meets international safety standards, underlining China's abilities in the research and development (R&D) of large helicopters.

    AC313 is also world's first civil helicopter to receive an A-category airworthiness certificate at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the AVIC said.

    The aircraft can be deployed for emergency rescue operations, forest fire prevention, transport, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the AVIC said.

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    looks like a dolphin . nice.
     
  4. Ray

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    Great going!

    Where is it to be used?

    It says civilian, would it not be used for military purpose?

    Seems to be a wonderful whirlybird.
     
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    [h=2]China launches Asia’s largest helicopter[/h][​IMG]Published January 6, 2012

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    China’s largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country’s civil aviation authority,People’s Daily reported.
    The move marks the official approval for the 13-tonne AC313, Asia’s largest helicopter, to enter the market, said the Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), which developed and manufactured the helicopter.
    The aircraft focuses on designs of maintainability, life reliability, indemnification and life cycle efficiency, and meets international safety standards, underlining China’s abilities in the research and development (R&D) of large helicopters.
    AC313 is also world’s first civil helicopter to receive an A-category airworthiness certificate at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the AVIC said.
    The aircraft can be deployed for emergency rescue operations, forest fire prevention, transport, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the AVIC said.
    China launches Asia’s largest helicopter | idrw.org
     
  6. Kunal Biswas

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    Zhi-8 Transport

    History:
    Zhi-8 (Z-8) is a medium transport helicopter developed from the French SA 321 Super Frelon, of which 13 examples were sold to the PLA Navy in 1977~78. At least one of these helicopters was disassembled for survey and reverse-engineering. Development of the Chinese copy of the SA 321, designated Z-8, began in 1976 at the Jingdezhen-based Changhe Aircraft Factory (now Changhe Aircraft Industry Group, CAIG).

    The Z-8A is similar to the basic variant Z-8 in appearance, apart from its Army woodland camouflage colour scheme instead of the naval grey colour of the Z-8. The Z-8A also retained the nose weather radar and the side floating stabilisers on the original Z-8. The helicopter can carry 27 equipped commandos, or 39 soldiers, or 15 stretchers. If necessary, the helicopter could also carry a small-size SUV-type vehicle via its loading ramp. The helicopter is unarmed.

    Flight crew: 2
    Length: 23m
    Main rotor diameter: 18.9m
    Height: 6.76m
    Weight (empty): 6.86t (Z-8); 7.1t (Z-8F)
    Weight (maximum take off): 13t
    Engine: 3 x WZ-6 turboshafts, each rated at 1,512hp (Z-8), or 3 x Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67B turboshaft, each rated at 1,941hp
    Internal fuel: 3,900 litre
    Maximum speed: 248km/h (Z-8); 255km/h (Z-8F)
    Service ceiling: 3,100m (Z-8); 4,700m (Z-8F)
    Hover ceiling (in ground effect): 1,900m (Z-8); 2,800m (Z-8F)
    Range: 700km (with 27 soldiers), or 500km (with 3,000kg payload)
    Endurance: 4 hours
    Maximum payload: 5,000kg
    Typical load: 39 troops or 15 stretchers





    It had a good reputation in TAR, But Inferior to MI-17V1/5.
     
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    Kunal sir does that mean that AC313 is a civilian version of Z8A which is a copy of the French Z-8
     
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    Now, Chinese Zhi-8 helicopter:

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    The Civilian model came from Military Model..
     
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    Again a copy , can these chinis make something original....
     
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    is it bigger than MI-26????
     
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    Holy Crap... another copy..
     
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    noway, it looks similar to Mi-17......
     
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    Clerical error? How can Chinese disassemble a Super Frelon in 1976 when it was not until the next year that they were sold 13 units... or where they given an advance copy?
     
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    They're shameless, but they're getting things done... :rolleyes:
     
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    it is not a complete copy though....there are minor modifications....
     

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    how it can be largest in asia.???
     
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    Did pakistan give some input in that????
     
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    @ Bhramos

    The Chinese version of the Super Frelon looks better than the new Russian helicopter... It seems that China is set to leave Russia in the dust even on aviation tech.
     
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    Maybe Largest Asian product, Mi-17 is Russian.
     
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    dint understand....!!!
     

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