CHina's home-made Early Warning helicopter appeared ....

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it is CHina-made Z-8AEW helicotper.

it ruled out the possiblity that CHina keeps ordering more Russia-made K-31 early-warning helicopter...
 

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lol all these chinese weapons appear as if alien in the skies.
 

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Thats good. But I would appreciate it more if I could find its entire capabilities and specs here.
 

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Truly looks home made! :D

Bad guy you dont use a term like home made for hardware like this, you either call it Indigenous or Home grown.
 

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Mil-17 ripoff, aka, 'homemade'.
Actually, its not a MI-17 ripoff, its a Chinese version of the French Super Frelon which China produces locally and is designated as the Z-8. The basic helicopter has been around in PLAN since 1977.

 

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The radar appears to be a "bar" array, seen in these images in the stowed position. The array would presumably be lowered during operation to allow 360 degree coverage much like the French "Horizon" AEW system mounted on the Aerospatiale Super Puma Mark 2. An alternate possibility is that the radar is the battlefield SAR-type for use by the PLA.

http://china-defense.blogspot.com/2009/10/z-8-aew-helicopter-unveiled.html
 

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Thats pretty funny. No EW radar is going to be mounted on its ass without a pedestal to lower it.



it is CHina-made Z-8AEW helicotper.

it ruled out the possiblity that CHina keeps ordering more Russia-made K-31 early-warning helicopter...
I think you mean French licensed Super Frelon.

It rules out the possibility of needing Russia's latest kit when China thinks 40 year old French junk is better. :pound:
 

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its look like sea king,another copycat from china.godd luck buddy,the rate u r copping from others,soon u will be called coppy land
 

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Agreed they copied but still one can't deny that the Chinese will soon have an indigenous AEW Helicopter something we have not been able to do. Furthermore by license production of MI-17 the Chinese are learning and sooner or later they are evolving so congrats to Chinese.
 

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Copycat doesn't matters.. They are giving a serious breakthroughs in their defence industry every month.. That's really a great going.. Should appreciate their Reverse-Engineering skills...
 

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where there is radar in image ?. i cannot make it out.some poster said it is there at tail of copter can some one point it out
thank u
 

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those who say copycat or rip off know nothing. this chopper is lisenced.

give you an F-22, let's see if you can copy it.

you never understand that the certain level of industry and technology development of a country is needed to make or 'copy' something.
 

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Ignorance knows no bounds。 :-)

By the way, you won't have to wait long to see a batch of new and advanced Chinese weapons coming off the blueprints and rolling off the production lines!

All in the next 1-2 years. lol!
 

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