- Apr 29, 2015
China completes massive amphibious aircraft - ShanghaiDaily
CHINA has completed production of a massive amphibious aircraft that it plans to use to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue missions.
The AG600 rolled off a production line in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday, in what aviation observers see as a milestone for the country.
The aircraft has a maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes and a maximum flight range of 4,500 km, according to state aircraft maker Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
@Martian @shiphone @amoy @no smokingThe AG600 is by far the world's largest amphibian aircraft, about the size of a Boeing 737, according to AVIC deputy general manager Geng Ruguang.