Type 075 LHD discussion


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Z-9, Z-8 and their various variants are not really PLA's or PLAN's target helicopters. That's why they're not willing to commit to large production volumes. Z-10, and particularly Z-20 are their target ones. Z-10's have been produced in hundreds now. Z-20 and variants will likely to be produced over thousand across all services when all is said and done. To use a not-so-exact analogy, Z-10 is like 052C, while Z-20 is more like 052D. It appears another heavy attack helicopter is under development.

Sure, helicopters have been a bottleneck for PLAN, not just on LPD & LHD. It's been quite clear to every PLAN observer for a while.