Z-20


gelgoog

Senior Member
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I think just branding this as a Black/Sea Hawk clone is a misnomer. It might *look* like one externally but...
- the engines are more powerful
- it uses fly by wire technology
- it has 5 rather than 4 rotor blades which means it has more lift

It is a brand new helicopter. Might as well the comparing the H-6K to the H-6 at this point.
 

MwRYum

Major
I think just branding this as a Black/Sea Hawk clone is a misnomer. It might *look* like one externally but...
- the engines are more powerful
- it uses fly by wire technology
- it has 5 rather than 4 rotor blades which means it has more lift

It is a brand new helicopter. Might as well the comparing the H-6K to the H-6 at this point.
To most common Joe/Jane that's the only/1st thing that came to their mind.

Hell, if Z-20 mounted 2 gatlings on the side, a refueling probe extended like that of USAF's Pave Hawk, and if PLA extend their new low-vis paint scheme to their rotary assets, 10 bucks say 80%+ of people would call it Pave Hawk in the first 5 seconds.

But for us, we can always tell which is which when observes the following:
  1. front canopy (2 glass, UH-60 series use 3)
  2. engine exhausts (no IR suppression exhaust on Z-20)
  3. paint job (semi-gloss on Z-20, mat on UH-60 series)
  4. insignia (high-vis on Z-20, low-vis on UH-60)
I won't add rotor blades despite it's obvious because we've seen fake photos of Z-20 in the past...
 

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