Z-8 and Z-18 transport helicopter - family & versions


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what are Z-8s doing on-board a type 071 class LPD ? aren't they direct copies of the Super frelon, not made for sea operations?


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It is the only family of heavy helicopters manufactured in China that I know of.
Even when they get the Z-20 that isn't a replacement for a heavier helicopter like the Merlin in UK service or the Super Stallion in US service. Those are triple engine aircraft while the Z-20 is dual engine.