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


by78

Lieutenant General
Fast roping from a Z-8L. The first image gives a very rare view of an open rear ramp.

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superdog

Junior Member
From the a ugly duckling (Super Frelon) to a beautiful swan (AW 101 look a like).
By now they've completely changed the fuselage, the engine, the transmission, the powertrain arrangement, the rotor blades and hinges, and of course the electronics. Only the tail boom retained some familiarity but when looking closely, it's also modified (tail fin was stretched and no longer having a folding seam). All boxes are ticked for this being a brand new model, yet it was gradually evolved from the Super Frelon. Maybe we can call it a flying ship of Theseus.
 

ansy1968

Colonel
Registered Member
By now they've completely changed the fuselage, the engine, the transmission, the powertrain arrangement, the rotor blades and hinges, and of course the electronics. Only the tail boom retained some familiarity but when looking closely, it's also modified (tail fin was stretched and no longer having a folding seam). All boxes are ticked for this being a brand new model, yet it was gradually evolved from the Super Frelon. Maybe we can call it a flying ship of Theseus.
@superdog bro welcome back, I miss your post especially in the Semiconductor thread, please contribute more, I'm all ears. ;)

Yup bro it's a new model and I hope the PLAAF and PLAN adopt it en masse.:cool:
 

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