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


Blitzo

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Is it definitely confirmed that AC313A is using WZ-10 as its powerplant?

I've read some alternating news recently that they could be using imported engines (can't remember where), but that was contrary to the consistent rumours from previous years.
 

by78

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AC313A has successfully conducted her maiden flight.

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by78

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I love it. I can't wait for them to put the military transport version of this into production. WZ-10 is a real game changer.

Is it definitely confirmed that AC313A is using WZ-10 as its powerplant?

I've read some alternating news recently that they could be using imported engines (can't remember where), but that was contrary to the consistent rumours from previous years.

Changfei has confirmed that it uses three Safran ANETO-1C turboshafts.
 

TK3600

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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.
Say that to Type 59 tank that lasted to ztz96a in terms of lineage.
 

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