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

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    What chopper is that?

    Looks even more comical than the old Z8?

    Those stupid nose cones and these even look like new builds
     
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    A variant of the civil AC313 ... AFAIK called Z-8AWJ, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Looks shmooks the damn thing flys that's what's important.
     
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    Nice shot of the new Heli via LKJ86

    upload_2019-2-7_19-40-10.jpeg
     
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    New CG images of the Z-8L

    Z-8L wide body - CG 2.jpg Z-8L wide body - CG 3.jpg Z-8L wide body - CG 4.jpg
     
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    On the factory floor of CAIC...

    (1280 x 450)
    [​IMG]
     
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    I really don't understand why this - in fact new helicopter - is still labelled a Z-8 variant.

    Z-8L CG.jpg
     
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    Common engine and propulsion components?
    Some hold over of requirements?
    No new designation allocated?
    Easier to get approval for?
    Some General really likes the way it rolls off the tongue?
     
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    The Turbomeca Turmo IIIC engines belong in a museum.
     
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    A bigger version of the photo Deino just shared...

    (2048 x 1524)
    [​IMG]
     
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