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

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  1. Tetrach
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    looks amazing.

    I'm looking forward to know which is the standard Z-18 version on the type 071 LPDs.

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    These are Z-8
     
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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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    Better suited to infantry transport
     
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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.
     
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    there is a Z8C variant now appearing
     
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    ...looking good from a Russian fanboy....

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    the actual one anti-submarine .....
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    Z18 will replace Z9 and become search & rescure, and also provide commonality for the aircraft-carriers to save cost..

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    Z-18F.jpg
     
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