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

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    Great helicopter but when you have 1 or 2 and on the process of having three carriers
     
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    Another photo of LH982832...

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    Good video on turboshaft
     
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    With the individual number '331' assigned, this Z-18F ASW helicopter on-board the aircraft carrier Liaoning, seems finally to be in operational service.
    Also interesting, its c/n is visible ... it's the no. 04

    (image courtesy of FJ / via Huitong's CMA blog)


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    compliment to no. 324 above....
    For impending use in China's Aircraft Carriers...
    some captions of various antennae, both in English and Chinese....some translations...Deidu aerial, surface search radar, dip-sonar opening,communication aerial, weapons racks...
    ...some pics may be prior piblished...

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    More like 1+(1)+(1?) at this time.

    Still, the number at this time is nowhere near "sufficient". If Z-20F pan out and take up a lion share, Z-18F can be used for long endurance mission profile?
     
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    Three more high-resolution images of Z-8G.

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    Anybody has a summary of all versions with their production numbers ?
     
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    Some grainy images of Z-8L.

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    Are you sure ... IMO only a Mi-17/-171 and the first one is a Z-8G.

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