Helicopter Changhe Z-18. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter Changhe Z-18. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Changhe Z-18. Specifications. A photo.

Changhe Z-18 - Chinese helicopter multipurpose, medium-duty, designed to 2014 year «Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation» Aircraft Corporation.

Photo Changhe Z-18

The development of the Changhe Z-18 aircraft was started by Chinese aircraft builders in 2010, and the project of a new multipurpose transport helicopter was based on the Changhe Z-8 model, which was very actively used in China for a long time. In fact, the appearance of the Changhe Z-18 helicopter was to replace the operation of the Changhe Z-8, while Chinese aircraft designers intended to maintain the overall design of the helicopter, which proved to be very acceptable, but at the same time to extend the functionality of the aircraft in order to increase the scope of applicability Helicopter.

Changhe Z-18 made its first flight in 2013 year, while already in 2014 year, the project was officially launched into mass production, where this aircraft is still located today. Most of the Changhe Z-18 model helicopters produced by the Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation are used by the Chinese armed forces, however, some of these aircraft are also used in the civilian aviation industry as vehicles for transportation of cargo on their board, including and large.

Changhe Z-18 photo

The military helicopter Changhe Z-18 positioned as an air weapon of combat ships and submarines of the enemy, which in this aircraft and has its own weapons, including:

  • Includes anti-and anti-submarine torpedoes;
  • Set deep water charges.

Among other things, helicopters Changhe Z-18 used also as transport, or the search and rescue of aircraft, helped by their highly of extended maximum range flight.

On board the Changhe Z-18 helicopter can accommodate up to 12 people, including two crew members and 10 passengers, or military personnel. On its board, a helicopter can also carry about 6,5 tons of payload, which makes it very acceptable in terms of its operational capabilities.

Helicopter Changhe Z-18

The power plant helicopter Changhe Z-18 consists of three gas turbine engines of the brand Changzhou Lan Xiang WZ108-N, each of which has a sufficiently large traction and allowing the helicopter to reach speeds in 265 km \ h., As well as to overcome the distance to 600 kilometers.

By the end of the year 2014, Aircraft Corporation «Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation» was released 4 aircraft of this model, three of which are operated by the armed forces of the PRC.

Specifications Changhe Z-18.

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Capacity: 10 people (depending on configuration);
  • helicopter length: 23,04 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 6,66 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 18,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 7250 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 13800 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 230 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 265 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 600 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4320 m .;
  • Powerplant: 3 × Changzhou Lan Xiang WZ108-N;
  • Power: 3 × 1820 hp

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