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


A photoChanghe 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.

Its first flight model Changhe Z-18 2013 produced in the year, while in the year 2014, the project was officially put into production, where the aircraft is to the present day. Most manufactured Aircraft Corporation «Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation» helicopter model Changhe Z-18, used by armed Chinese forces, however, most of these aircraft are operated also in the civil aviation sector as a vehicle for transportation on its board of goods, including and bulky.


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 helicopter Changhe Z-18 12 can accommodate up to people, including two crew members and passengers 10 or soldiers. On board his helicopter can also carry about 6,5 tons of payload, which makes it very affordable in terms of operational capabilities of their fundamentals.


HelicopterChanghe 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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