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    Harbin Z-20 helicopter

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    Post  walle83 Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:07 am

    The Z-20 is a medium size utility helicopter based on the american Black Hawk with some design changes like an larger cabin, a five blade rotor and an chinese produced engine, the WZ-10.
    The PLA planes to produce several hundreds Z-20 to replace the older Z-8 and Mi-8 choppers in the army and navy. So far around ~50 Z-20 has been produced.

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    Post  GarryB Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:31 am

    Honestly I never really liked the Blackhawk much, but this looks interesting...

    Do you have specs lists and details on how it is improved over the American helicopter?
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    Post  walle83 Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:02 am

    Z-20 helicopters to play more roles in China's military

    http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2020-12/19/content_9955018.htm
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    Post  GarryB Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:00 am

    Interesting that it says the Chinese blackhawk mod is better able to allow commandos to exit the helicopter by rope... AFAIK the Mi-17 allows two side doors and the rear ramp to be used for getting off and getting on... the rear ramp door also allows vehicles and pallets etc to be loaded and unloaded quickly from the Mi-17...
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    Post  walle83 Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:16 pm

    GarryB wrote:Interesting that it says the Chinese blackhawk mod is better able to allow commandos to exit the helicopter by rope... AFAIK the Mi-17 allows two side doors and the rear ramp to be used for getting off and getting on... the rear ramp door also allows vehicles and pallets etc to be loaded and unloaded quickly from the Mi-17...

    The Mi-17 is a better transport for large equipment with its ramp. Im gessing the Z-20 will be used more of a pure personal transport.

    They are also adding the Z-18 that probably will replace some of the Mi-17s
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    Post  George1 Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:29 pm

    A new report by the military editorial office of the Chinese TV channel CCTV7 on the Z-20 multipurpose helicopters that entered service with the 161st Airborne Assault Brigade of the 83rd Army Group of the PLA Central Combat Command Zone in Xinxiang (Henan Province). It should be noted that, first of all, the new Z-20 enter service with the most combat-ready PLA formations, which are the air assault brigades. Earlier, the 121st Airborne Assault Brigade of the 75th Army Group of the PLA Southern Combat Command Zone in Sanshui (an area of ​​urban subordination of the Foshan city district of Guangdong province) was equipped with helicopters of this type.



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