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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 9:41 p.m. PST

"China's navy is testing a ship-based model of the new Z-20 helicopter for its advanced destroyers, mainland media reported, as it seeks to boost the combat capability of its warships.

A modified model of the helicopter is seen on the rear deck of a large ship – believed to be the Type 055 guided-missile destroyer Nanchang – in photos carried by Sina News…."

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irishserb Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2019 6:09 a.m. PST

Looks kinda familiar

SBminisguy04 Jul 2019 7:03 a.m. PST

I guess you steal from the best, eh?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2019 11:51 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Chuckaroobob04 Jul 2019 9:32 p.m. PST

Maybe they actually bought one…

Lion in the Stars05 Jul 2019 9:10 a.m. PST

According to Wiki, the Chinese did buy 24x Sikorsky S70-C2s, which is the commercial variant of the Blackhawk.

The Z20 apparently has a 5-bladed rotor system and a somewhat sharper tail, which is supposed to give better lift. Wiki also thinks that the Z20 uses Chinese-made WZ10 turboshaft engines, which make about 10% more power than the T700s used in the Blackhawk.

For what it's worth, the Chinese do really need the better lift, they have a substantial part of their country that is above 12000ft, unlike the US.

wardog07 Jul 2019 12:37 p.m. PST

lion in the stars
if they are making better engines for the choppers ,why are they making so bad a job with the copies of the russians aircraft engines?

Ghostrunner07 Jul 2019 2:11 p.m. PST

More power doesn't mean ‘better engine'.

10% faster shrapnel in some cases.

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