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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Sep 2020 10:39 p.m. PST

…. transport helicopter

"The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has unveiled its latest type of transport helicopter, the Z-8L, the first in the 15 ton-class in China, Liu Xuanzun reports on Global Times. The new helicopter is capable of transporting an all-terrain assault vehicle and other heavy equipment. It is expected to enter service with aerial assault troops and to play a major role in multiple scenarios including amphibious assault missions…."


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arealdeadone13 Sep 2020 5:24 a.m. PST

It is a tarted up 1960s vintage SA-321 Super Frelon which the Chinese produce under licence from France.

wardog13 Sep 2020 12:06 p.m. PST

whats the vehicle going towards it?

Legion 413 Sep 2020 2:43 p.m. PST

It looks like a 6 wheeled cgo truck with trailer … most likely copied from someone else.

Yes it does look like a Super Frelon … They are building up their air assault forces. So they can construct an island close enough to use them to invade Taiwan. 😁 Or build another carrier …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse13 Sep 2020 3:01 p.m. PST



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