Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Maiden Flight: 2015
Total Production: ?
Origin: China
Corporations: AVICOPTER and Changhe Aircraft
Parent System: SA 321 Super Frelon
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1966
Maiden Flight: 7 December 1962
Total Production: 182
Family Members: AC313, SA 321 Super Frelon, Z-18A and Z-18F
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Description: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Z-18 is a medium-weight helicopter derived from the state-of-the-art AC-313 VIP transport helicopter and developed by Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) and Avicopter. It is powered by three WZ-6 turboshaft engines and the airframe is made of composite materials and titanium. The Z-18 rotorcraft maximum takeoff weight is 13.8 tons and features integrated avionics as well as the non-retractable landing gear from the Super Frelon helicopter family. The Z-18J is an airborne early warning (AEW) variant equipped with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar to detect and track airborne and surface targets.

Z-18J Applications

Fighting Ships Type 001 Type 001A

Z-18J Specifications

Main Rotor Blades: 6
Number of Engines: 3
Tail Rotor Blades: 5
Ceiling: 8,000 meter (26,247 foot)
Max Takeoff Weight: 13,800 kilogram (30,423 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Z-18J News

There are 2 news between
7 Feb 2018 and 7 May 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018Chinese Z-18 Helicopter Operating from Newest Type 001A Aircraft Carrier
Wednesday, February 7, 2018New Chinese Military Helicopter Successfully Completed its Maiden Flight

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