There are 4 images added between 24 February 2018 and 11 October 2019
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 2018
Maiden Flight: 23 December 2013
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Zhi-20
Origin: China
Corporations: AVICOPTER and Harbin Aviation Industry
Parent System: Z-20
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 2018
Maiden Flight: 23 December 2013
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Z-20F
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Description: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Zhi-20 or Z-20 is a new generation helicopter being developed to serve as military transport aircraft as well as disaster relief and humanitarian rescue helicopter. The Z-20 aerodynamic configuration and external shape is very similar to the US Army's H-60 Blackhawk helicopter. The new rotorcraft may enter service with the PLA by 2015 or later. The aircraft features fly-by-wire (FBW) technology making thus the aircraft more lightweight and maneuverable. The Z-20 aircraft prototype performed its maiden flight on December 23, 2013, and was introduced into service by late 2018. Several variants are expected to be deployed by the PLA branches between the late 2010s and early 2020s.

The Z-20 helicopter was adopted by the Chinese military, mainly the Army, in late 2018. The aircraft is expected to perform troops transport over the battlefield as well as supporting landing of troops behind enemy lines during vertical assault operations as its primary role. The aircraft is expected to serve as an utility transport helicopter as secondary role.

Z-20 Specifications

Main Rotor Blades: 5
Number of Engines: 2
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,200 kW (4,290 hp)
External Payload: 5,000 kilogram
Max Takeoff Weight: 10,000 kilogram (22,046 pound)
Payload: 1,500 kilogram (3,307 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Z-20 News

There are 9 news between
27 Dec 2013 and 15 Oct 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019China Developing Z-20F Naval Helicopter
Thursday, October 10, 2019Chinese Z-20 Helicopter Engine Optimized for Operations at High Altitude Areas
Monday, October 7, 2019China's Z-20 Helicopter Using Fly-By-Wire Control System
Tuesday, October 1, 2019Z-20 Medium Lift Helicopter in Service with the Chinese Military
Friday, August 31, 2018Chinese Z-20 Medium-Lift Helicopter to Enter Service in November
Saturday, February 24, 2018Chinese Z-20 Military Medium-Lift Helicopter Getting Closer to Entry into Service
Friday, February 17, 2017China Unveils Some Features of the H-20 Long Range Strike Bomber
Friday, September 11, 2015China Developing Fourth Generation Combat Stealth Helicopter
Friday, December 27, 2013Chinese Z-20 Helicopter Successfully Performs its Maiden Flight

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