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Z-18 transport helicopter

Length 23.05 m (75 ft 7 in) (overall, rotors turning)
Height 7 m (23 ft 0 in)
Empty weight 7,000 kg (15,432 lb)
Max takeoff weight 13,800 kg (30,360 lb)
Powerplant 3 WZ-6C turboshafts
Main rotor diameter 19 m (62 ft 4 in)
Maximum speed 336 km/h (209 mph, 181 kn)
Service ceiling 9,000 m (29,528 ft)
maximum range 1,000 kilometers
  • Up to 4 Yu-7 ASW torpedoes or YJ-9 anti-ship missiles[5]
  • Up to 32 sonobuoys
  • Crew 2 flight crew
  • 27-30 passengers or
  • 15 stretchers
  • Variants
  • Z-18A: Transport variant. It may carry 27-30 troops, small vehicles, or 5 tonnes of cargo to a range of up to 1000 km. An extended nose contains terrain-following radar and an electro-optical system. Some have a SATCOM fairing on the tailboom.
  • Z-18F: ASW variant with chin-mounted surface search radar, dipping sonar, and may be equipped with up to four lightweight torpedoes and 32 sonobuoys.
  • Z-18J: Airborne early warning (AEW) variant, with a lowerable radar antenna in place of the ramp.
  • Z-18Y: Airborne early warning (AEW) variant, with improved command and control

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