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Z-8 Helicopter (Super Frelon) - Specifications

TypeTransport helicopter
Country of origin People's Republic of China
production companyChina Helicopter Design and Research Institute
Changhe Machinery Factory
(now Changhe Aircraft Industry Corporation ), etc.
First flightDecember 11, 1985
status of useactive duty
main user People's Republic of China
Production quantity130+
Developed fromSuper Frelon Helicopter
DerivativeAC313 civil aircraft
Straight-8A data
Rotor diameter 18.9m
Tail rotor diameter4.00m
Fuselage length20.27m
Fuselage width (with pontoon)5.2m
Width of cargo bay (at the floor)1.90m
Height of cargo bay 1.83m
Whole cabin volume28.9m3
Main rotor disc280.48m2
Tail rotor disc12.57m2
Fuel tanks3 groups of 8 soft fuel tanks with a
total effective volume of 3900 liters.
Each group of fuel tanks has a gravity filler port
located on the left side of the fuselage.
Empty weight6980-7095kg
Weight (with equipment)7550kg
Maximum commercial load 3000 kg
Max useful load (int.)4000kg
Max useful load (sling loads)5000kg
Max takeoff weight (standard fuel)10592kg
Max takeoff weight (auxiliary fuel)12074-13,000kg
Passenger capacity 27 ~ 39
Engine 3 turboshaft-6 engines ;
two in front of the reducer and one behind;
the maximum take-off power of a single one is 1128 kW (1550 hp )
Landing gear front three-point dual-chamber wheeled landing gear
Maximum speed 273 km / h
Maximum range 800 km
Maximum endurance time 4 hours 06 minutes.
Economic cruise speed 232 km / h
Climb rate 6.6 meters / second
Dynamic ceiling 3050 meters
Hover height With ground effect 1900 meters
No ground effect 1248 meters



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