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China "cloned" Black Hawk helicopter

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In China, "cloned" American helicopter Black Hawk. According to the magazine Popular Mechanics, at one of the test sites in Tibet, flight tests of new Z-20 helicopters were held.


The flights of two prototypes at once took place at Syhahe airfield (Gannan-Tibet Autonomous Region). For a similar appearance, the Chinese Z-20 have already been called Copy Hawk (from the English. Copy - copy).

China "cloned" Black Hawk helicopter


The company Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing has not yet disclosed the characteristics of the new helicopters. From the official description it is known that the cars have a “spacious passenger compartment, equipped with the latest UHF / VHF radio receivers and a GPS / Beidou satellite positioning system”.



The pictures of the new helicopters show that they are equipped with rotors with five blades, while the American Black Hawk has four blades. In addition, Chinese helicopters have a shorter nose. It is known that in 80-ies, China purchased several samples of S-70 Black Hawk - an export modification of the US military helicopter UH-60 Black Hawk. But after 1989, when the Chinese government suppressed student protests, Western countries imposed an embargo on arms sales to the PRC. China has repeatedly attempted to "clone" the available samples of equipment, and in some cases they have been very successful. Thus, the French helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon became the Chinese Z-8, and the Eurocopter Dauphin is produced as the Z-9 and Z-19.

Attempts to "clone" Black Hawk for a long time were unsuccessful, because China did not have the technical capabilities to manufacture aircraft engines of adequate power. It is known that the first test flight of the Z-20 prototype took place only in the 2013 year. According to unofficial information, the tests that took place in Tibet, will allow the manufacturer to test the operation of the helicopter power plant in rarefied air (the average height above sea level in Tibet is 4000 m), reports "Warspot"
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popularmechanics.com
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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto 10 November 2017 13: 43 New
    +1
    China can copy anything ..)))
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 10 November 2017 13: 48 New
      +7
      hi
      That is yes. Still to tighten the quality of copies.
      1. cniza
        cniza 10 November 2017 15: 44 New
        +1
        If you look at their auto industry, it looks like you can pull it up.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 11 November 2017 09: 24 New
          +4
          Victor hi Yes, the quality of their cars is growing steadily. We will see how soon this will happen with military equipment.
    2. Lex.
      Lex. 10 November 2017 13: 50 New
      0
      Well, or clone)))
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto 10 November 2017 13: 58 New
        +2
        Well, or clone)))


        yeah, China in 50 years:



    3. The_lancet
      The_lancet 10 November 2017 13: 50 New
      +1
      Copying a helicopter that is 30 years old is of course cool (no)
      equipped with the latest UHF / VHF radios

      Also a copy?
    4. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 10 November 2017 14: 19 New
      +1
      It would be better if he “copped” then he copied with the “Nurses” and he will land and cover or strip the point and land.
      1. NOMADE
        NOMADE 10 November 2017 16: 59 New
        0
        Yeah, and at an altitude of 4000 meters, he will say thank you))
  2. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 10 November 2017 13: 47 New
    0
    All aircraft, and indeed weapons, have common features. Therefore, the Chinese are not to blame for this. bully
    Another question arises, why do they create exact clones of our and the American army ..? There is obviously some kind of oriental trick here ...
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 10 November 2017 14: 36 New
      +1
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      Another question arises, why do they create exact clones of our and the American army ..? There is obviously some kind of oriental trick here ...

      Everything is simple. Well, they created a clone. And how to upgrade further? And then - sleep .. to slam, buy documentation on their upgrades.
  3. RomanS
    RomanS 10 November 2017 13: 48 New
    +1
    "Seamless" helicopter. The secret of the Chinese economic miracle is copying. And do not care about licenses and copyrights. And after all, the entire world community successfully swallows and quietly, so sometimes offended. Meanwhile, China is developing technology, material resources and personnel. Well done!
    1. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General 10 November 2017 14: 10 New
      +5
      the "world community" is not steamed for one simple reason, the Chinese will get complete trash at the output, despite the external similarity.
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 10 November 2017 14: 20 New
      +2
      Quote: RomanS
      The secret of the Chinese economic miracle is copying. And do not care about licenses and copyrights.

      Not so simple. For successful copying you need to have a design and manufacturing base, raw materials, materials and personnel. Without all this, the brainchild of engineer Polesov will turn out:
      stationary engine, which was very similar to a real engine, but did not work.
      If it was just copying, then any country with cheap labor and an acceptable climate would become an economic tiger. smile
  4. Mih1974
    Mih1974 10 November 2017 13: 55 New
    +1
    And what did not suit their copies of Mi_shek? What is so cool against the background of the Mi-8 “Chinook” stand out? request
    1. Kurare
      Kurare 10 November 2017 14: 14 New
      +2
      Quote: Mih1974
      And what did not suit their copies of Mi_shek? What is so cool against the background of the Mi-8 “Chinook” stand out? request

      "Cows" do not need to be copied, you can simply buy them, and the purchase will certainly be cheaper than developing your own.
  5. demo
    demo 10 November 2017 13: 57 New
    +1
    Well done yellow-faced brothers.
    It remains to clone Trump.
  6. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 10 November 2017 14: 08 New
    +5
    Made in China)))

    With the same level of quality.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 10 November 2017 14: 13 New
      0
      Well, Z-8 / Z18 - they turned out very good. Also Made in China - developed in France.
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 10 November 2017 14: 48 New
        +7
        Illegal copying and licensed development are two big differences.
  7. Magic archer
    Magic archer 10 November 2017 16: 28 New
    0
    Not so long ago there was infa that the Chinese want to develop a new heavy helicopter, similar to Mi-26, together with KB MIL
  8. Sergei75
    Sergei75 10 November 2017 16: 33 New
    +2
    Did Motor Sich help with engines?
  9. da Vinci
    da Vinci 10 November 2017 19: 58 New
    0
    We look forward to the introduction of US sanctions against China for unlicensed production! wink
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 11 November 2017 00: 01 New
      +2
      Military patents are very short. Everything that was released 20 years ago can be safely copied. There will be no lawsuits.
  10. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 11 November 2017 11: 53 New
    +2
    the impression is that the main screw with the Mi-28 is "seamless"