Chinese AG600 for the first time adopted the "water procedures"

The world's largest amphibian AG600, built in China, has been tested for water taxiing, reports TASS.

During the tests, which are the preparation of the aircraft for takeoff and landing on water, all the main systems of the machine, its water resistance and other parameters were tested.

The tests are recognized as successful. In particular, there was a clear work of all the nodes and systems of the aircraft, as well as its stability on the water surface.

Now the plane will take off from the surface of the water and landing on the water. This test will be held at one of the reservoirs of Hubei Province.

Recall that at the end of August the amphibian made the first long flight from the southern province to the central one. During the flight, AG600 crossed the airspace of three Chinese regions.

The first test flight took place in December last year. It took the aircraft about 600 meters of runway to take-off speed.

Work on the creation of an amphibious aircraft began in the year 2009. The first prototype was rolled out of the final assembly shop in 2016. The development of the project AG600 worked around 150 research institutes and research centers.

According to data from open sources, the take-off weight of the vehicle is 53,5 t, the maximum speed is 500 km / h, the flight range is up to 4,5 thousand km. The length of the aircraft - 37 m. Designed to combat wildfires and conduct rescue operations. Release is planned in two versions - cargo and passenger.
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  1. +2
    5 September 2018 13: 12
    About 600 research institutes and research centers worked on the development of the AG150 project.

    ... and it is unspecified how much "worked" from the technological intelligence of the PRC ... the fusel and glider do not resemble any other airplane?
    1. +3
      5 September 2018 13: 27
      "The end justifies the means" (c)
      People work for the welfare of their homeland
      1. +1
        5 September 2018 13: 37
        Built in China the largest in the world amphibious aircraft AG600 passed water taxiing tests (from text)

        Why is it suddenly the largest in the world? request But what about our A-40 Albatross, which has a take-off mass almost doubled Chinese? (90 tons) fellow As soon as the Chinese trough even take off once and land on the water and as soon as the Chinese release more than two copies (like the A-40), then let them boast. drinks
        1. +2
          5 September 2018 13: 47
          Well this is not too long to wait, obviously this will happen before the Russian Federation rebuilds a new aircraft carrier or destroyer ...
        2. +2
          5 September 2018 14: 55
          In fairness, the A-40 is also not a champion here.

          Hughes H-4 Hercules
          1. 0
            6 September 2018 15: 21
            This boat with wings essentially only jumped over the water, flying several hundred meters. On this, her life actually ended - she stands in the museum. So it does not count.
        3. 0
          5 September 2018 18: 49
          With what excitement will he be able to land and with which he can take off?
    2. +5
      5 September 2018 13: 34
      Yes, actually, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that they already have it.
      1. -1
        5 September 2018 13: 52
        Quote: andranick
        Yes, actually, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that they already have it.

        I agree, the Chinese have done a great job and they still have titanic work to bring this aircraft to mass production. But now why lie! request It is not good to claim the skin of an unkilled bear! stop
      2. 0
        5 September 2018 22: 35
        Well, the RF is, by and large, in parallel, whether they have it or not.
    3. +2
      5 September 2018 13: 44
      Quote: aszzz888
      nor what other airplane reminds?

      Amphibians in principle will resemble each other. But the engines are clearly not with An12. similar to NK-12 but we didn’t sell the technology to them ...
  2. +1
    5 September 2018 14: 31
    Envy is a bad feeling. At the very least, China’s own planes began to turn out. Here, after all, the disappointment is not that China is doing something, but that thanks to Chubais, we have ruined our own aircraft industry as a high-tech industry, in which we had a huge scientific and design groundwork. The USSR of the 1980s did not just have huge potential, it had huge potential in terms of personnel and production base. So I went to VDNH for the period of perestroika, in 1986. There were also CNC machines, ours, and the new technology was in the form of mock-ups, though a lot, but nonetheless. And already with characteristics superior to Western. And the lag was of course, but from the current position it’s not at all critical, as the demo-clicks painted then. Hysteria was pumping up over warm pants and strong boots, as if it was very, very difficult to set up consumer goods production. There, they found camouflage pants and half of the province doesn’t take them off.
  3. +3
    5 September 2018 18: 39
    But what about forecasts that in the future there will be wars for water. Suddenly there is nothing to take off from. laughing
  4. 0
    6 September 2018 14: 43
    I read and wonder ... what kind of intelligence ??? China has officially announced that they will make an analogue of the BE-200 ... only bigger, more powerful ...

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