Chinese amphibious aircraft AG600 Jilong will be tested at sea

Chinese amphibious aircraft AG600 Jilong will be tested at sea

Chinese amphibious aircraft AG600 Jilong is preparing to conduct tests in the marine area. According to Defense Aerospace, a new phase of flight testing of the aircraft will be held off the coast of the South China Sea.


Note that the AG600 has already been tested on water, but all tests that have passed have been carried out in Hubei Province in the reservoir on the Zhanghe River, i.e. in fresh water. Planned tests at sea should give developers data on the impact of an aggressive marine environment on the airframe, its components and assemblies. In addition, the controllability of the aircraft will be checked for various waves at sea. The test start date has not yet been announced.

The Chinese Jilong amphibious aircraft (AG600) has been under development since 2009. Flight tests began in 2017, water tests - from 2018.

The aircraft is designed to extinguish fires and conduct rescue operations on the water. It is equipped with four turboprop engines, is able to stay in the air for up to 12 hours. The maximum take-off weight of the AG600 is 53,5 tons, the hull length is 39,3 meters, the wingspan is 38,8 meters, and the maximum flight range is 4,5 thousand kilometers. Today it is the largest amphibious aircraft not only in China, but also throughout the world.

By the way, if the Russian United Aircraft Building Company (UAC) resumes production of an Soviet-designed A-40 Albatros amphibian, as reported in September last year, the Chinese AG600 will lose first place among the largest amphibious aircraft, because the maximum take-off weight "Albatross" is 90 tons, in contrast to 53,5 tons of the Chinese counterpart.
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  1. knn54 April 10 2020 14: 17 New
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    "Albatross" could reach speeds of up to 800 kilometers per hour and fly over distances of up to five thousand kilometers. Than not anti-submarine aircraft.
  2. Mountain shooter April 10 2020 14: 21 New
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    Well, a big boat, you can’t say anything ... taking into account the growing demands for extinguishing forest fires, it would be nice for Russia to have a fleet of such aircraft in order to quickly crush the fires in the bud ... Perhaps not so big, but cheap, and a lot, with a good weight return ...
    1. Zoldat_A April 10 2020 15: 23 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      and Russia would be nice to have a fleet of such aircraft

      I’m not a big expert on aviation - let anyone understand, tell me what of the Soviet-Russian AG600 looks like? Surely, after all, again ....
      Although I admit that maybe not ours. Well, so on someone else's. I believe in the limitless possibilities of "Chinese Xerox" ...
      1. neri73-r April 10 2020 15: 50 New
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        Today it is the largest amphibious aircraft not only in China, but also throughout the world.

        And that the Chinese have already gone into the series, so that they would call him that. We have the A-40, but they didn’t cut it! Moreover, they say the project has resumed.
        1. kjhg April 10 2020 17: 05 New
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          Quote: neri73-r

          And that the Chinese have already gone into the series, so that they would call him that.

          Will go very soon, do not hesitate.
          Quote: neri73-r
          We have the A-40, but they didn’t cut it!

          And where is he? In the museum?
          Quote: neri73-r
          Moreover, they say the project has resumed.

          Who is talking? Rather, the Chinese will build an analogue of our Albatross from scratch, than ours will restore its production. Because the Chinese are doing real things, not doing balabolism and theft. That’s the whole difference.
      2. Grigory_45 April 10 2020 16: 07 New
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        Quote: Zoldat_A
        I’m not a great aviation expert - let anyone understand, tell me - what Soviet-Russian does this AG600 look like? Surely, after all, again ...

        nothing of seaplanes.
        The Chinese are powered by WJ6 engines, an analogue of the Soviet AI-20.
        You can, of course, say that the Water Dragon is the An-12 that learned to swim. You should not look for direct analogues from the USSR
        1. Zoldat_A April 10 2020 16: 44 New
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          Quote: Gregory_45
          You should not look for direct analogues from the USSR

          Well, maybe not Soviet. The possibilities of the “Chinese Xerox” are endless - there, Pete Mitchell found
          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          This is similar to the Japanese Shin Meiwa PS-1 / US-1A, a very good airplane
      3. Pete mitchell April 10 2020 16: 23 New
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        Quote: Zoldat_A
        what does Soviet AG600 look like ...

        This is similar to the Japanese Shin Meiwa PS-1 / US-1A, a very good airplane
        1. Grigory_45 April 10 2020 17: 55 New
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          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          This is similar to the Japanese Shin Meiwa PS-1 / US-1A

          or on his follower ShinMaywa US-2
  3. iouris April 10 2020 14: 21 New
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    Four engines are not the optimal solution for a promising aircraft. By the way, the engines of which system, in other words, how localized is the production?
    1. Piramidon April 10 2020 14: 49 New
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      Quote: iouris
      By the way, the engines of which system, in other words, how localized is the production?

      It was reported that it installed WJ-6 engines developed by the Chinese company South Aero-Engine Company on the basis of AI-20, which were certified in 1977 and are available in various modifications to date.
    2. Grigory_45 April 10 2020 16: 09 New
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      Quote: iouris
      By the way, the engines of which system, in other words, how localized is the production?

      WJ6 take-off power of 5100 hp (an analogue of the Soviet AI-20, manufactured by China National South Aviation Industry Company (CNSAIC) in Zhuzhou, Hunan Province) with six-bladed propellers
  4. Radikal April 10 2020 14: 47 New
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    Today it is the largest amphibious aircraft not only in China, but throughout the world.
    There is such a "Japanese", in which some characteristics are slightly less than that of the "Chinese", however, those that are decisive for the "Japanese" seaplane are higher. sad
    https://pikabu.ru/story/shinmaywa_us2dorogaya_yaponskaya_igrushka_6488827
  5. Cowbra April 10 2020 14: 57 New
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    Who is this time pioneered?
    1. Zoldat_A April 10 2020 15: 30 New
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      Quote: Cowbra
      Who is this time pioneered?

      Quote: Radikal
      There is such a "Japanese", in which some characteristics are slightly less than that of the "Chinese", however, those that are decisive for the "Japanese" seaplane are higher.
      https://pikabu.ru/story/shinmaywa_us2dorogaya_yaponskaya_igrushka_6488827

      I started reading comments as it should, from above - that's why I said the same thing above
      Quote: Zoldat_A
      I believe in the limitless possibilities of "Chinese Xerox" ...
      laughing
      1. Cowbra April 10 2020 16: 09 New
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        Sorry, I reflexively, as I read the article - I spoke ... Only then I started reading comments)
    2. Grigory_45 April 10 2020 16: 12 New
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      Quote: Cowbra
      Who is this time pioneered?

      Japanese have turboprop amphibians. For example, ShinMaywa US-2
    3. Piramidon April 10 2020 17: 15 New
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      Quote: Cowbra
      Who is this time pioneered?

      Well, is it really not visible? The top is a clean An-12, the bottom is a torpedo boat, maybe even its own. lol
  6. abrakadabre April 10 2020 15: 26 New
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    Planned tests at sea should give developers data on the impact of an aggressive marine environment on the airframe, its components and assemblies.
    I think that relatively brief tests will not give answers to this question. Because sea water, although aggressive, is not aqua regia. In order to corrode everything there in a short period of time. Now, if the trial operation is six months to a year. Then completely corrosion will manifest itself.
    1. Petrol cutter April 10 2020 18: 45 New
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      Of course. With normal paintwork and other activities, the machine will serve for about fifteen years. On the sea.
      And again, if you carefully service them, they will be washed with a hull after each landing on the sea until I retire.
      1. Petrol cutter April 11 2020 16: 07 New
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        For this, only the ZIL130 AC is used. Delov for ten minutes. We have a delivery base. fellow
  7. Petrol cutter April 10 2020 18: 40 New
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    Wonderful.
    And then the PRC and the ekranoplans will begin to stamp.
    We will catch up and overtake ... How tired it already ...
  8. fa2998 April 11 2020 17: 12 New
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    Quote: knn54
    . Than not anti-submarine aircraft.

    An anti-submarine aircraft can safely be based on a coastal base, with concrete GDP, why bother? hi