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Chinese amphibious aircraft AG600 "Jilong" was first tested over the sea

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Chinese amphibious aircraft AG600 "Jilong" was first tested over the sea

Chinese amphibious aircraft AG600 "Jilong" was first tested by flights over the sea. According to Xinhua, flights began on April 15, all trials were recognized as successful.


For the first time, China experienced the largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600, flying over the sea. Flights were carried out at different heights off the coast of the South China Sea, however, landing and take-off from the sea surface were not performed at this stage. As explained, these overflights were carried out as part of the AG600 training program for take-off and landing tests in the sea, which should take place before the end of this year.

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 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.
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  1. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD April 17 2020 10: 46 New
    +8
    [quote] [The aircraft is designed to extinguish fires and conduct rescue operations on the water / quote]
    Here, one hundred pounds I am sure that one of the tasks is a large transporter to supply island bases in remote areas and not having the appropriate GDP and emergency transfer of soldiers and equipment there, and the functions of a firefighter are secondary for mostly peaceful time ..
    1. novel66
      novel66 April 17 2020 10: 52 New
      +7
      I won’t even argue, although they have UDC
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD April 17 2020 10: 58 New
        +1
        Quote: novel xnumx
        I won’t even argue, although they have UDC

        UDC UDC, and situeviny and exacerbations are different and often not predictable in advance ..
        1. novel66
          novel66 April 17 2020 10: 59 New
          +7
          yes, by the way, amphibian and how PLO can be nice
          1. KVU-NSVD
            KVU-NSVD April 17 2020 11: 01 New
            +1
            Quote: novel xnumx
            yes, by the way, amphibian and how PLO can be nice

            Well, not as healthy, although whoever understands their Chinese ... winked
            1. novel66
              novel66 April 17 2020 11: 02 New
              +6
              not, well, so that with the means of destruction you need a big, more torpedoes and bombs
            2. Zaurbek
              Zaurbek April 17 2020 14: 02 New
              0
              There are 4 turboprop engines of about 6 tons of thrust ... on the B-737 2 turbofan engines of about 14 tons
            3. Grigory_45
              Grigory_45 April 17 2020 22: 47 New
              -2
              Quote: KVU-NSVD
              well not so healthy

              can hang in the air for 10-11 hours, which is very good. Internal volumes and carrying capacity allow to provide both operator places and the construction compartment, as well as resting places. As an anti-submarine patrol marine aircraft, the AG600 will most likely enter the PLA and go along with the landing option
      2. cost
        cost April 17 2020 11: 11 New
        0
        Here, one hundred pounds, I’m sure that one of the tasks is a large transporter for supplying island bases in remote areas and not having the appropriate GDP and emergency transfer of soldiers and equipment there, and the functions of a firefighter are secondary for mostly peaceful time

        Well, it is unlikelyrepeat
        If you look at its performance characteristics, it indicates that this aircraft can carry up to 50 people at a time.
        1. novel66
          novel66 April 17 2020 11: 18 New
          +4
          50 people with equipment — somewhere around a ton of cargo, the An-12 with similar characteristics — 21 tons, taking into account the characteristics of an amphibious aircraft — well, let 10 tons, any more, darken, narrow-eyed ...
          1. Grigory_45
            Grigory_45 April 17 2020 22: 53 New
            -2
            Quote: novel xnumx
            50 people with equipment — somewhere around a ton of cargo, the An-12 with similar characteristics — 21 tons, taking into account the characteristics of an amphibious aircraft — well, let 10 tons, any more, darken, narrow-eyed ...

            capacity of the AG600 is about 12 tons. But this does not mean that he can accept 130 people. Airborne capabilities also depend on internal volumes
            1. novel66
              novel66 April 18 2020 10: 52 New
              +1
              Chinese - they are small ..
    2. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins April 17 2020 11: 08 New
      0
      Recently lamented - what to wish for boats? And what about seaplanes? !! Seven feet under the keel or the number of take-offs and landings? !!))) laughing
  2. Teberii
    Teberii April 17 2020 10: 48 New
    +1
    Well done come in handy.
  3. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 17 2020 10: 51 New
    0
    Judging by how in different countries they have lost interest in developing and manufacturing their own seaplanes, China will soon become a monopolist in this type of product. It’s been a long time since I heard news from Beriev’s company, but there was something to be proud of and, as always, something was missing, so that it would turn into something.
    1. novel66
      novel66 April 17 2020 11: 03 New
      +4
      the dough is not enough, what else? will do at its best and the Chinese will wipe themselves off
    2. ancient
      ancient April 17 2020 11: 28 New
      +4
      Quote: sanik2020
      Even from the company Beriev quite a while not to hear news

      It's you just ... "! Far away" live " bully
      News ... "carriage":

      A criminal case was opened in Taganrog for selling tens of millions of rubles of counterfeit metal to an enterprise.


      The suspects turned out to be two residents of Moscow and Yekaterinburg. They are directors and deputy heads of companies that sold products under the trademarks of a well-known organization.

      “According to false certificates, the defendants sold titanium products to the aircraft manufacturing company. Counterfeit metal was used in serial production of aircraft, ”it was informed.

      It is noted that the amount of damage to the copyright holder amounted to 45 million rubles.
      How this affected the quality of the aircraft is not reported.

      If the guilt of the suspects is proved, each person involved in this case faces four years in prison.
      link - RostovGazeta.ru portal
      https://news/tantk-im-berieva-proizvodili-samolety-iz-kontrafak
      1. Peter is not the first
        Peter is not the first April 17 2020 22: 25 New
        +1
        Yes, it turns out that Beriev’s company is heard. But I would like very different news.
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 April 17 2020 12: 16 New
      +2
      Well, this is an expensive and extremely niche type of aircraft.

      They are engaged, for example, the Japanese. They even try to sell.


      Well, the most lively project is Bombardier + Canadir - 415/515. It is small, cheap, versatile. Lifting for many countries and departments.



      Beriev has a unique aircraft, but it is not a lift for customers. How to use it to earn money or not go into the wild minus?
      - usually burns 2-3 edge 4 weeks a year. Is the rest of the time simple? Salary for crews. Training?
      - it is not suitable for commercial use to carry goods / people, and even worse, where it can use its advantages (amphibious) or there is no request for such a volume (again, small amphibians take it out, in the USA all kinds of ski-skirts for Cessna are extremely popular ), or there is an airport where you can send a regular plane.
      - As a lifeguard, it is also doubtful, especially for customers of a western school, where there is a big bet on helicopters.
    4. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 April 17 2020 22: 58 New
      -2
      Quote: sanik2020
      Judging by how in different countries they have lost interest in developing and manufacturing their own seaplanes, China will soon become a monopolist in this type of product.

      There are still Japanese with their Shin Meiwa US-1 and US-2
  4. Alexfly
    Alexfly April 17 2020 11: 00 New
    -3
    Well, soon we will buy Chinese amphibians and say that the material is of excellent quality .....
  5. Eug
    Eug April 17 2020 11: 03 New
    +1
    Turboprop engines - AI-20D5 Motor Sich? It would be very logical ...
  6. Doccor18
    Doccor18 April 17 2020 11: 05 New
    0
    The Chinese competitor Be-200 in the international arena are growing.
    The Be200-Albatross is a diamond of course, but the Chinese will take it at the cost.
    1. knn54
      knn54 April 17 2020 12: 04 New
      0
      The Be-200 is not a competitor. The A-40 Albatross prototype. The performance characteristics are identical, but the Russian had jet engines. The rest of the "Chinese" is, say, a mirror image of the Russian.
      The program seems to have resumed.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek April 17 2020 14: 05 New
        +1
        Modern turbojet engines with high bypass, do not differ much in fuel efficiency and speed from a turbojet engine
      2. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr April 17 2020 23: 58 New
        0
        Today it is the largest amphibious aircraft not only in China, but also throughout the world.

        Quote: knn54
        .... A-40 "Albatross" prototype. The performance characteristics are identical, ......., say, a mirror image of the Russian one.

        TECH SPECS
        ------- A-40 ------------------------------------ AG600
        Crew: 4-8 people ---------------------- Crew: 3 pilot
        Length: 45,70 m ----------------------------- Length: 36,9 m
        Wingspan: 42,50 m ------------------- Swipe: 38,8 m.
        Height: 11,07 m ---------------------------- Height: 12,1 m.
        Wing area: 200 m²
        Weight empty: 44 000 kg
        Curb weight: 51 000 kg
        Normal takeoff weight: 86 000 kg
        Maximum take-off weight: 90 kg --- 53,500 kg.
        Payload mass: 10 000 kg
        Fuel weight: 35 000 kg

        Flight performance --------------------------------
        Maximum speed: 800 km / h ------------- 570 km / h.
        Cruising speed: 720 km / h --------------- 500 km / h
        Practical range: 4000 km
        Ferry range: 5500 km ------------ 5500 km.
        Patrol Duration: 12 hours ---- 12 hours
        Practical ceiling: 13 m -------------- 10 500 m.
        Operating altitude: 8000 m
        Takeoff run: 1000 / 2000 m (land / water)
        Mileage: 700 / 900 m (land / water)
        Wing loading: 430 kg / m²
        Aerodynamic quality: 16-17
        Seaworthiness (wave height): 2,2 m
      3. Fizik M
        Fizik M April 19 2020 21: 31 New
        -1
        Quote: knn54
        The rest of the "Chinese", say, a mirror image of the Russian

        NO
        Unlike our Be, where the DUPO chased the flight characteristics (due to seaworthiness), the Chinese is all right with the concept (the main thing is seaworthiness for takeoff and landing, and flight characteristics - "how it goes")
  7. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 17 2020 11: 11 New
    0
    Yes, the dough has been blown into the defense industry in recent years so much that aircraft could be made of it. Just progress is driven by individuals, stubborn innovators and not reformers.
  8. Lelik76
    Lelik76 April 17 2020 11: 27 New
    +2
    And under the "skirt" that heaped up some crap. Our Be-200 is much "cleaner" aerodynamically made in terms of the boat hull.
    1. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr April 18 2020 00: 11 New
      0
      Quote: Lelik76
      And under the "skirt" then they twisted some crap

      The Japanese (ShinMaywa US-2) is not better:
      1. Fizik M
        Fizik M April 19 2020 21: 32 New
        -1
        Quote: Bad_gr
        Japanese (ShinMaywa US-2) no better

        a clear and clear priority of seaworthiness over LTH
        and it is right
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr April 19 2020 23: 03 New
          0
          Quote: Fizik M
          a clear and clear priority of seaworthiness over LTH
          and it is right

          Our A-40 Albatros is capable of taking off and landing on water at wave heights of up to 1.8 m (according to other sources 2,2 m), although its shape is closer to airplanes than to a boat.

          AG600 "Jilong" and ShinMaywa US-2 have some seaworthiness (I did not come across these data or looked sad )?
          1. Fizik M
            Fizik M April 19 2020 23: 34 New
            -1
            Quote: Bad_gr
            waves up to 1.8 m (according to other sources 2,2 m),

            there are serious doubts about these numbers
            and the fact that nothing close was confirmed by tests ...
            Quote: Bad_gr
            AG600 Jilong and ShinMaywa US-2 have some seaworthiness

            at hand right now there are no exact numbers, but much more
            for only in this is the meaning of seaplanes now
    2. Fizik M
      Fizik M April 19 2020 21: 31 New
      -1
      Quote: Lelik76
      Our Be-200 is much "cleaner" aerodynamically made in terms of the boat's hull.

      yes and that killed her seaworthiness
  9. iouris
    iouris April 17 2020 11: 59 New
    -1
    And flies over the sea?
  10. Klingon
    Klingon April 17 2020 13: 26 New
    0
    Do the Chinese have nazzviniy except Dragons something? or does the animal world end there? wassat