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Changhe Z-8 Transport Helicopter

Role

Multi-role helicopter

Crew

Two

Passenger Capacity

27 troops or 15 stretchers

Service Entry

1989

Numbers Built

15 to 20

Length

23m

Height

6.76m

Width

5.2m

Main Rotor Diameter

18.9m

Tail Rotor Diameter

4m

Width

1.9m

Height

1.83m

Volume

28.9m³

Empty Weight

6,980kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

10,592kg

Type

WZ-6 turboshaft engines

Number of Engines

Three

Power Capacity

1,512hp (1,128kW) each

Internal Fuel

3,900l

Maximum Speed

315km/h

Maximum Cruise Speed

266km/h

Economical Speed

255km/h

Rate of Climb

690m/min

Service Ceiling

3,100m

Range

700km

Endurance

Four hours

Manufacturer

Changhe Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG)

Operators

Peoples Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF)

Engines

Changzhou

Gear Boxes

Zhungnaii Transmission Machinery Factory
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