First Chinese transport helicopter AC313 will be certified by the end of 2011 and will be adopted by armament in 2012.
13-ton helicopter manufactured by Avicopter (a joint venture of AVIC and the Tianjin Municipality) is designed to carry 27 people or 4,000 kg of cargo.
The helicopter has a takeoff weight of 13,000 kg and is able to raise the outer suspension of up to 5000 kg payload.
The helicopter can be used in medical, rescue and fire fighting purposes.
According to the manufacturer, helicopter AC313 China created without the help of others, without the help of foreign professionals, reports, and Mash. Resource Engineering.
Recall: as you know, China has earned a worldwide reputation "thief number one technology." For creating their own models of equipment and weapons Chinese usually buy individual standards of foreign weapons and military equipment and simply copy them. Aircraft industry in this — is no exception. In the middle of today's transport aircraft that are in service with the Chinese Air Force, there is a copy of the aircraft, "An" Ukrainian development and production.