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Bilal Khan (Quwa)

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Does look like it took "inspiration" from S-92.
Perhaps, but the Z-8L is definitely larger. Basically AW101 territory.

It'll be interesting if and when AVIC adds this to its export catalogue. Combined with China's economies of scale, the unit cost of the Z-8L will be competitive. IMHO, this can give the Mi-38 a run for its money in the giant market of replacing old Mi-8 and Mi-17s. Ironic that CAATSA could basically pave the way for China to take up a chunk of the helicopter market.
 

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Perhaps, but the Z-8L is definitely larger. Basically AW101 territory.
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But isn't the S-92 basically "playing" in the same league?


Max takeoff weight:

AW101 - 14,600 kg (32,187 lb)
S-92 - 12,565 kg (27,700 lb)
Mi-38 - 15,600 kg (34,392 lb)
Z-8L - 13,800 kg (30,360 lb) ... data from Z-18/AC313 (??)
 

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