Z-20 multipurpose helicopter of China, PLA Army

Z-20 helicopter has completed its first flight on 23 Dec 2013, in Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation’s test facility.


A new “general purpose helicopter” in 10t class has been under development at 602/Harbin/Changhe since late 90s. It was speculated to be based on American S-70C currently still in service with PLA but also shares some common features with Z-10, such as a five-blade main rotor and twin Canadian PT6C-76C engines. However the project was delayed by the development of high priority Z-10 attack helicopter.