World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

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World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

Post by Abc123 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:42 pm

World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China ( but not from water)




China’s homegrown AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight.

The plane, codenamed Kunlong, according to the state news agency Xinhua, took off from the southern city of Zhuhai and landed after a flight of roughly an hour.

With a wingspan of 38.8 metres (127ft) and powered by four turboprop engines, the aircraft is capable of carrying 50 people and can stay airborne for 12 hours.

“Its successful maiden flight makes China among the world’s few countries capable of developing a large amphibious aircraft,” the chief designer, Huang Lingcai, told Xinhua.
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Re: World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

Post by bolueeleh » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:11 am

fuck that, china clipper is still the classic
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Re: World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

Post by that genius » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:00 am

50 people?

Joke.
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