Saturday, July 23, 2016

China Has Completed Assembling The World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft

Reuters: China completes world's largest amphibious aircraft: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft after seven years of work, which it plans to use to perform marine rescue missions and fight forest fires, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The AG600, which is about the size of a Boeing 737 and was developed by state aircraft maker Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), rolled off a production line in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday, Xinhua said quoting the firm.

AVIC deputy general manager, Geng Rugang, said the plane was "the latest breakthrough in China's aviation industry." A plan for the development and production of the AG600 received government approval in 2009.

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Update #1: World's largest amphibious aircraft comes off production line in China (CRIEnglish)
Update #2: China completes massive amphibious aircraft (Xinhua)

WNU Editor: Such a project was unthinkable only 20 years ago. Not the case anymore.


Enemy of the State said...

I wonder what will happen when its hit by a missile.

Jay Farquharson said...

Same thing that happens with a Herc or Galaxy,

B.Poster said...

I think it is a safe assumption that the Chinese have thought about the problems associated with prior US models and have overcome them. The bottom line is Russia is the world's most powerful military force, China is a very distant second, and the USA is WAY behind both of these great powers.

Whether anyone likes this or not this is the reality of today's world and it's not changing in the foreseeable future. In fact, Russia and China are likely to get an even bigger lead over America than they currently enjoy.

Russia and China are the world's most powerful countries. This cannot be changed. All nations of earth especially America need to behave according to reality.