As the Chinese People’s Liberation Army presents its Z-20 utility helicopter for close inspection for the first time, Avic is emphasizing the type’s adaptability. Indeed, photographs have already emerged of the first adaptation, a naval variant. Considering the breadth of applications elsewhere for helicopters that have started out as utility machines, more versions are sure to follow. The Z-20 much resembles a frequently adapted helicopter, the Sikorsky H-60. But the Chinese ...

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