Zhi-8 (Z-8) is a medium transport helicopter.

Flight crew: 2
Length: 23m
Main rotor diameter: 18.9m
Height: 6.76m
Weight (empty): 6.86t (Z-8); 7.1t (Z-8F)
Weight (maximum take off): 13t
Engine: 3 x WZ-6 turboshafts, each rated at 1,512hp (Z-8), or 3 x Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67B turboshaft, each rated at 1,941hp
Internal fuel: 3,900 litre
Maximum speed: 248km/h (Z-8); 255km/h (Z-8F)
Service ceiling: 3,100m (Z-8); 4,700m (Z-8F)
Hover ceiling (in ground effect): 1,900m (Z-8); 2,800m (Z-8F)
Range: 700km (with 27 soldiers), or 500km (with 3,000kg payload)
Endurance: 4 hours
Maximum payload: 5,000kg
Typical load: 27 troops or 15 stretchers

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