Based on the Harbin Z-5's airframe and rotor system, Z-6 development began in 1966 under the Harbin Aircraft Factory.  The design work was later transferred to CHRDI in 1968.  Its landing gear remained quadricyclic. 

 

While the helicopter received approval in 1977, it never reached mass production.  A total of eleven prototypes were built.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.

Primary manufacturer: Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 5.59 m (18.3 ft)

Overall Length: 20.96 m (68.8 ft)

Overall Width: 21.00 m (68.9 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: HEF WZ5 turbine

Engine manufacturer: Harbin Engine Factory

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 7600 kg (16755 lb)

Max Range: 651 km (352 nm)

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