The second line of the Harbin Z-5, based on new the new design provided by 1961 manufacturing drawings.  The helicopter receive certification for production on 21 September 1963.

In May 1963, work began to upgrade the Harbin Z-5 main rotor construction from steel tube spar and wood to complete metal blades with a bonded honeycomb filler.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: AVICOPTER PLC

Primary manufacturer: Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

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Aircraft Details

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