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.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift configuration: Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: Tail rotor
Crew required: 1-2
Crew seating: Side-by-side
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)
Overall Height: 4.40 m (14.4 ft)
Overall Length: 25.02 m (82.1 ft)
Overall Width: 21.00 m (68.9 ft)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 7600 kg (16755 lb)