Designed by Chinese Major General, Chia-Jen Chu, the CJC-3 Banana was inspired by the Piasecki PV-3.  It is the first tandem helicopter created indigenously by China.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: RoCAF 3rd Aircraft Factory

Primary manufacturer: RoCAF 3rd Aircraft Factory

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Tandem (Fore/aft) (x2)

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.00 m (9.8 ft)

Overall Width: 7.47 m (24.5 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 930 kg (2050 lb)

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