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originally posted by: anzha
CHina has been working on their equivalent of the Blackhawk. While I generally follow the opinion that form follows function and, therefore, aircraft with similar roles will be similar in design. However, this time, dang.
Their design is so amazingly close to the American Blackhawk, folks are calling it the CopyHawk.
Take a look for yourselves:
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: anzha
China owns a number of S-70s that they brought in country in the 80s. It would be easy enough to design something off them.
originally posted by: Plotus
Lol...... like the Geely fake Rolls Royce...? I am familiar with Chinese products, mainly motorcycles and scooters. I can tell you the metallurgy is highly suspect. In fact the alloys are of the cheapest quality in every instance. The bolts are typically 'one time' usage as they tend to strip and gall threads. On the ground...... cause for concern.. In the air, major cause for concern. I would NEVER fly in a Chinese craft of any sort...... ever. While the weapons the Chinese used were mostly captured or Kalashnikov AK 47's, they were usually sourced from the Soviets, thus with production standards Well above anything China was able to produce.
I certainly would never knowingly fly with the builder being CHINA.
Look at their recent space exploration failures.