'First flight' of the Harbin Z-5 with all metal blade rotor

Wednesday, June 22, 1966 - Harbin Hafei Airport, People's Republic of China



The third time a new prototype of the Z-5 took to the air, this time fitted with fully metal rotor blades.  The aircraft had its maiden flight in 1966.

Source: Yefim Gordon, Dmitriy Kommissarov. Chinese Aircraft: China's Aviation Industry Since 1951. Hikoki Publications Ltd., 2008. Pg. 265. Print.


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