Monday, July 25, 2016

China unveils world's largest amphibious aircraft

China unveils world's largest amphibious aircraft

China has unveiled AG600, the world's largest aircraft which can land on both water and land and used to fight forest fires and perform marine rescues. The aircraft is around the size of a Boeing 737 - far larger than any other amphibious plane. It has a maximum flight range of 4,500 km. and can collect 12 tonnes of water in 20 seconds during emergencies. Its maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes.

The plane AG600 has been unveiled by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) in southern port city of Zhuhai. Before the AG600, the largest amphibious cast was the H-4 Hercules, known as the Spruce Goose, used in WW2. Its wingspan is still longer than the AG600's. The plane AG600 is part of a massive program to modernize China's armed forces, the world's largest, which includes the development of aircraft carriers, anti-satellite missiles, and stealth fighters.

So let's discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Which country has recently unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft?
2. What is the name of the world's largest amphibious aircraft?

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