When it comes to the world of technology, everything seems to be about competition. No matter what field you choose, someone is always trying to outdo someone else.
Coincidentally, these days, in most fields China seems to be the someone that is outdoing the competition. So it comes as no surprise that they also just took home the title in the field of aviation.
What we are referring to is the AG600 Amphibious Plane that was developed by China’s state owned aircraft maker Aviation Industry Corporation Of China.
What makes this plane so special is the fact that it is the World’s Largest Amphibious Plane, measuring at 37m in length and 38.8m in wingspan.
It can take off from both land and sea, with a maximum weight of approximately 53.5 tonnes, and reach top cruising speeds of over 500kms/h.
Thanks to it’s large size, it can also carry large amounts of fuel, giving it an impressive flight range of 4500kms or 12 hours.
These statistics make it a great machine, capable of running extensive search and rescue missions, in all sorts of areas across the world.
While it goes without saying that applications for such an impressive aircraft go beyond just search and rescue, China however has not unveiled any other plans at this stage.
However, they have revealed that there have been plenty of pre-orders for this plane, indicating that we will be seeing it in action all over the world, soon enough.