China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft which will be used to fight forest fires and perform marine rescues.
The aircraft, dubbed the AG600, is around the size of a Boeing 737 - far larger than any other plane built to take off and land on water.
It has a maximum flight range of 2,800 miles and can collect 12 tonnes of water in 20 seconds. Its maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes.
The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China unveiled the first of the new planes on Saturday in the southern port city of Zhuhai.
Lychee4U, Sepang, Malaysia, about an hour ago
made in china? aaa not thanks...
Leopoldtrench, Maine, United States, 1 hour ago
Why is the old Soviet flag in photo 3?
Open Eyes, London, 56 minutes ago
Probably a joint venture, most of Chinas military and commercial machines have Russian technology behind them.
StanMiller, Berkeley, United States, 53 minutes ago
There is a Chinese Flag and the other is the flag of the communist party..
StanMiller, Berkeley, United States, 52 minutes ago
It says..."designed to carry troops", which it was.
crawf, las vegas, United States, 3 hours ago
Looks like a modernized Short S.25 Sunderland.
edward partridge, coventry, 3 hours ago
The manufacturers warranty is only valid until it hits the runway for the first time..
HKer, Hong Kong, China, 3 hours ago
China builds large planes to kill fires, US builds large planes to kill humans.
Dhenry, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
It looks a bit of a bad tempered beast! Might it smile when it's soaking innocents beneath?
haradin, surfers paradise, Australia, 5 hours ago
That looks like its for military use in South China Sea.
Morris Oxford, Wantage, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
It doesn't look anything like a Catalina. It does, however, bear an uncanny resemblance to Japan's Shin Meiwa US1.
不像远程轰炸机，倒是像山寨日本的Shin Meiwa US1
HarvestMoonPerson, Great and Freed Britain, United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
But China cut down 85% of their rainforest.
Meh..., Virginia, United States, 7 hours ago
Try not to fly this one into a bridge, OK guys.
Keko Jones, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 7 hours ago
Actually not impressive.