The second line of the Harbin Z-5, based on new the new design provided by 1961 manufacturing drawings. The helicopter receive certification for production on 21 September 1963.
In May 1963, work began to upgrade the Harbin Z-5 main rotor construction from steel tube spar and wood to complete metal blades with a bonded honeycomb filler.
Design authority: AVICOPTER PLC
Primary manufacturer: Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation
Aircraft status: No longer flying
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 1-2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)