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Video - The biggest seaplane in the world unveiled in China

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Behind this red curtain is the biggest seaplane in the world, the AG600, otherwise known as the water dragon. This footage from the Chinese agency CCTV+ was filmed on Saturday at Zhuhai, in southern China, at the aircraft manufacturer AVIC's final assembly line.

This amphibian aircraft is over 120 foot-long and nearly 130 feet wide. It's designed to fight forest fires and carry out rescues at sea. It only takes it twenty seconds to ingurgitate 12 tonnes of water and it can also carry up to 50 passengers.

With its four Chinese-built turboprops, the AG600 should be able to fly at over 340 mph for just under 2,800 miles. The first test flight is scheduled for the end of the year.

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