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The People’s Republic of China is one of the few nations whose armed... News PhotoAmphibian,Armed Forces,DigitalGlobe,Flying,Harbin,Image,Patriotism,People,Qingdao,Qingdao Beach,Science and Technology,VerticalPhotographer Collection: DigitalGlobe 2012 DigitalGlobeQINGDAO, CHINA-JANUARY 23, 2013: The People’s Republic of China is one of the few nations whose armed forces still operate a long-range heavy-duty amphibious flying boat—the Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzha 5, Maritime Bomber 5). With a crew of 5+ depending upon the mission, these remaining three aircraft now operate in maritime surveillance and search and rescue roles as the 3rd Independent Air Regiment of the 7th Air Division. In this image from January 23, 2013, all three SH-5 aircraft are resting on the apron at their home base at the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) Qingdao Naval Air Station. (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)