Monday, January 31, 2011

Chinese WZ-10 Attack Helicopter

. Monday, January 31, 2011

Latest Chinese attack helicopters WZ-10 entered military operational service in late 2010. WZ-10 is a modern attack helicopters armed with cannons swivel at the bottom of the nose as well as 4 hooks from a small wing on the right and left body that can be fitted with missiles and rockets.

Like the appearance of Chinese stealth aircraft J-20, WZ-10 manufactured by domestic company -Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) - which also shows that China's aerospace industry has mastered the advanced technology and entered the era of modernization.

WZ-10 is designed for anti-tank missions and is believed to have air-to-air combat capability as well.

General Characteristics:
Crew: 2
Length: 14.15 m
Rotor diameter: 13.0 m
Height: 3.85 m
Empty weight: 5,540 kg
Loaded weight: 7,000 kg
Useful load: 1,500 kg
Max takeoff weight: 8000 kg
Powerplant: 2× WZ-9 turboshaft, 957 kw (1285 shp) each

Maximum speed: 300+ km/h
Cruise speed: 270+ km/h
Ferry range: 800+ km
Service ceiling: 6,400 m
Rate of climb: over 12+ m/s

YH millimetre-wave fire-control radar
YH-96 electronic warfare suite

Guns: 23 mm or 30 mm autocannon mounted on chin turret with grenade launchers, or 14.5 mm Gatling gun
Hardpoints: 4
Rockets: 57 mm, 90 mm multi-barrel unguided rocket pods
Up to 8 ATGM air-to-surface missiles
Up to 8 TY-90 air-to-air missiles
Up to 4 PL-5, PL-7, PL-9 air-to-air missiles


Mountain Ridge Helicopter said...

It must take some serious helicopter training to fly one of these bad boys.

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