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People's Liberation Air Force PLAAF presents for the first time Z-10 and Z-19 attack helicopters 1111122

 
 
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AirShow China 2012
China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition
Zhuhai
, China
13 - 18 November 2012
 
 
AirShow China 2012 Press Release
 
 
People's Liberation Air Force PLAAF presents for the first time Z-10 and Z-19 attack helicopters.
 
At AirShow China 2012, the People's Liberation Army and its air force will present a large compliment of China-made fighter aircraft, including the new attack helicopters Z-10 and Z-19 that have previously been largely kept from public view.
     
At AirShow China 2012, the People's Liberation Army and its air force will present a large compliment of China-made fighter aircraft, including the new attack helicopters Z-10 and Z-19 that have previously been largely kept from public view.
Chinese-made Z-10 attack helicopter
     

The Zhi-10 (Z-10) attack helicopter has been developed by Changhe Aircraft Industries Group (CAIG) and China Helicopter Research and Development Institute (CHRDI), both based in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province. Another PRC helicopter manufacturer, Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Company (HAMC), may have also involved in the development programme.

The Z-10 is fitted with a 30mm cannon mounted under the nose. Two stub wings provide four stores stations for external ordinance. The Z-10 attack helicopter can carry up to eight missiles under the stub wings for anti-armour role. Alternatively, the helicopter can carry unguided rocket pods for ground attack, or TY-90 short-range air-to-air missiles for air combat.

The Z-19 is a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force attack helicopter designed and manufactured by the Chinese Company Harbin. The Z-19 twin-seat is an updated modified version of the Harbin Z-9W (similar to the development of Bell AH-1 Cobra from UH-1).

The Z-19 features a fenestron tail, damping its sound and therefore allows it achieve some level of acoustic stealthiness. The exhausts also protect the helicopter from infrared threats. The Z-19 also features armor platings, crash resistant seats, and a turret with FLIR, TV, and laser range finder

     
At AirShow China 2012, the People's Liberation Army and its air force will present a large compliment of China-made fighter aircraft, including the new attack helicopters Z-10 and Z-19 that have previously been largely kept from public view.
Chinese-made Z-19 attack helicopter