Helicopter CAIC Z-10. Specifications. A photo.
CAIC Z-10 - Chinese attack helicopter developed by Aircraft Corporation «Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation» ( «CAIC») in 2003 year.
A photoCAIC Z-10
Combat attack helicopter model CAIC Z-10 Chinese aircraft manufacturers began to be developed with the participation of designers aviarazrabotchikov of the Russian company "Kamov" in 1998 year. The main reason for the start of the development was the need in the creation of combat aircraft, capable to effectively combat against armored ground vehicles, as in fact, up to 2000-ies, in the Air Force of China no effective martial percussion unit.
Draft helicopter CAIC Z-10 was developed in a very short time and in 2003, the helicopter has made its first test flight, which was quite a disaster, as most expectations aviarazrabotchikov not justified. Due to the fact that the management of aircraft company «Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation» has appeared dissatisfied with the first prototype, the project was aimed at further refinement, where he stayed for more 9 years 2012 until he was officially presented.
CAIC Z-10 photo
To date, the combat helicopter model CAIC Z-10 is quite effective attack helicopters capable of engaging in a quick attack enemy positions from the air, including by destroying the enemy as a living force, and lightly armored and armored vehicles. Due to the high performance characteristics of the aircraft, helicopter CAIC Z-10 is very popular, and is one of the major percussion units of the Air forces of China (in service of the country is more than 100 helicopters of this model), and it is expected to export to the other in the near future countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.
Armament helicopter CAIC Z-10 consists of:
- Air automatic gun, caliber 23-mm., 25-mm. or 30-mm .;
- Large-caliber machine gun 12,7-mm. or 14,5-mm .;
- Kit rockets;
- Probes Kit missiles for targets with high accuracy lesions, including airborne targets.
The crew of the helicopter CAIC Z-10 consists of two people - a pilot and an arrow at the same time when using the automatic aircraft cannon or homing missiles, helicopter pilot can control their own weapons systems. Because the aircraft belongs to the class of combat aircraft on board the transportation of goods and people is not possible.
The power plant helicopter model CAIC Z-10 consists of two gas turbine engines of the brand WZ-9, each of which is capable of traction in 1350 hp, which in turn very much for attack helicopters. The maximum speed of flight CAIC Z-10 aircraft can be up to 350 km \ h., While the maximum distance is determined by the distance of the flight in 825 kilometers.
Specifications CAIC Z-10.
- Crew: 2 person;
- helicopter length: 14,15 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 3,85 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 13 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 5540 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 7000 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 275 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 350 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 825 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 6400 m .;
- Powerplant: 2 × WZ-9;
- Power: 2 × 1350 hp
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